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Saint-Anicet Municipality

Call for artists | Decoration of public pianos

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent is looking for amateur or professional artists to decorate pianos and their protective casings. The pianos will be installed outdoors in the municipalities of Franklin, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome and Sainte-Barbe. They will be accessible to the public during the 2023 summer season.

The submitted projects must be colorful and dynamic. The choice of concept and theme is left to the discretion of the artist. However, citizen participation is mandatory in one of the stages of the project, either for the concept, the sketch, or the realization. The evocation of an element or theme related to the participating municipalities would be an asset.


Please, provide the following documents:

  • A brief explanation of the proposed concept and the group of citizens included in the process (maximum 300 words) with a sketch.
  • A list of the required supplies.
  • Presentation of the artists: include a CV and two works of art from previous projects demonstrating the ability to carry out this type of project.

For amateur artists: a letter detailing previous artistic experience and explaining the motivation for this project may replace the CV.

Note: Since there is a total of 4 pianos, it is possible to submit more than one proposal, each of which must be accompanied by sketches and a description of the proposed concept.


  • Artists must reside in one of the thirteen municipalities of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent.
  • Advertising or promotional material for a company, organization, or product is prohibited.
  • Projects must respect intellectual property rights.
  • The elements of the projects must be entirely original. No reproduction, in whole or in part, will be accepted.
  • The concept must not reflect any bias (political, religious, etc.). No offensive subject matter or graphics (violent, sexist, racist, illegal, etc.) will be accepted.
  • The proposed end-product must be safe, durable, and easy to maintain.
  • Pianos must remain whole (no parts removed or altered). Only the visible parts may be painted: the front, sides, legs, and benches.
  • The protective casings must also be painted and included in the proposal (approximate dimensions in inches: 72 length x 48 depth x 60 height).
  • Weather-resistant materials adapted to the surfaces to be painted must be used (ex: exterior latex paint, acrylic, spray paint, etc.);
  • A coat of varnish must be applied by the artist as a protection.


The selected artists must:

  • Be available to complete the work by mid-June 2023.
  • Allow the municipalities and the MRC to showcase, display or reproduce the artwork, in any form, for publicity purposes.
  • Allow the municipalities to cover or alter, in whole or in part, the work produced, if necessary.


  • A fee of $1,000 will be paid to the selected candidates for the decoration of the pianos, casings, and benches (in the case of a collective of artists, the distribution will be at the discretion of its members).
  • The fee includes all expenses : professional fees, required equipment and supplies, mileage, etc.


  • May 15, 2023: Deadline for submissions
  • May 19: Announcement of selected projects
  • Mid-June: Decoration of pianos, benches, and casings
  • Summer 2023: Official inauguration


  • Applications must be sent by email in a single document (DOC or PDF format). No videos or hyperlinks will be accepted.
  • Send to the attention of Nancy Brunelle:
  • Deadline for receipt of applications: May 15 at 11 a.m.

For more information, please contact Nancy Brunelle, Cultural Development Officer at 450-264-5411, ext. 238 or:

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