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Call to Artists: Fire Station 55 Public Art Project

Fire Station 55 Public Art Project
Call to artists: Request for qualifications

DEADLINE: January 26, 2018, 4 p.m. EST
BUDGET: $27,000 plus HST
INFORMATION: Allison O’Connor, Public Art Officer
allison.o’connor@ottawa.ca
613-244-4429

The City of Ottawa invites professional artists to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork for Fire Station 55. This two-stage open competition is held in accordance with the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Policy.

http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/policies-and-administrative-structure/administrative-policies#public-art-policy

PROJECT BACKGROUND
Council has approved the construction of a new 2-bay 1,013-square metre fire station at 2283 Portobello Boulevard, to reduce emergency response times in the new growth areas of Orléans-Ottawa. In accordance with the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Policy, funds from this municipal development project has been set aside to commission a public artwork for this location.

PUBLIC ART SITE
The artwork is to be installed on the Fire Station property, which is located at 2283 Portobello Boulevard. The preferred artwork site is in front of the building’s "house" side, to the right of the main entrance, facing Portobello Boulevard. An alternate location is on the north side of the Fire Station, where the artwork would be visible from the parking lot of the adjacent François Dupuis Recreation Centre. The Recreation Centre has indoor swimming pools and offers fitness and recreational programming. It is also the site of two existing works of public art: 'Water' by Jennifer Stead and 'Almanac' by Amy Alice Thompson.

For more information, please review the full Call to Artists: http://bit.ly/2AMCUYq
Or contact allison.o’connor@ottawa.ca