FCM - REQUEST FOR ART PROPOSALS

CALL FOR ARTIST – 24 CLARENCE ST – FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), a non-for-profit organization is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original artwork as a part of the recent building rejuvenations completed at 24 Clarence St. The project consists of two feature wall concepts located at both 2nd and 3rd floor elevator lobbies (total of 4 panels) on a MDF backdrop as per Appendix A attached herein

The vision for this project is for signature artwork of exceptional quality and enduring value to be displayed when entering FCM spaces. This site-specific artwork should be an original piece of work that fits in with the current modern theme.

CALL FOR ARTIST SCHEDULE

Mandatory site visit by invitation only:                        Wednesday, May 30th 2018 AT 10:00 am

Question Period deadline:                                                      Friday, June 8th 2018

Concept Artwork submissions:                                               Friday, June 22nd 2018

Award contract to successful bidder                                       Wednesday, June 27th 2018

ENQUIRIES

All enquiries are to be made electronically to dpaquette@fcm.ca. The deadline for enquiries is (INSERT DATE).

SITE SPECIFICS

FCM is located at 24 Clarence St in downtown Ottawa. The building is undergoing a rejuvenation and as a result requires some modern Art which will reflect the physical changes to the building.

The building will be fully occupied throughout the installation of the Art, this may require for evening and/or weekend schedules in order to have the least disruption to staff.

 PROJECT DETAILS

  • Budget – not to exceed 6k for the entire project
  • A total of 4 MDF backdrops (see Appendix A) for the dimensions and images of backdrop
  • Artist to propose up to 3 concepts for the feature walls
  • Artist to provide all supplies and labour
  • Payment will be done in two installments – first prior to project start and second upon completion of work

 

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

Content to include in Proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically to dpaquette@fcm.ca

The Artist must provide the following information in the proposal:

  1. Cover Page including
  1. Title of this Call for Proposals “FCM – 24 Clarence Art Proposal”
  2. Name and coordinates (address, telephone, email) of the artist
  1. A brief description of the artistic process.
  2. A brief description of at least 3 past projects completed, including:
  1. Details of Project (title, medium, dimensions, site and date)
  2. Visual documentation
  1. A description of the proposed work, including:
  1. Title
  2. Thematic
  3. Materials
  4. Photograph or sketches of proposed work
  5. Installation method if work not done directly on site. If done on site, proposed method to carry out with minimal impact on employees working on site.
  6. Price Breakdown (material, labour etc.) not to exceed $6,000. The price breakdown will be considered as the proposed quote for the work to be completed and will not be amended for any reason.  
  7. A brief résumé of the artist.

 

APPENDIX A

WALL DIMENSIONS

LEFT PANEL - 136 ½” wide by 48” tall          RIGHT PANEL – 111” wide by 48” tall

PICTURE OF SPACE

       RIGHT PANEL                                                            LEFT PANEL