Calling all artists! The "Out of Many, One" Mural Project is Live!

Man in front of mural

1.0 Project Overview 

1.1 Background 

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is partnering with Nobellum Enterprise and The Ubuntu Creative  Arts Project (UCAP) to commission an art installation located in The BRIDGE Finance & Data Lab at UTSC’s  Instructional Centre. Artist(s) are invited to submit proposals for a large-scale three piece paneled mural meant to serve as a  site for community programming. 

This project aims to foster a deeper sense of belonging amongst UTSC’s racialized communities. We seek to create  a space where students, faculty, staff, and communities, including Black folks, who were traditionally equity-deserving in academic spaces, see themselves fully welcomed, embraced, and reflected. The commissioned artwork is meant to interrupt the space and systems within the fabric of the Department of  Management located in the Instructional Centre, and will be activated through programming and community  engagement initiatives. 

1.2 Location Details



1.3 Project Goals 

The installation and production of this artwork aims to accomplish the following: 

  • To inspire and serve as a space of belonging for equity-deserving students pursuing futures in finance, STEM, and entrepreneurship. 
  • To create a meaningful site of activation for programming committed to inclusion and anti-Black  racism. 
  • To provide mentorship opportunities for racialized artist(s) in Scarborough communities throughout the production of the work and beyond. 
  • To support an equitable engagement and reciprocal knowledge exchange between racialized communities and the Department of Management, and UTSC as a whole. 

1.4 Eligibility 

In order to be considered: 

  • This call is open to professional racialized artists or artist groups. The project seeks to engage students of colour, specifically Black students. Artists who come from such communities will be given  preference. 
  • Artists must be located in the Greater Toronto Area, with preference given to Scarborough artists.
  • This project seeks artist(s) who have a working history of social practice, community engagement, and/or  large-scale public artwork. 
  • The selected artist(s) must be available for ongoing communication with The BRIDGE Project Team by  telephone, email, and in person for scheduled meetings and programs for the duration of the project.
  • The selected artist(s) will be expected to be proficient in all professional aspects relative to their creative  work, including: working under contract, working within schedules, meeting deadlines, providing  complete and accurate documentation, budgeting, expense tracking and invoicing related to their work. 

2.0 Scope of Work 

  • Initial site visit and overview meetings with The BRIDGE Project Team 
  • Development of project outline including conceptual implications, process, scale, medium, and associated  programming 
  • Community engagement process – our goal for this project is to be community-oriented from its onset,  through its development, and in its completion. The BRIDGE Project Team will support the artist(s) in  developing whatever community engagement components their practice calls for throughout the  development of their work. 
  • Attendance of internal meetings with The BRIDGE Project Team 
  • Attendance of any related programming throughout the production process 
  • Attendance of the mural unveiling event 
  • Reference the Appendix with the dimensions of the wall 

3.0 Submission Requirements 

  • Portfolio of similar work completed. Work must be of similar scope / scale. 
  • Artist bio / professional statement. This must include the links to any websites and social media.
  • Artist’s CV 
  • The University of Toronto Scarborough is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify in their submissions.
  • The University of Toronto Scarborough aims to make the selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodation for artists with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point, please outline your accessibility needs in your submission.
  • All submissions must be packaged and submitted via email to BOTH contacts noted below with the Email  Subject Line: Artist Proposal - “Out of Many, One” Mural Project




Email Address

The Ubuntu Creative Arts  Project & Nobellum  




Founder, The UCAP 

Co-Founder Brand  

Director, Nobellum  


University of Toronto 

Sandy Saad 

Curator, UTSC Doris  

McCarthy Gallery


4.0 Project Timelines & Budget: 

4.1 Project Timeline 

RFP Submission Opening 

September 9, 2022

Deadline for Artists to Submit questions (if applicable) 

September 20, 2022

Response to Artist Questions 

September 25, 2022

Artist Proposal Submission Deadline 

October 31, 2022

Review Period 

October 31 - November 15, 2022

Artist Selection 

November 15, 2022

Kick-Off Meeting with Artists & Project Team 

November 30, 2022

Community Engagement Sessions 1 - 3 

November - December 2022

Production & installation of artwork 

January - March 2023

Launch Event 

Spring 2023


4.2 Project Budget 

The commissioned artist(s) will receive an honourarium fee of $6,000 and an additional $2,000 in production support, in Canadian Dollars. Fabrication and installation costs are covered by the University and are not included in this proposal. 

5.0 Reserved Rights of the The Project Team 

UTSC, Nobellum Enterprise and, The Ubuntu Creative Arts Project (The “Project Team”), at their sole discretion, may  request clarifications or request additional information, as deemed necessary to evaluate the submissions. The  Project Team retains sole discretion to determine whether a submission is responsive if the prospective Artist(s) is  / are capable of performing the Work. The Project Team reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine the  number of pre-qualified Artist(s). The Project Team reserves the right to not proceed with awarding a contract. 

6.0 Termination of Contract with Artist(s) 

The Project Team reserves the right to terminate the contract just cause as per the Terms of the Artist Agreement  which will be distributed to the selected artists upon award of the contract. 

7.0 Publication of Competition Information 

The Project Team shall have the exclusive right to issue all public announcements regarding the mural. 

8.0 Appendix: Elevations, Photos and Dimensions Space

Visit this page to find the images and details on the space. 

9.0 Community Partners

Learn more about our community partners here. 

Nobellum logo

Nobellum Logo on black background


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Location: Visit The BRIDGE @ 1095 Military Trail, Toronto, ON