Call for artists for public art project downtown Dartmouth

Call for artists for public art project downtown Dartmouth

HALIFAX, NS – The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission (DDBC) and Nova Scotia Power are seeking public art proposals for the installation of a mural downtown Dartmouth.

The original work of art will be installed on property owned by Nova Scotia Power on the corner of Maple Street and Ochterloney Street. The goal of the installation is to promote growth and development in downtown Dartmouth.

DDBC works collaboratively and respectfully with all members in the community to make downtown Dartmouth a welcoming and attractive place to do business. DDBC seeks to develop meaningful partnerships that contribute to inclusive decision making and reflect the creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial spirit of its members.

With funding from Nova Scotia Power and DDBC, the original work of art will represent and welcome the diverse ideas, cultures, communities, and people to the district.

As part of Nova Scotia Power’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy, the company is focused on support for programs and initiatives that promote a culture of inclusion, equity and diversity, help remove barriers, and advance education and awareness in Nova Scotian communities.

Nova Scotia Power will continue to work with organizations in Nova Scotia to identify other opportunities for partnership and investment.

All applicants must submit their proposal to by June 30, 2022 to be included for consideration.

For more information about the public art project and how to apply, please visit



“Downtown Dartmouth is a vibrant, welcoming and supportive community. We hope the work of art preserves the small-town feel of downtown Dartmouth and captures the unique character of the district.” - Tim Rissesco, CEO of Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission 

“Art plays a significant role in bringing a sense of purpose and community connection to Downtown Dartmouth. This project will be a great example of that, and one that will demonstrate our shared commitment to elevating and supporting our community.” - Poet Comeau, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, Board Member; Owner, Lake City Cider

“We are pleased to partner with DDBC on an exciting project to bring an original work of art to a prominent building in downtown Dartmouth. It will be so thrilling to see an artist’s vision come to life on one of our buildings to help celebrate the strength and diversity of the local community.” - Carol Dayment, Nova Scotia Power, Senior Advisor Diversity, Equality & Inclusion 

About Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission

Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission or DDBC, delivers a wide range of programs to promote growth and development in downtown Dartmouth. The Commission is a conduit for input into downtown Dartmouth improvement projects and champions the vitality of downtown Dartmouth. The Commission serves its members through planning, development, coordination, liaison, publications and advocacy. Learn more at

About Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to more than 525,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across Nova Scotia. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has over 1,700 employees and $4.1 billion in operating assets. Learn more at

Media Contacts:


Tim Rissesco, CEO

(902) 466-2997

Nova Scotia Power

Jacqueline Foster, NSP Senior Communications Advisor
(902) 225-4735