“Exclusively Inclusive” is a public art project that explores the themes of racism and hate with the hope that we can all do better.
CALL FOR ARTSISTS
Year two of the project will see five artists create a series of small murals on a sidewalk in downtown Milton. (Two small murals per artist). The murals will focus on positive and inclusive messages to help combat racism and hate.
To apply for this project send in your application by Tuesday, May 23rd 2023. Download application here
Exclusively Inclusive Year One Project
In year one of the project, ten artists created art that was placed on specific traffic boxes across Milton. The traffic box art speaks to inclusion, diversity, and equity themes. The artists themselves represent diverse backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and each artist has brought their outlook to the themes of the collection. Through artist-led workshops in Milton schools and a community panel discussion, the perspectives and experiences of Milton residents were integrated into the project.In addition to unique art, the ten traffic boxes also feature QR codes; by scanning them, Milton residents can learn more about the art and the artist and access topical learning materials specially developed by Red T Kids’ Media. Teachers can use these learning activities; these materials are free for download on our site and are an excellent resource for discussing inclusivity and diversity.
Arts Milton partnered with Red T Kids’ Media and the Town of Milton to do this multilayered project. Some of the students took a tour of the traffic boxes and asked the artists a lot of questions when they visited their schools.
In speaking about the “Exclusively Inclusive” Project, Auleen Carson, President of Arts Milton, commented, “We hope Milton residents will enjoy the beauty and positive messages of the traffic box art. The QR codes on the boxes offer a wonderful resource for Miltonians of all ages to engage with the art, and to consider how we can all contribute to making our community more inclusive”.
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Traffic Box Locations
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Funding provided by the Government of Ontario