Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan [RFQ]

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites curators, planning artists or public art consultants to submit their qualifications for consideration to develop a comprehensive Public Art Plan for Vanier and Montreal Road. This two-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

The Public Art Plan once developed, with considerable research and community consultations will be a strong conceptual plan with concrete recommendations for public art opportunities for Montreal Road and the surrounding Vanier communities. The proponent must bring a high level of conceptual ability and innovation to the planning process and inspire City of Ottawa staff and the community to reach for the best and most creative solutions for public art.

Project Vision
The development of the Public Art Plan for Montreal Road and the surrounding Vanier communities should aim to be as inclusive and barrier free as possible, allowing space for diverse and marginalized voices and perspectives in the consultation process. The approach for engaging and consulting with communities should be an artistic and creative process in itself. The Public Art Plan should be strongly rooted in place and reflect the local values, stories, aspirations and character of the neighbourhood. In addition, the Public Art Plan should be innovative and forward thinking and present exciting and inventive approaches to public art. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation and in keeping with the City of Ottawa’s Reconciliation Action Plan the proponent should include Indigenous representation and culture in the Art Plan.


Deadline: Tuesday, August 28, 4:30 p.m. E.S.T

Budget: $20,000 in Canadian Dollars + HST

Development Time: October 2018 – February 2019 (Approximately)

Contact: Melissa Black, Public Art Officer



For more information, or to apply please see the full Request for Qualifications:

Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan or contact