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Call for Participation: Share Your Food Story!

What does cuisine mean to you? Share your tasty tales for a chance to be featured in Brampton’s Main Street Storefronts Pilot Project and a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards to Segovia Coffee! 
Created by Brampton-based artist Meegan Lim, Beyond the Plate is a storefront exhibit that celebrates the many prominent cuisines found in Brampton, Ontario. It strives to showcase the histories tied to each cuisine while asking the viewer to reflect on their own personal connections to food. 

Everyone has a unique experience with food as well as their own food culture. STEPS wants to learn about your memories, connections and unique experiences with food. These food stories may be incorporated into an augmented reality (AR) component of the Main Street Storefronts Pilot Project.

You can participate in two ways:

  1. Call or Text  365-300-1828
  2. Complete a short survey and enter into a raffle for a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards to Segovia Coffee (a local Brampton cafe)! 

Submit Your Food Story by April 19, 2022 [NOW CLOSED]

 

STEPS wants to hear your memories, stories, and experiences related to food. To help with your response, we have created the following prompts:

  • What does food mean to you?
  • How does food impact your life or culture?
  • Do you have a favourite memory of food? What about a food-related occasion or tradition?
  • How do you celebrate special moments in life with food?

The deadline to submit your memories, experiences and thoughts around food is April 19, 2022. If you have any questions about this project, please reach out to margaux@stepspublicart.org .

Image Credit: Meegan Lim

Photo Credit: May Shi

About the Artist

Meegan Lim

Meegan Lim

Lead Artist

Meegan Lim is an illustrator and emerging arts facilitator based in Brampton and Toronto, Ontario. She is known for her detailed illustrations focusing on food and cultural identity, and the vast stories that exist within those intersections. Her mission is to create art that is inviting in its aesthetic, thoughtful in its research, and illuminating with its subject matter. Whether it is through her illustration or community engagement efforts, she strives to nurture community growth and healing through visual arts.

@meeganlim

https://www.meeganlim.com/ 

Project Partners and Funders

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City of Brampton

As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

Cultural Services

The Cultural Services Division provides strategic leadership and project management for municipal cultural development in Brampton and is guided by the Council endorsed Culture Master Plan.

Downtown Whitby BIA Logo with colour streetscape and hand lettering design
Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency

The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency is a unique organization incubating under the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connec​​ting the sector through the provision of a rang​e of programs, services and resources. We are a key partner in delivering the City’s ambitious vision for arts, culture and creative industries as articulated in the City’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.

Beyond the Plate is also supported by My Main Street funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
City of Brampton public art project funder logos for My Main Street and the Federal Government of Canada in English and French
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