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Region calling on Indigenous artists for GRT bus wrap design

The artwork will honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous History Month
Indigenous art will once again be displayed on a GRT bus this year to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous History Month.

The Region of Waterloo is on the lookout for local Indigenous artists to help them design a Grand River Transit bus wrap that will recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous History Month.

For the first time in 2023, the region unveiled its Every Child Matters bus wrap on Sept. 30 to honour the Indigenous community and those who both survived and never made it home from residential schools.

Now, the Reconciliation Action Partnership is searching for artists, graphic designers and illustrators to help them create this year's design.

The goal of the wrap is to foster education, understanding and connection. 

Selected artwork will be utilized on a bus, external posters, interior bus cards, RAP’s website, and regional and municipal social media platforms.

The RAP is a group of municipal representatives brought together to coordinate efforts to support Indigenous initiatives.

Submission are evaluated based on the statement of interest and connection to the project theme, strength of submitted past work, uniqueness and potential public appeal, and the demonstrated ability to complete the work on time.

Technical support is provided, however, the ability to create and submit high-resolution digital files in the specifications set out for the project is required.

The selected work will be displayed for a full calendar year from Sept. 30, 2024 until Sept. 29, 2025.

Deadline for submissions is May 5.

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