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City of Ottawa requesting proposals on public artwork for Main Street

The City of Ottawa invites artists to submit proposals to develop, design and install exterior public artwork on Main Street in the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East. This call to artists is open to professional artists who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status. Artists may submit a proposal individually or as a team.

The total budget for this commission is $220,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate, store, transport and install the public art, as well as any travel expenses incurred by the artist or artist team.Installation of the artwork will take place between Fall 2016 and Summer 2017, depending on the site of the work and coordination with the larger construction project.

The complete call to artists (including eligibility, design requirements, supporting documents, and selection criteria) is available on the City of Ottawa web site.

Proposals must be received by mail or by hand no later than Monday March 24, 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

An information meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main Street, Ottawa, Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Community representatives will give an introduction to the neighbourhood ofOld Ottawa East, and members of the project team will present plans and drawings and answer questions. If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to receive any new information available on this project, please contact Lynda Hall.