DxN Call for Proposals 2014 Now Open!

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Design by Nature 2014 (DxN). Please make sure to read all the details below. Note, that this year we are encouraging artists to use discarded “resource-based” materials and would love to see them in your proposals. Also, please follow the specific instructions for how to submit your proposal via our online form. Thank you so much and good luck!

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, June 29, 2014

Download the full DxN Call for Proposal 2014 (PDF)

Submit your proposal here


Design by Nature is a juried sustainable design competition of sculptural installations, public art and functional furniture designed for designated locations on the Evergreen Brick Works campus.  Selected pieces are exhibited over the summer and fall of 2014 and will dot the landscape of Evergreen Brick Works.

Pieces appropriate to both interior and exterior application are encouraged, should be designed to move easily between locations and withstand the rigors of an unsupervised public environment. Any size or piece will be considered. However, keep in mind the location and scale, and public nature of the installation sites (see images of potential site locations).

All proposed designs must contain at least 50% existing, reclaimed, or recycled materials. These materials must be non-virgin, with some previous use or purpose, and/or materials destined for landfill or waste had they not been used in the submission.

**This year we taking a “resource-based” approach to design and encourage, but do not limit, artists to re-imagine items from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, discarded city wood from the ice storm and/or found materials left on the streets and shared through Trashswag – a crowdsourced map of architectural salvage.

Artists are asked to limit their submissions to a maximum of four pieces, and ensure that each piece can be displayed independently of each other.

See our FAQ’s for more details on site specifications, submission process and program requirements. If you’re still having trouble, email lori@designxnature.ca.

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