OUR SERVICES
A FULL-SERVICE PUBLIC ARTS AGENCY

We work closely with local artists and designers to produce customized public art that meets the unique needs of any site.

PATCH is a social enterprise* that provides end-to-end public art solutions which enable our clients to move forward with what they do best—build communities.

WE CAN HELP:

  • Meet legislated public / hoarding art requirements
  • Develop stronger relationships with local stakeholders
  • Attract attention to your development projects or properties
  • Reduce property maintenance costs by deterring graffiti vandalism

Why wait for the completion of your project to shape our city?

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to creatively promote your project or property, while contributing to community development before a shovel hits the ground!

Hoarding ArtPermanent Public Works

*A social enterprise is a business operated by a charity, or non-profit organization, that sells goods and/or services for the dual purpose of generating income and achieving a social, cultural, and/or environmental mission. PATCH is operated by the The STEPS Initiative, a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity.

Packages

The following are the various packages offered through The Patch Project


Existing Artwork

Description

Select desired artwork from PATCH’s curated selection

Advantages

  • Effective method of ensuring that staging art requirements are met
  • Profiles the work of local artists and engages the local community
  • Contributes to a community-and public realm- conscious branding of developer

Turnaround

less than 1 month


Commissioned Artwork

Description

Select an artist from our approved list or through a targeted “Call for Proposals”; the work will be a unique, site-specific piece created specifically for you

Advantages

  • Ensures developer’s brand is maintained through the commission of a unique site- specific piece
  • Serves as a flagship celebration of the client’s commitment to the local arts community

Turnaround

6-8 weeks


Site Specific Community Artwork

Description

PATCH arranges for a community artist or arts organization to create a site-specific, community-engaged art piece

Advantages

  • Develops public art in a way that actively encourages and supports local development / capacity building
  • Maximizes development’s image and contribution within the local community; build more relations with local residents
  • Opportunity for multiple public engagement events

Turnaround

8-16 weeks


Custom Installations

Description

Opportunity to comission 3-D/sculptural works and light installations; art installations for chainlink fencing and jersey barriers are also available

Advantages

  • 3D installations literally stand out and grab people’s attention
  • Light installations visually transform a site and increase safety by illuminating the area
  • Other options can bring art to surfaces and areas that are usually neglected

Turnaround

8-16 weeks