Thursday, January 12, 2012

Public Art Opportunity


Call for Qualifications: Public Art: “Balance”
Westminster Savings Credit Union (224 Street & Lougheed Highway)
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Budget:
$40,000
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2012
The theme for the artwork will be ‘Balance’ as it applies to all aspects of our lives. The selected work(s) will be placed in the two planters situated on either side of the corner. There is potential for electrical access nearby. A scale drawing of the site is available upon request. This Call for Qualifications provides an exciting opportunity for a new piece of public art for all to enjoy. The District of Maple Ridge will ultimately own the title and bear the responsibility for maintaining the artwork. The anticipated completion date for the project will be June 30, 2012.
Contents of package to be submitted:
  • Cover letter including a description of artist’s approach
  • Current résumé
  • 3 – 10 electronic images of completed projects
Shortlisted artists will receive an honorarium of up to $750 to create a maquette or drawings of the proposed project.
How to submit:
Submissions to the Artists call for Qualifications must be mailed or delivered to the address below by January 30, 2012. Please be sure to include a soft copy on a CD or memory stick, in a sealed envelope, clearly marked as follows:
Artist – Call for Qualifications
c/o: Shelley Jorde, Recreation Manager, District of Maple Ridge
11925 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G2
Please refer any questions to Barbara Duncan, Public Art Program Administrator at 604-476-4240 or barbarad@mract.org
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Additional sources of Public Art call information include:
[ ] Akimbo - http://www.akimbo.ca/submissions/ - providing information from Toronto to national and international artists
[ ] Cafe - https://www.callforentry.org - A US-based resource that includes opportunities for Canadian and international artists
[ ] The Public Art Directory - http://www.public-art-directory.com/page_service-home.html - A UK based service listing public art calls
[ ] Public Art Online - http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/ - information and knowledge on an international scale.

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