CHMA WWD Acquiring Local Original Art: Visual Artists, Apply by December 11, 2015

artists tour CMHA 2015 photo by Katie Wilde

Artists, apply now! Applications close Dec 11.

Local artists tour CMHA WWD’s new building with staff. Photo by Katie Wilde


Guelph, ON – November 12, 2015 –The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, in association with the Guelph Arts Council, invites artists to submit proposals for artwork. The artwork will be installed in the new CMHA WWD building located at 80 Waterloo Avenue in Guelph. The project is open to professional and emerging artists residing and actively practising in Waterloo Region, Wellington County or Dufferin County.

“Guelph Arts Council is thrilled to collaborate with CMHA WWD on this art project. The project creates an opportunity for local artists to contribute to a sense of welcome and hope at the CMHA WWD’s new facility, and builds new bridges within the community sector,” says Patti Broughton, Executive Director of Guelph Arts Council. 

The artwork should take inspiration from the vision and mission of the CMHA WWD. More specifically, the artwork should warmly welcome people into the facility and convey a strong sense of hope, possibility and optimism which supports our conviction that people can recover, and many people do recover, from mental illness. 

Artwork in all media will be considered. While wall-mounted works are preferred, the committee is open to an exceptional idea that uses an alternative display method. Proposals must include all costs associated with acquiring and installing the artwork. Supporting documents must be submitted by Friday, December 11, 2015. Visit for details and to apply online click here.

Interested artists are invited to drop in to tour the facility on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 between 5 – 6 pm, and must register online. Representatives of CMHA WWD and Guelph Arts Council will be on hand to answer questions. Selected artwork will be announced by January 31, 2016 and installation will be completed by March 31, 2016, unless otherwise negotiated.

About the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

CMHA WWD is Canada’s largest CMHA chapter and provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. CMHA WWD serves everyone from children to adults to seniors, all under one roof.. It is also the lead partner in Here 24/7, the single access point to the entire mental health, addictions and crisis sector in Waterloo Region, as well as Wellington and Dufferin counties.

About Guelph Arts Council

For forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario.


For further information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Megan Brady, Communications Specialist
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
1-844-264-2993 Ext. 2106
226-979-4578 (cell)
[email protected]

Patti Broughton, Executive Director
Guelph Arts Council
[email protected]

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