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New Timms Community Centre Public Art Project

This is a Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the City of Langley Recreation, Culture, and Community Services Department seeking a professional artist or artist team for 3 pieces of artwork for the new Timms Community Centre.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 9 Sept 2015

Project vision:

1. Fence – This public art project will be highly visible from Douglas Crescent by both pedestrians and motorists. Inspired by the theme of “motion” the artwork will anticipate the rich history of the City of Langley, the community diversity and the various uses of the combined facility.

The artwork can be attached to the fence structure or applied directly onto the fence.

The project budget is $15,000, inclusive of all costs including artist fees, design, materials, insurance, all engineering expenses, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, and taxes.

2. Exterior Wall, North Entrance – This public art project will be highly visible from both Fraser Highway and 204th Street by pedestrians and motorists. It will be one of the first impressions the public will have of the facility as they arrive into the building. Inspired by the theme of “motion” the artwork will anticipate the rich history of the City of Langley, the community diversity and the various uses of the combined facility.

The artwork can be attached directly to the outside of the building.

The project budget is $30,000, inclusive of all costs including artist fees, design, materials, insurance, all engineering expenses, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, and taxes.

3. Interior Wall of Atrium – This public art project will be highly visible within the main lobby of the facility from both the first and second floors due to the open nature of the area. The lobby is the arrival point for the new Timms Community Centre, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Langley City Hall.

The artwork can be attached to the interior structure of the atrium. The artwork will be compatible with various uses of the floor space including art shows, intimate concerts, public gatherings and thoroughfare.

The project budget is $25,000 – $40,000, inclusive of all costs including artist fees, design, materials, insurance, all engineering expenses, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, and taxes.

About:

The new Timms Community Centre will serve as a community and cultural hub where residents can come together to access group activities, health and fitness opportunities, public information and community resources. A truly integrated facility, it draws together three primary users – Langley City Hall, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Timms Community Centre – into a single, active and inviting Civic Facility.

Offering programs that will benefit youth, seniors, families, new immigrants and persons with disabilities, Timms Community Centre will attract regular and new visitors, encourage participation and social integration and become a vibrant focus for community pride. It will act as a potential catalyst for future development in the downtown core and will promote the well-being of the citizens of Langley through easily accessible and safe exercise facilities.

Influencing positive health outcomes through active living, we envision this facility as the civic heart of our community – a
go-to-place to meet, engage, connect, learn, celebrate, and be active together.

For more information, contact webinfo@langleycity.ca.

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Artists on the River Art Market – Call for Artists

Fraser River Discovery Centre invites you to showcase your work at this year’s Artists on the River Art Market being hosted during RiverFest, a celebration of World Rivers Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Aug 2015

Chosen artists and artisans will have an opportunity to exhibit, demonstrate and sell their artworks at this commission-free festival overlooking the mighty Fraser River.

Inspired by the Fraser, RiverFest is a free, family-friendly festival that consists of the Artists on the River Art Market, entertaining interactive activities, an Exhibitor Expo, live music, tours of the Fraser River, delicious food and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade.

For more information, contact events@fraserriverdiscovery.org.

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Open Seniors Art Competition – Call for Artists

The Allied Arts Council is calling for all Alberta artists 55 and over to participate in the 2015 Senior Art Competition. Show and sale hosted by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery located in the Melcor Cultural Centre at 35 – 5th Avenue, in Spruce Grove.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 9 May 2015

Delivery of artwork – Saturday, May 30th, 2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Show will run May 30th – June 20th, 2015 with the reception and awards presentation to be held Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • $100 cash first prize
  • $75 cash second prize
  • $50 cash third prize
  • $25 cash honourable mention
  • Ribbon and certificate people’s choice award

Objectives of the Allied Arts Council:

  • To develop and promote the visual arts
  • To heighten public awareness and stimulate interest in the arts
  • To encourage and support participation in the arts in the Tri-Community area
  • To promote and encourage local artists
  • To provide art education for all

For more information, contact alliedac@telus.net.

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The Miles Nadal JCC – Call for Artists

The Gallery at the J is looking for an exhibit for January 2016. Preference will be given to exhibits whose themes arise from the Jewish calendar (atonement, renewal, forgiveness, overcoming adversity, the natural world etc) which are explored in universal and creative ways.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Sept 2015

Images must be appropriate for all ages.

Located in the heart of the Annex, The Gallery at the J is visited by over 1,000 members and guests a month. This is a wonderful opportunity to expose new audiences to your art.

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is a dynamic hub in downtown Toronto. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be active, to learn, to connect and to participate in a wide range of cultural experiences. Rooted in Jewish values, the MNjcc is open to all.

For more information, contact deannad@mnjcc.org.

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City of Saskatoon – Call for Artists

The objective of this one time 20th Anniversary Placemaker Program Request for Proposals is to celebrate 20 years of temporary public art in Saskatoon.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 14 Apr 2015

The Placemaker Program attempts to make contemporary arts more accessible to the public, to raise awareness of the importance and meaning of a place and its relationship with the broader social, cultural and physical environment, and to enhance participation with and highlight the significance of public places in Saskatoon. Artist teams are requested to submit proposals that clearly outline the creative scope of their project. This will involve but is not limited to the following:

  • public art activities and creative forms of public engagement which focus on existing public artworks in the designated geographic areas for public art;
  • street animation or interpretative responses to the artworks;
  • imaginative documentation and cataloguing of the existing artworks; and
  • possibly the creation of new experiential public art.

It is important that submissions consider the ways the proposed project can provide the Placemaker Program with some type of concrete documentation or Placemaker Portfolio such as:

  • a digital portfolio of the 66 existing public artworks that could be reproduced and edited when needed;
  • colour representations or a portfolio of existing works;
  • a video of existing works; or
  • a creative form of representation of the existing works, perhaps in paper format.

Proposals may offer participatory experiences to make a place more interesting and encourage links between artists, residents, and others; or they can include performance components.

Proposals should outline and synthesize the concept clearly including a timeline for the various public art activities. If a public art activity is intended for a specific location in Saskatoon, for a specific time of the year or for a specific event, please indicate that in the submission. The selected artist team will implement the project from May until mid-December, 2015. A final report summarizing the project activities will be required by the successful team.

All proposals will be considered by the PAAC and one proposal will be selected based on the criteria stated in this RFP. The successful team will be contracted to implement the project and will work closely with the City’s public art team and other relevant stakeholders on feasibility and proposed budget requirements. The lead artist from the team should be identified to act as the main contact between the team and the City of Saskatoon. Suggested teams may draw upon strengths in the following areas:

  • Public art
  • Writing
  • Art history
  • Visual art
  • Short video production, film
  • Performance art
  • Graphic design
  • Theatre
  • Curation
  • Music
  • Dance, performance
  • Other creative fields

Closing date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:00pm.

Budget: $55,000 (all-inclusive)

The City of Saskatoon offers one of the most innovative temporary public art programs in Canada.

For more information, contact genevieve.russell@saskatoon.ca.

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Rutherford Marketplace Public Art Competition

Rutherford Marketplace Public Art Competition is an outdoor sculpture/installation on the northwest corner of Bathurst Street and Rutherford Road in Vaughan, Ontario.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 11 Mar 2015.

Budget: $60,000 (all inclusive)

Eligibility: Open to all artists or artist teams residing in Ontario. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals to enter a juried competition to create a site-specific public artwork in the daylight corner, high traffic entrance pathway to Rutherford Marketplace.

The successful artist/s will be responsible for the creation, fabrication and installation of the art and will work with First Capital Realty and Zebra Public Art Mgmt. to bring the artwork to implementation in October 2015.

The artwork location provides a significant and highly visible public art installation opportunity for artists. The proposed art location on the northwest corner of Bathurst St. and Rutherford Rd. is a focal point and a meeting place for pedestrians accessing the shopping centre. The busy intersection has extremely heavy traffic flow; commuters, both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, reach a daily circulation of over 40,000.

For more information, contact info@zebrapublicart.com.

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