Call for cultural mentors – Submission deadline: March 31, 2017, 23:59 EDT

Meet Popsilos : a circuit that combines art and agrifood tourism in the Prescott-Russell countryside to celebrate Canada’s 150th.
Popsilos is looking for visual artists from the Prescott-Russell region who will act as cultural mentors in the conceptualization phase of the giant murals to be painted on four farm silos for Canada’s 150th celebration.

Themes include youth, diversity, reconciliation of First Nations and the environment. Cultural mentors’ role is to share their knowledge of the region’s culture and identity as well as contribute to the overall composition of the mural. Scheduled work sessions (2 to 6 hours) will be planned during the week of May 8th to May 12th, 2017, during which cultural mentors will have the opportunity to exchange with mural artists.

A daily stipend will be offered to all selected mentors.


Complete this online form and send an electronic submission package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31, 2017, 23:59 EDT.

Your electronic submission package must include:

  • High resolution images of five pieces of work
  • An information sheet presenting details of each photo submitted: name, dimensions, media, year of production.
  • Your artist’s statement.
  • A sketch representing your vision of one of Canada’s 150th celebration themes (listed above).

Selection of cultural mentors will be communicated during the week of April 10, 2017.
This project is made possible with the participation of the Government of Canada.

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Popsilos offers a unique touristic experience in Canada: a self-guided circuit that has visitors discover seven giant murals on farm silos in the Prescott-Russell countryside, while inviting them to stop at producers’ or artisans’ shops to check out local products.

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