150th Anniversary of Canada – Looking for artists to produce a public work of art

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The City of Pointe-Claire is looking for a recognized artist, group of artists or organization to create a permanent public work of art that will be put up in Stewart Park, near Lake Saint-Louis, to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

“Our country is endowed with a very rich history, culture and diversity. The purpose of this public art project is to pay tribute to those qualities that define us, set us apart and make us stand out,” states mayor Trudeau.

The artist or team of artists selected will have to design a work that features Canadian geography, while drawing a connection to the territorial characteristics specific to Pointe-Claire, such as nearby Lake Saint-Louis, its many parks and green spaces, and its urban forest. The work will be installed outside permanently and must be weather resistant.

Pointe-Claire’s public art committee will review each project submitted in order to select the one that is the most innovative, rallying and inspiring.

This project is the fourth one by Pointe-Claire’s public art committee since it was formed in 2013. Its mandate results from the municipal council’s desire, in keeping with the policy to promote the city’s cultural and historic heritage, to promote the creation of public works of art.

The application package must contain an overview of the concept, the planned artistic process including the development strategy, a budget, references and the artists’ résumés.

The deadline for applying is Monday, January 16, 2017. For more information about the project and the selection procedure, see the following reference documents.

Call for submissions

Background document

 

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