Toronto Artwork Up For International Design Award - Public Voting Open!


Eve Hodgkinson

Release Date

Thursday, June 24, 2021


Public art installations in Toronto and across Canada are among the Top 100 finalists for a prestigious CODAaward; given to those who successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. From June 18 - 30, public voting is open! The two artworks that receive the most votes will win a People's Choice CODAaward. Ontario represents 5% and Canada represents 9% of the Top 100 finalists in this international competition.

Toronto Nominees:

CODAworx is a creative online platform that connects artists, de¬≠sign¬≠ers, and fabricators with municipalities and developers who commission artwork. The organization continues an active presence in shaping public arts in the U.S. and around the world. Their annual CODAawards is an international competition given to those to excel in integrating commissioned artwork into interior, architecture, and/or public spaces. Design categories include Landscape, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Transportation, Hospitality, and Education. Cindy Allen (EIC, Interior Design), Malene Barnett (Founder, Black Artists + Designers Guild), and Frances Bronet (President, Pratt Institute in New York City), are among the eighteen jurors, who have spent weeks reviewing and scoring all 374 entries to narrow down the Top 100. They will agree on one winner in each category to create the 2021 CODAawards winners circle, in addition to the two People’s Choice CODAawardees that the general public will select.

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