Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The City of Westminster College library was built by Shmidt Hammer Lassen,
the company building the Halifax Library.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking qualified professional artists and artist-led collaborative groups to participate in a public art design process for the new Halifax Central Library, scheduled for completion in 2013. The first stage of this solicitation is a Request for Qualifications. From the submissions to this stage a shortlist of up to five artists will be invited to participate in a second, Request for Proposals stage. These artists will work in consultation with project architects and municipal staff to produce a detailed design for integrated public artwork to be included in the construction of the Halifax Central Library.

Artists selected to the shortlist will be paid a fee of $3000 for the completion of their detailed design proposal. Artists will submit proposals based on a total project budget of $450,000 for the public art component of the Library. This budget is inclusive of all material and production costs of the artwork, as well as all artist and professional fees.

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