Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications (Stage 1)

University of Winnipeg

Project: Podium
Budget: $15,000CAD
Submit by: 4pm Friday July 27, 2018


The University of Winnipeg, announces a competition to commission a podium reflective of our location within Treaty One Territory and the homeland of the Métis nation. The artist is to be selected through a two stage process, as determined by a committee of University faculty and staff and art experts.

Project Brief:
The University of Winnipeg has indicated that Indigenization is a key strategic direction for the institution and has a long history of initiatives that support this direction and work towards the project of reconciliation. The podium that will be created will be used in significant campus events such as convocation, public lectures, and other large gatherings at the University of Winnipeg. It is our hope that the podium will be reflective of the territories and communities it belongs to.

A maximum budget of $15,000 CAD has been allocated for the commissioning of the artwork. This sum is inclusive of all Artists’ fees, technical consulting, fabrication, installation, documentation, travel expenses and all other related costs.

Submission Requirements:
This call is the first of a two stage selection process. The call-out submission requires: an artist statement, an example of previous works, and two references. Those artists interested are invited to submit their expression of interest to the University of Winnipeg prior to the deadline closure 4pm CST on Friday July 27, 2018.

Submissions may be e-mailed to:
Levi Foy
Executive Assistant, Office of Indigenous Affairs
The University of Winnipeg