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September 25, 2017

Commission | Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion (OAG) and Arts Court Redevelopment Project, Canada

Application deadline: Tuesday 14 November, 4pm

The City of Ottawa invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent site-specific artwork for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project. This two-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

Budget: $385,000.00 in Canadian Dollars + HST

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawaโ€™s downtown. It will provide a new Ottawa Art Gallery and help raise the profile of Arts Court as the City of Ottawaโ€™s downtown arts centre, located on Daly Avenue in the heart of Downtown Rideauโ€™s retail, arts and theatre district, surrounded by the University of Ottawa, the Rideau Centre, the Convention Centre, and steps away from the Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre, Byward Market and new LRT stations.

Public art for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project must be an iconic and significant presence representing the highest standards of contemporary artistic excellence. The artwork should attract people to the facilities and act as a dynamic beacon, reflecting OAG and Arts Courtโ€™s role as leading municipal arts facilities and hub for creativity, experimentation and collaboration in the arts. The artwork must be forward thinking and innovative and is encouraged to challenge our expectations of public art and architecture.

Design requirements for public art
Completed works of art shall:

  • Represent highest standards of contemporary artistic excellence
  • Be conceptually and visually innovative
  • Have a significant presence that attract visitors to the site
  • Speaks to the creative endeavours located within OAG and Arts Court
  • Be made of materials that are suitable to the environment, durable and require minimal maintenance
  • Be safe for the public
  • Comply with all building and electrical codes and bylaws

For more information, please review the full Call to Artists: Ottawa Arts Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project online here: ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/

Or contact Melissa Black, Public Art Officer at Melissa.black@ottawa.ca


Commission | Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion (OAG) and Arts Court Redevelopment Project, Canada