Winter Stations: 2024 tasks participants with designing temporary winter art installations which incorporate existing lifeguard towers spaced strategically across the city’s Kew and Woodbine beaches. The structures (not in use in the wintertime) are considered visual anchor points for the installations.
Winter Stations is a single-stage international design competition held annually in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As in previous years, Winter Stations intends to build 4-6 winning proposals for a six-week exhibition along the waterfront, funding permitted. While Toronto beaches are not typically as well visited in the colder seasons, Winter Stations has captured the imagination of the city. Designers can expect their designs to be well-visited and should anticipate public interaction.
The competition is open to everyone in the world. There is no fee to enter.
The theme for the 2024 edition of Winter Stations: Resonance.
Resonance captures the echoes of our artistic legacy and the enduring impact of Winter Stations. It invites us to reflect on the moments that have left a lasting mark, the installations that have stirred our hearts, and the memories that have become part of our collective narrative.
This year, in an exciting twist, Winter Stations is asking designers to embark on a remarkable journey of reinvention and re-imagination. They want you to breathe new life into the echoes of the past by recreating, reimagining and reinventing cherished installations from Winter Stations history.
Proposals should adhere to the following budget for submissions:
- $5,000.00 CAD for materials
- $10,000.00 CAD for labour
An honorarium will be provided to winners and allocated as follows:
- Design Fee – $2,000.00 CAD
- Travel is up to the discretion of the artist/team