Sculptural Art Submissions

Submissions Sought For A Sculptural Art Installation For Our Native Species Pollinator Trail

Tactile art or sensory art includes any physical interaction with art through the sense of touch. Creating a sculpture that incorporates native grassland/pollinator species like bees, barn swallows, butterflies or bluebirds that visitors of all ages and all abilities can touch and explore is very exciting to us! Sculpture is to be permanently installed outdoors, must be environmentally friendly and can include earth work (manipulation of the ground) Sculpture can be built on site and artist will have installation assistance from Heartland.

We envision this sculpture to be the first of many interactive nature-themed sculptures celebrating wildlife species along the trail and within the park. Our inspiration comes from a nature park located just outside Atlanta, Georgia –

The picture is from Wildwoods and is an example of the type of nature art we are seeking.

Installation dimensions:

Minimum: 5’ high x 3’ wide Maximum – 8’ high x 5’ wide

Selected artist will receive $2,500.00 for it’s creation including materials.

Artist must be a Niagara Falls resident. Sculpture must be completed and installed by Oct 18th 2019.

Artists are welcome to visit the site to gain a better perspective for the area of installation and incorporate the surrounding into their design.

To Submit A Proposal:

Please forward a written description of the sculpture including how it will be installed and maintained, how the public will be able to engage with it, time line from creation to installation, a detailed sketch or photos of a 3D model and a complete list of materials to be used in the sculpture. (only environmentally friendly materials will be permitted)

All proposals will be juried by a panel appointed by Heartland Forest that will include an environmental specialist and a professional artist.

By email:

or mail to: Elisabeth c/o Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 0L5

Submissions close 3pm, July 25th 2019. Successful applicant will be notified by July 31st, 2019.

Proposals are to be submitted to Elisabeth Graham, Executive Director, Heartland Forest

This project is a proud recipient of a grant by the City of Niagara Falls 2019 Cultural Funding Program.