Public Art Calls

Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.

 

Non-members can download the payment form here
*Please note, this is not a fillable form

 

Please send your art calls (in Word format) to

 

Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON - Photo by C. Rechico

Alberta

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Edmonton, AB
Civic Precinct Child-Friendly Initiative (EOI)
Edmonton Arts Council
Deadline:
May 1, 2019
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Description

Call to Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Artists :: Civic Precinct Child-Friendly Initiative (EOI)

The Civic Precinct public art competition, open to professional artists and artist teams residing in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy "Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas" (C458C).


This opportunity is a three-step process to be a consultant, design and build:

  • Step 1 - artist works as a consultant working with the project team to engage with stakeholders and collaborate meaningfully with children to develop an overall concept or child-friendly public art.
  • Step 2 - artist is embedded within the design team to develop artistic enhancements to the Churchill Square East Gardens renovation plans to create inviting and accessible spaces for play.
  • Step 3 - artist is offered the opportunity to create a welcoming child-friendly permanent public artwork(s) for Centennial Plaza behind the Stanley A. Milner Library.
Budget:
  • Step 1 - Consultation Fee $30,500 (max, all inclusive)
  • Step 2 - Artist Design Fee $15,000 (max, all inclusive)
  • Step 2&3 - Two Public Art Project Opportunities for Churchill Square East Gardens and Centennial Plaza,TBD $210,000.00-$264,000.00 (max, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:

4:30 PM MDST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

For more information, please contact Grace Law, Public Art Officer
p: 780.424.2787 ext. 230 e:


Click here to read the Call - https://publicart.edmontonarts.ca/static_media/pdfs/files/publicart/artcalls/CALL_Civic-Precinct_EOI.pdf


An INFORMATION SESSION will be held on: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00-6:00pm
Lestock Lounge (Room 218B) - Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre,
10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB (click here for a map)
Notes from the Info Session will be posted on the Edmonton Arts Council website.

RSVP is required to Grace Law by Monday, April 1, 2019 - the event will be cancelled with low response.

Camrose, AB
Lions Centennial Park Established 2017 Mural Project - RFQ
City of Camrose
Deadline:
April 15, 2019
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Description

Public Art Opportunity: Historic Camrose Streetscape Mural

This call is for submissions from accomplished mural artists to install a mural within Lions Centennial Park in Downtown Camrose, Alberta.
Established in 2017, the construction of Lions Centennial Park (LCP) in Downtown Camrose was completed in the summer of 2018. Located mid-block on 50th Street, LCP is a four season passive recreational space and pedestrian corridor. Such park spaces are often referred to as “pocket parks.”
The design for LCP was determined via a design competition which drew over a dozen submissions. These submissions were vetted by a design review committee comprised of community volunteers.
A component of this winning design is a mural which depicts a representation of 50th Street in Camrose circa 1906. It is a basic conceptual drawing. The selected artist will be required to build upon this basic concept utilizing their talents and creativity.
Artists or artist teams with demonstrated experience and skill sets working with executing outdoor murals are encouraged to apply.
Artists will be shortlisted via evaluation by a selection panel consisting of City staff and community stakeholders. All details on how to apply are contained herein.

 

Budget: $12,000
Eligibility: Artists Residing in Alberta
Deadline: April 20th, 2019
Completion: Summer, 2019

Background
The north facing wall is a blank façade and the mural is intended to beautify and add aesthetic value to the park space.
Material completion of the physical design elements of the park was completed in 2018. The mural represents the final design element of the park project.

Artist Scope of Work

Artists will be required to work on site and be able to use the required lift equipment or scaffolding. An approved work plan will need to be developed in consultation with City staff.
There is electrical power available on-site.

Location
Lions Centennial Park is located at 4952 50th Street in Downtown Camrose, Alberta. The north facing wall where the mural is to be installed is approximately 100 feet long and 20 feet high. Allowances to the total installation area may be considered with due regard for the artists’ concept and costing.
The surface of the wall will be prepared and ready for mural installation. There will be the removal of loose particulates and application of primer.

Budget
The total budget established for this project is $12,000 CAD. This budget includes (but is not limited to) artist fees, materials, supplies, paint, permitting as needed, labour, photography, travel, accommodation and all taxes, excluding GST.

Artist Eligibility
Artists residing in Alberta are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process
A selection panel consisting of a combination of City staff, art and community representatives will engage in the artist selection process and review all artist submissions. Up to three (3) shortlisted artists will be awarded a $300 honorarium to prepare a presentation and attend an interview with the Selection Panel.
At the conclusion of the process, the panel will recommend one artist or artist team. The selected artist will enter into an initial design contract with the City of Camrose and work to finalize a conceptual approach to be submitted for review by the Selection Committee. Council approval of the selected artistic concept will be required prior to the implementation phase. City Administration will engage this process. Please be advised that the City is not obliged to accept the artist concept. The City reserves the right to reissue the Artist Call as required.

Artist Selection Criteria
Submissions to the Call will be reviewed and decisions made based on:

  • Artistic merit of artist statement of intent in response to the project goals;
  • Artist capacity to work with City contractors and staff professionals.
  • Artist’s demonstrated experience in producing artwork that responds to the existing character of the site by taking into account scale, colour, material, texture, as well as the physical characteristics of the building and location.

Submission Requirements
E-mail all documentation as one (1) PDF document, not to exceed a file size of 10 MB to:

  • Information Form – Please complete the information form attached to this document.
  • Artistic statement of Intent – 300 words or less, highlighting past experience and skillsets, conceptual approach to the work, why the artist is interested in this opportunity and how the project responds to the selection criteria.
  • Artist CV – (1 page maximum). Teams should include one page for each member.
  • Portfolio Samples – Five (5) supporting image examples of previous work. One image per page. Please include artist name(s), title, year, location and medium information to be on each image page.
  • References – Submit the names, titles and contact information of three (3) individuals who can speak to your accomplishments and relevant experience.

Project Timeline
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Shortlisted Artists Notification: April 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Finalist Interviews: Week of May 6th, 2019, TBD
Completion: Summer, 2019

Submission Guidelines

  • All supporting documents must be complete and strictly adhere to these guidelines and submission requirements (above) or risk not being considered.
  • All submissions must be formatted to 8.5 x 11 inch pages. Portfolio images and concept sketches would be best formatted to landscape format.
  • Submission files must be 10 MB or smaller.
  • If submitting as a team, the team should designate one representative to complete the entry form. Each team member must submit an individual resume/curriculum vitae. (See Submission Requirements)
  • All documents must be sent by e-mail to:

Additional Information

  • The selected artist will be required to show proof of WCB coverage and $2,000,000 general liability insurance.
  • Please be advised that the City and the selection panel are not obliged to accept any of the submissions and may reject all submissions. The City reserves the right to reissue the Artist Call as required.
  • All submissions to this Artist Call become the property of the City. All information provided under the submission is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta) and shall only be withheld from release if an exemption from release is permitted by the Act. The artist shall retain copyright in the concept proposal. While every precaution will be taken to prevent the loss or damage of submissions, the City and its agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage, however caused.
  • Copyright for the completed mural will remain the property of the artist.

Questions
Please contact Colin MacPhee, Senior Development Officer:
780.672.4428

British Columbia

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Kelowna, BC
RFQ-Ineteractive/Digital Artwork for Boyce-Gyro Beach Park
City of Kelowna
Deadline:
April 17, 2019
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Description

Call-to-Artist: Stage 1 -Expression of Interest and Qualifications
By: City of Kelowna Public Art Program
Project: Interactive / Digital Artwork for Boyce-Gyro Beach Park
Budget: $120,000 CAD
Submit by: 4pm PT. April 17, 2019

Commission Brief

The City of Kelowna, through its Public Art Program, announces an open international competition to commission a unique and original artwork to be placed within one of the City’s most popular parks – Boyce-Gyro Beach Park. The commission presents an opportunity to recognize people’s active lifestyle and commitment to healthy and alternative modes of movement. The full call-out document with more information can be found at the project link below.

The City’s intent for this public art piece is an artistic and creative exploration of the emotive aspects of cycling such as: celebration, motivation, sustainability, community, etc.  The artwork is envisioned to have major digital and/or interactive component(s) incorporated into its design. Input sources to animate the art piece are at the Artist’s discretion. Artists should have experience in multi-media, digital and electronic based art forms and technically proficient in manipulating computer coded data into a variety of sensory and cognitive experiences that will be situated within an outdoor, publicly accessible, environment.

To promote and encourage more cycling, the City of Kelowna has recently adopted a pilot bikeshare program called Dropbike. Since its launch in the spring of 2018, the Dropbike program has been an overwhelming success. Data collected has demonstrated a strong demand and support for cycling as an alternative mode of transportation within the city. In addition, the City’s Integrated Transportation Department currently uses an Eco-Counter management system to track cyclist and pedestrian usage across the City and data collected can be accessed and used by the artist as part of the artwork’s interactive component. Given the value of the commission, the artwork is expected to have a minimum 10 year operational lifespan, with an opportunity to upgrade components to further extend the artwork’s life beyond this period.

 

Budget

A budget of $120,000 CAD has been allocated for the commissioning of the artwork. This sum is inclusive of all artists’ fees, technical consulting fees (including engineered drawings), insurance requirements, fabrication, installation, documentation, travel expenses and all other related costs.


Selection Process

This is the first of a two-stage selection process. As part of the first stage, a selection of up to five (5) shortlisted artists will be determined by the City’s public art selection committee based on demonstrated experience and perceived abilities in the following areas: excellence in public art; experience and technical proficiency in use of digital display artwork; artistic merit and originality; and technical considerations.

Submission Requirements:

This is open international competition to all professional artists and artist-led teams as defined by the Canada Council for the Arts. This first stage does not require the preparation of a design proposal. Artists are to submit their letter of expression of interest, along with CV and examples of their works, to the City of Kelowna prior to the deadline closure: 4pm PT. April 17, 2019.


All submissions and enquiries pertaining to this call-out are to be done electronically by registering and accessing at following link: https://kelowna.bonfirehub.ca/portal

Richmond, BC
No.3 Road Art Columns, Requests for Proposals, RFP
City of Richmond
Deadline:
April 29, 2019
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Description

The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks proposals from three Richmond-based visual artists who are interested in creating original artwork for the 2019 No.3 Road Art Columns Exhibitions. The exhibition will run from August 1, 2019–February 2020.

Each artist will receive an artist fee of $1,500 CAD for four (4) print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond. Artists with practices in mixed-media, painting, illustration, photography, printmaking, drawing and other mediums suitable for digital reproduction are encouraged to apply.

Artist Fee:
$1,500 CAD
Eligibility:
Artists residing in Richmond, BC
Deadline:
Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Completion:
Exhibition 13, Part II: August 2019–February 2020

 

For more information and how to apply for this opportunity please visit  https://www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities.htm  
 

Vancouver, BC
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF INTEREST PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Kay Meek Arts Centre
Deadline:
April 30, 2019
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Description

The Kay Meek Arts Centre is pleased to announce the following sculpture competition, and is putting out a call to artists to submit their interest in being considered for a commissioned pubic artwork for one of three locations in the exterior garden area of the Centre. This first work is being commissioned in honour of the late Mrs. Yulanda Faris. Information about Mrs. Faris is below.

ABOUT KAY MEEK
Opened in 2004, the Kay Meek Arts Centre is the only independently operated not-for-profit arts centre on the North Shore. Located in West Vancouver, adjacent to West Vancouver Secondary School, it is an active facility. Every year Kay Meek presents a multi-disciplinary season of performances (music, theatre, dance), rents its facility to professional and community arts groups and hosts close to 100 student events. In 2017/18 a total of 369 events took place at the Kay Meek, with more than 60,000 attending.

Starting in July 2019, the Centre will begin significant renovations in order to make access to, and within, the building easier for those with mobility challenges and the public at large. Exterior renovations include widening walkways, adding outdoor seating areas and the development of a public sculpture garden. The outdoor area is accessible 24-hours a day, and is used by visitors attending events at the Centre, residents of West Vancouver and students who attend West Vancouver Secondary School.

ABOUT YULANDA FARIS
Yulanda Faris and her husband Moh received the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts, one of the Governor General Performing Arts Awards, in 2010.
Yulanda worked on behalf of the Vancouver arts community for more than 40 years, supporting opera, dance, the visual arts, and literature, with a particular focus on young people, arts education, and professional training opportunities.
Yulanda discovered her passion for the arts as a young girl in Jamaica. She was a past chair of the Vancouver Opera Foundation, and with Mr. Faris founded the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program at Vancouver Opera. She also served on the Dean's advisory board for the UBC Faculty of Arts and on the National Arts Centre’s Board of Trustees. Yulanda received the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Support of the Arts (2008) and the Minerva Foundation for BC Women's Women in Music Award (2007).
For more information about Yulanda Faris, please click on the following links:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/special/ggpaa/recipients/mohammed_et_yulanda_faris.shtml
http://www.vancouversun.com/Obituary+Yulanda+Faris+funny+stylish+passionate+about+arts/11002654/story.html

PROCESS
This is an open call for expressions of interest. From the submissions of interest received, a panel will select no more than three finalists, who will then be asked to submit a detailed project proposal. The three final proposals will be due by June 21, 2019 at 5 pm and the jury’s selection will be announced on or around July 4, 2019.

CALL FOR INTEREST
Artists interested in this project should submit their CV and portfolio by April 30, 2019 at 5 pm.
Please limit your submission to three pages. This is an open call for expressions of interest.  https://kaymeek.com/public-art-project

SCOPE OF WORK & DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
The artist’s scope of work will include all stages of the development and installation of the artwork from conception to completion, including detailed design development, fabrication and installation. The Kay Meek Arts Centre will work with the artist during the fabrication phase to ensure engineering requirements are met. A copy of the architectural drawings will be made available to each of the three finalists. Site visits are also encouraged.

PROPOSALS
Submissions of Interest
The submission of interest should include the following:

  1. Artist’s CV
  2. Portfolio – maximum 3 pages

Proposal (For Finalists Only)
The detailed proposal should include the following:

  1. Written proposal (maximum 3 pages)
  2. Proposal images: sketches, renderings, materials, design details, a scaled site plan to show locations and any other relevant information to explain your project to the selection panel.
  3. A preliminary budget

CALL FOR INTEREST SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 30, 2019 AT 5 pm
NOTIFICATION TO FINALISTS: MAY 14, 2019 AT 5 pm
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 21, 2019 AT 5 pm
FINAL JURY SELECTION (subject to change): JULY 4, 2019
PROPOSED PROJECT COMPLETION DATE (subject to change): SUMMER 2020

 

Please download and carefully review the full call Here for more details and how to apply. 

 

Manitoba

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Brandon, MB
Shoppers Mall Connection Hallway Mural RFP
Shoppers Mall
Deadline:
April 23, 2019
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Description

Shoppers Mall is seeking an artist or artist team to create a unique mural in their shopping centre located at 1570 18th Street; Brandon, MB.

Artist Fee: $6,000
Eligibility: Artists residing in Canada
Deadline: April 23, 2019
Completion: Between June 1 to 21, 2019

The purpose of this request for proposals is to select an artist or group of artists to transform a current blank wall/space existing in a recently redeveloped area of the shopping centre through the creation of an original mural. Energy is to be brought into the space through the mural and create interest within the local community and region of Western Manitoba, creating an opportunity for increased traffic to Shoppers Mall.

LOCATION
The connection hallway that joins the Sobeys extra Brandon South grocery store to the interior space of Shoppers Mall. The size of the wall space is 10’ high x 57’ long and the mural design is to cover 10’ high x 50’ long. Tile rises from the floor 3’. Opposite the wall are large, glazed windows.

ARTIST ELGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Canada.

SELECTION PROCESS
A selection panel consisting of Shoppers Mall and Morguard representatives will engage in a one-stage artist selection process to review all artist submissions. The selected artist will enter into a contract with Morguard.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Email the following document as one (1) PDF file to :

  1. Application Form: Please complete the form attached to this document.
  2. Work Samples: Submit a maximum of five (5) supporting image examples of previous work. One image per page. Please include artist name(s), title, year, location and medium information on each page.
  3. Proposal: Please submit a graphic proposal for the mural wall.

Please download and carefully review the full Call for Proposal and Appilcation Form 

 

Ontario

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Toronto, ON
Call for Proposals: Toronto Sculpture Garden
City of Toronto
Deadline:
April 15, 2019
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Description

Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2019
Exhibition Dates: September 2019 – April 2020

From its opening in 1981, the Toronto Sculpture Garden (TSG) commissioned temporary artworks by over 80 artists, in a small City of Toronto park opposite St. James Cathedral on King Street east. Until 2014, it was operated as a partnership between the City of Toronto and the Louis L. Odette family, whose non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden Foundation funded and administered the exhibitions. Under the direction of Rina Greer, the TSG provided artists with the opportunity to work experimentally in public space, explore issues of scale and materials, and engage with the local community as well as visitors to the neighbourhood. For some, the expansion of their practice beyond the studio led to major public artworks elsewhere.
Now managed by the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division, the TSG hosts two projects per year.

The Fall 2019 Sculpture Garden project will be presented in partnership with the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, which will take place along the waterfront and in other parts of the city from September 21 to December 1, 2019. The work for the Sculpture Garden will be connected thematically and practically with other artworks in the Biennial exhibitions.

The Biennial will feature works by Canadian and international artists in public spaces and unexpected locations. Many projects will be presented in collaboration with not-for-profit galleries, museums, community organizations, and educational institutions across the city. For more information, please visit torontobiennial.org.

Curatorial Direction

The curators for the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art ask artists to consider "how can we be in relation?" This question is intended to decenter the individual in place of a multiplicity. What is our role when we imagine our position amidst an infinite constellation of beings, human and non-human, animate and inanimate? And might this be a future? The future’s future? By focusing on relations, kinships, and interdependencies, we open ourselves up to ancient ideas, alternative histories, sacred belief systems, and ways of knowing. We also look further back, towards a deeper, geological sense of time. Measured in eons, not centuries. And by recalibrating the compass by which we view the past, we also direct our gaze to a multiplicity of futures: Indigenous futurisms, Black futurisms, migrant futurisms, animal futurisms.

The Biennial will take place primarily within an area framed by the original boundaries of the so-called Toronto Purchase (1805), which ran from Ashbridges Bay to Etobicoke Creek. For the First Peoples, who have maintained a presence here for over 15,000 years, this is a site of spiritual healing, trade, treaty, and gathering. In the current era, it has been deeply inscribed by much newer settler, slave and immigrant narratives, just as it has also been physically transformed by industrial, military and civilian use. In years to come, this line will be redrawn again by radical development and re-naturalization. Existing on the edge of Lake Ontario, part of the largest freshwater system on Earth, we view it in relation. And at each new magnification we get a different view of our role in a multitude of ecosystems: collaborative and destructive, ecological and capitalistic, civic and colonial.

Competition Process

The successful proposal will be selected by the TSG Selection Panel, which will include a member of the Biennial curatorial team. Preference will be given to new work that responds to the site and the curatorial direction; only in exceptional cases will existing work be considered.

Budget: $30,000.00 CAD (+HST), which includes all artists' fees, materials, installation and removal, transportation, insurance, and permits.

Timeline:

February 15, 2019: Call to artists for Expression of Interest
April 15, 2019: Deadline for submissions
Week of April 22, 2019: Selection panel meeting
September 11 – 18, 2019: Installation
September 19 - 21, 2019: Opening events
April 2020: De-Installation

General Proposal Requirements:

  • Project description.
  • Drawing(s) showing dimensions and materials
  • Plan showing the location of the work on the site.
  • Budget outline showing critical costs.
  • Annotated images of the proposal and any relevant previous work.
  • CV / Biography

For detailed information about proposal and submission requirements, please visit toronto.ca/publicartcompetitions.

Contact:

Catherine Dean
Public Art Officer
416.395.0249

Economic Development & Culture | City of Toronto
City Hall, 9th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2     
 

Toronto, ON
EOI - Public Artworks for Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge ad Tunnel
City of Toronto
Deadline:
April 1, 2019
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Description

Value of the Awarded Commission: Approximately $285,000.00 (+HST) CAD
Deadline for Submissions: 4pm, Monday, April 1, 2019

The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for integrated public artwork(s) as part of the redesign and replacement of the Glen Road pedestrian bridge and tunnel.

The art component of this revitalised public space will be selected through an open two-stage competition, with a net budget of approximately $285,000.00 (+HST). The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork: all fees for design, fabrication, installation, engineering and professional services, insurance, travel and other incidental expenses.

The Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge, built in 1972, is a steel and timber bridge that extends from Bloor Street East in the south to Glen Road in the north, passing over the Rosedale Valley. At the south end of the bridge, under Bloor Street East, is a pedestrian tunnel which provides a connection to Glen Road in the south and the TTC's Sherbourne Station.

In 2003, the bridge was designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act within the South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District and added to the City’s heritage register. As a result, the new structure is expected to retain the design attributes of the existing bridge, and maintain the views to and from Rosedale Valley.

The pedestrian bridge and tunnel will be widened and redesigned to address concerns about personal safety and to increase natural surveillance on the bridge and in the tunnel area.

The design is currently underway, led by the City's consultant, Morrison Hershfield, and anticipated to be completed by late summer 2019 and tendered by the end of the year. Construction is planned for 2020-21. Public art funding is provided by the City's City Planning-Urban Design and Transportation Services divisions.


Additional site information:

Environmental Assessment (EA):

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/infrastructure-projects/glen-road-bridge/glen-road-pedestrian-bridge-and-tunnel-final-report/

Project presentation at the City's Design Review Panel:

www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/9809-pcu-Glen_Rd_Ped_Bridge_DRP_slides_2017-07-18.pdf


PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY

The experience for users of this renewed public space will include a project by a professional visual artist or an artist-led team, selected through an open competition, with a net budget of approximately $285,000.00 (+HST). The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork: all fees for design, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, structural and engineering drawings, and installation, as well as contract administration, travel and other incidental expenses.

Thematically, artists are asked to broadly consider the history and ecology of the area, some of which is detailed in the EA. The Rosedale Valley ravine is the site of a buried stream where Rosedale Valley Road now runs, and is part of the Don River Watershed. It is an Environmentally Significant Area (a space within Toronto’s natural heritage system that requires special protection to preserve its environmentally significant qualities), and is covered by the Ravine and Natural Feature Protection By-law.

The tunnel and retaining walls to the north and south are the primary sites, although artists are asked to consider the site as a whole, including the bridge landings to the north and south, and the small plaza on the south side of the tunnel at Glen Road. The overall vision should create a   connection between the Rosedale Valley, the south plaza and the subway entrance and the two local communities on either side of the ravine. The bridge and tunnel are in use at all hours, and proposals should take into account day and night use and visibility.  

It is anticipated that proposals could include both two- and three-dimensional components, and a combination of materials, such as paint, tile, concrete formwork (especially in the underpass), lighting elements, and small sculptural objects.

Due to the many safety and maintenance requirements of bridges, underpasses and right-of-way sites, artists must be prepared to meet and work collaboratively with City staff and contractors to develop and refine proposals according to these parameters, which will be further specified in the Terms of Reference for short-listed artists.


TWO-STAGE COMPETITION

This is a two-stage, open, international competition for professional artists.

Per the Canada Council’s guidelines, a professional artist is defined as someone who:

  • has specialized artistic training (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is recognized as a professional by their peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition)
  • has a history of public exhibitions
  • has produced an independent body of work

A specially convened Selection Panel, composed of practicing arts professionals and community members, will be established for this two-stage competition.

Stage 1: Request for Expression of Interest: February 8 – April 1, 2019

The Selection Panel will review all submissions and identify a short-list of five (5) artists, based on artistic excellence and demonstrated or perceived ability to create and execute an innovative, engaging public artwork that is complimentary to the overall design scheme and context.

Stage 2: Request for Concepts: mid-April – June 28, 2019

The short-listed artists will be notified in mid-April and invited to submit a conceptual design proposal. A detailed proposal is not required, but artists should show visual concepts and thematic ideas. A detailed Terms of Reference project document will be provided to help short-listed artists prepare their proposals. Short-listed artists will be paid a fee of $2,000.00 (+HST) for this stage.

Short-listed artists will attend an interview and present their proposals to the Selection Panel the third week of June. The panel will choose a finalist whose vision for the site best suits the overall scope of this project, and has the ability or perceived ability to conceive and realize a public artwork on this site.

The selected artist will be notified in late June, 2019 and all final design drawings required for the construction tender must be submitted by early October, 2019.


Project Timeline:

By Feb. 8: EOI issued 
April 1: EOI submissions due
Week of April 8/15: Selection panel meeting
April 19: Short-listed artists notified (latest)
June 3: Proposal deadline
Week of June 10/17: Technical Review
Week of June 24: Artist interviews and selection
Late June – early October: Design development of selected project, submission of final drawings to construction tender (as required).

SUBMISSIONS

Professional artists are invited to respond to this EOI by submitting a single .pdf document:

This document must be labeled with the name of the artist and project (Last Name First Name_ Glen Road) and include:

  • CV (one for each team member, if applicable)
  • Brief artist statement outlining interest in project, showing relevant experience, ability, and general artistic approach. Do not include proposals at this stage.
  • Maximum ten (10) images of work, with caption including title, materials, dimensions, location, and commissioning body (if applicable). Audio / Video files may be provided via URL.
  • Names and contact information for two references (preferably from recent projects).

Submissions must be received by 4pm, Monday, April 1, 2019.

Email submissions to:

  • Please use subject line: [last name], [first name]_Glen Road
  • Submissions must not exceed 20 MB total size

We thank all respondents for their submissions but only applicants advancing to the second stage of the selection process will be contacted.


Contact
Catherine Dean
Public Art Officer
(416) 395-0249
catherine.dean@toronto.ca
 

Mississauga, ON
RFP - Temporary Public Art: Bee Hotel
City of Mississauga
Deadline:
March 29, 2019
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Description


Temporary Public Art: Bee Hotel

DEADLINE: Friday, March 29, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. EST
 

The City of Mississauga Public Art Program, in partnership with Parks and Forestry, invites Canadian professional artists or artist teams to submit proposals for an artist-designed Bee Hotel, to be located in Jack Darling Memorial Park.

Solitary bees do not live in colonies, do not produce honey, are non-aggressive, and rarely sting. Unfortunately, these important pollinators are experiencing rapid population decline due to habitat loss, loss of food sources, disease and pesticide usage. By providing a refuge for female solitary bees to rest and lay eggs, bee hotels can be an effective approach to supporting the populations of wood-nesting, tunnel-nesting, and cavity-nesting bees.

This public art project will combine artistic excellence and creativity with environmental conservation. The Bee Hotel will promote the conservation of Mississauga’s natural environment and inspire eco-friendly actions and values through compelling, unique, innovative public art.

Total budget for this project is $7,000.00 + HST.

To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility criteria and submission requirements, review the full Request for Proposals made available at https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/temporary-public-art-bee-hotel.

Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity must be submitted in writing via email to .
Mississauga, ON
RFP - Temporary Public Art: Downtown Banner Program
City of Mississauga
Deadline:
March 25, 2019
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Temporary Public Art: Downtown Banner Program

DEADLINE: Monday, March 25, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. EST

The City of Mississauga invites Canadian professional artists or artist teams to submit proposals to create original banner artwork for Mississauga’s downtown, Civic Centre area. Banners will be installed along Living Arts Drive, Prince of Wales Drive, and Princess Royal Drive, creating a captivating and vibrant visual presence from June to November 2019.

The commissioned artist(s) will be responsible for developing artistic content and creating six designs to illustrate the theme. The City of Mississauga will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the banners. High resolution digital files will be due to the City of Mississauga on May 6, 2019, for banner installation by June 7, 2019.

Through colourful, high-impact, thoughtful works, the Downtown Banner Program creates a sense of place and celebrates it.

The commissioned artist(s) will receive $7,000.00 + HST for banner design. Fabrication and installation costs are covered by the City of Mississauga and are not included in this fee.

To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility criteria and submission requirements, visit https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/temporary-public-art-downtown-banner-program.

Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity must be submitted in writing via email to .
Ottawa, ON
Call for Proposals for Outdoor Artwork - Perspectives
Department of Canadian Heritage
Deadline:
March 25, 2019
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Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme ‘Perspectives’. This theme reflects the diverse ways that Canadians see themselves, their communities and their country.

The winning image will be reproduced on exterior-quality graphic film and installed on the York Street Steps for a one-year period starting in spring 2019. The York Street Steps are in a high visibility location in the core of Canada’s Capital Region linking the historic ByWard Market district to Major’s Hill Park and Parliament Hill.

This Call for Proposals is open to all Canadian visual artists, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators between the ages of 18 and 35. All genres will be considered – figurative, abstract, collage, trompe l’oeil, optical illusion, pattern, etc.

The winning artist will receive a fee of $3,000 for the exhibition of their artwork.

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). If you would like to receive the competition documents to prepare your submission, please email PCH.artpublic-publicart.PCH@canada.ca  with the subject line “Perspectives 2019.”
 



Appel de propositions – Œuvre d’art public extérieur
Date butoir pour l’envoi de soumission : 25 mars 2019 – 16 h (HNE)

Expositions temporaires – Art public – Patrimoine canadien

Si vous souhaitez recevoir les documents du concours pour préparer votre soumission, veuillez envoyer un courrier électronique à en indiquant comme sujet « Perspectives 2019 ».