Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility - Public Art Opportunity

Call to Artists
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

  • Closing Date: Monday, February 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.
  • Total budget: Approximately $600,000.00 Canadian Dollars + HST
  • Contact: Melissa Black | 1-613-244-4261 | Melissa.Black@ottawa.ca

 
The City of Ottawa invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for the opportunity of Artist on Design Team to work collaboratively with the Architectural Design Team of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Joint Facility to design, fabricate and install a permanent, site-specific artwork integrated into the facility.
 
The new OPL and LAC Joint Facility will contribute to the ongoing transformation of Canada’s capital into a world-class city through the creation of a modern, prestigious facility that brings together and showcases a new Ottawa Public Library’s Central Library with Library and Archives Canada’s public services in a new combined municipal/national institution.

As Artist on Design Team, the selected Artist or artist team will work collaboratively with the architectural team during the design development process, allowing for seamless integration of public art and artistic enhancements into the project’s design and construction.

This request for qualifications is an equal opportunity, open to local, national and international professional artists and artist teams with experience in creating permanent public art and working on multidisciplinary design teams. City of Ottawa employees are not eligible to apply.

The City of Ottawa supports cultural activities that are inclusive of Ottawa's diverse communities including people from diverse ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual orientations. Applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists are welcome and encouraged. The City of Ottawa recognizes both official languages (English and French) as having the same rights, status and privileges.

For more information, please review the full Call to Artists: Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility - Public Art Opportunity online or contact Melissa.black@ottawa.ca.