In 2012 the Art Committee within the Sheridan Space Enhancement Task Force developed
a proposal for an annual temporary installation of a contemporary artwork on Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus. The inaugural installation was Derek Sullivan’s Endless Kiosk 2005, which was installed in the Learning Commons in August 2012 and continued on display until the end of March 2013.

There is a commitment at Sheridan to continue this on an annual basis.


In keeping with Sheridan’s Mission Statement that “Sheridan delivers a premier, purposeful educational experience in an environment renowned for creativity and innovation”
the Contemporary Temporary Art Installation has four objectives:

  1. To bring innovative and original artwork by high profile artists into the Sheridan community.

  2. To enrich the experience of students, faculty and staff at the Sheridan Trafalgar campus with stimulating and challenging artwork.

  3. To integrate this artwork into curriculum through an artist’s talk, workshops and projects related to the installed artwork.

  4. To link the Sheridan Community to the broader cultural and artistic milieu.

Submission Proposal Requirements

Consideration should be given to the safety of the Sheridan Community so that the proposed artwork has no sharp edges, can’t be climbed on, has no fragile parts, is made of fire resistant materials, etc.

The proposal should be submitted as a PDF document to:

Leslie McGale
Faculty of Animation Arts and Design Sheridan College
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1

Email: Phone: 905 845 9430 Ext. 2115

The submitted proposal should include the following:

1. A description of the proposed artwork/installation.

2. A sketch of the proposed artwork or an image of the work if it already exists.

3. Dimensions of the proposed work.

4. A photograph or plan of the location proposed for the artwork. The following sites have been identified as suitable for large-scale artworks (see map locations below):

a. Outside SCAET
b. Outside Theatre entrance / D wing c. Outside cafeteria
d. J wing lobby (outside J102)
e. Animation wing lobby
f. Learning Commons
g. Atrium outside library
h. Lower lobby at SCAET
i. Connexion / Student Union
j. Main Entrance
k. Stream and banks

Other locations can be considered but will have to be vetted by our Facilities Management and Health & Safety departments.page3image5688

5. Technical details about the artwork’s construction and how the artwork would be installed and secured in the chosen location.

6. The value of the work for insurance purposes.

7. An explanation outlining how this installation would enhance students’ and faculty’s experience at Sheridan.

8. How the artwork could be integrated into curriculum at Sheridan.

9. Contact information for getting in touch with the artist involved.



a. Outside SCAET

b. Outside Theatre entrance / D wing c. Outside cafeteria

c. Outside cafeteria

d. J wing lobby (outside J102)

e. Animation wing lobby

f. Learning Commons

g. Atrium outside library

h. Lower lobby at SCAET

i. Connexion / Student Union

j. Main Entrance

k. Stream and banks

k. Stream and banks


Adjudication Process

1. A six-member Selection Committee made up of representatives from Sheridan and from the larger arts community will assess initial proposals.

2. This Selection Committee will select three proposals from all those submitted to consider for possible implementation. Each of the three finalists will be invited to the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville to tour the proposed site with representatives from Facilities Mangagement, Health & Satety department and members of the Selection Committee. Based on the recommenda- tions of these three groups a single work will be selected from the three proposals. A repre- sentative from the Selection Committee will contact the successful candidate.


  1. Deadline for submission of proposals: April 30, 5pm.

  2. Selection of three proposals: May 15

  3. Site visit and approval of installation site and method of attaching artwork to selected loca- tion: May 15 – May 30. We will work with the successful candidate to coordinate shipping and installation.

  4. Installation date: August 15-31.

  5. De-installation date: Late April or early May (to be negotiated).

Payment Schedule

1. Each of the three finalists being considered will receive $250 for their proposal and site visit expenses.

2. The successful artist (or candidate) will receive $5,000 paid in three installments:
a. Upon notification of being chosen the successful candidate – 25%
b. After delivery and installation of the artwork at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus in

Oakville – 50%
c. Within 30 days of the work’s de-installation date – 25%

3. The successful artist will be entitled to a shipping allowance of up to $1,000 (original receipts required).

4.The successful artist will be entitled to an installation allowance of up to $1,000 (original re- ceipts required).

5. Insurance during transit to/from Sheridan College is the responsibility of the artist.

Publicity and Documentation

  1. The artwork will be publicized both within and outside the Sheridan community through Akimbo, Sheridan Broadcast Television, Sheridan E-News and other promotional outlets.

  2. Sheridan faculty will document the artwork, so that image files can be provided to the artist, media and the institution.

Curriculum Integration

There is an expectation of an artist’s talk and integration of the artwork into curriculum at Sheridan.