Expression of Interest - Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre

City of Kelowna Public Art Program

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

By: City of Kelowna Public Art Program
Project: Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre
Budget: $75,000 CAD
Submit by: 4pm PT. Friday, September 28, 2018


The City of Kelowna, through its Public Art Program, announces the commissioning of a site-specific artwork to be located at the Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre (KCHSC) within Kelowna’s downtown. The commission is a partnership between the City of Kelowna, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) and B.C. Interior Health.

Commission Brief:

Interior Health’s vision is ‘every person matters’. This commission presents an opportunity to articulate, in an artistic manner, the relationship between health and the well-being of individuals and their communities. No theme or material for the artwork has been determined and it can be either abstract or figurative. Artists are encouraged to explore their own ideas and thoughts in response to this brief.

Selection Process
This is the first of a two-stage selection process. Stage 1 consists of a call-to-artist for their expression of interest and qualifications. This first stage does not require the preparation of a design proposal. The selection of (5) shortlisted artists to participate in Stage 2 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; enhancement of community and place; artistic merit and originality; and technical considerations

A maximum budget of $75,000 CAD, exclusive of GST tax, has been allocated for the commissioning of the artwork. This sum is inclusive of all Artists’ fees, technical consulting, insurance requirements, fabrication, installation, documentation, travel expenses and all other related costs.

Submission Requirements:
The City invites those artists interested 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, Friday, September 28, 2018.

Artist Eligibility and Document Link:
This competition is open to all professional artists and artist-led teams as defined by the Canadian Council for the Arts.
Those artists interested are required to register electronically in order to download the full Artist Call-Out document and submit their information.
All enquiries pertaining to this call-out are to be submitted electronically by registering and accessing the project link and going to the corresponding webpage, and using the Message section. Registered parties will be notified by an email of updates, changes and other responses to enquires.
Please do not submit proposals at this time. Those shortlisted artists will be contacted in mid-October and invited to submit a concept design and proposal.