ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Bookmark and Share

Major Office Development Project in Toronto - Public Art Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: November 16, 2012

Major Office Development Project in Toronto - Public Art Opportunity for Artists
Water Park Place III Call for Credentials

Public Art Management (PAM) is the public art project manager for a major downtown office tower project (the “Project”) in Toronto. As the first stage of the public art planning process, PAM is issuing this Call To Artists (“Call”) to initiate the first of a two-stage selection process to identify artists to work with the team in the creation of outstanding public art works for this landmark project at Queens Quay and Bay St. It is anticipated that the development will be completed by August/September 2014, and the artworks should be delivered in conjunction with this date.

The public art program intends to commission distinctive, urban scale, meritorious works by exemplary Canadian and/or international artists for select locations within the Project. The artworks must reflect the best of contemporary art practice and be suitable in materials, form and content. The types of opportunities may include:

  • A large interior work for the main lobby of the facility, this artwork has the possibility of extending to the exterior of the project
  • An entrance feature element that engages the interior and exterior of the building creating a dialogue between inside and outside (may included suspended elements) above and/or around the entrance of a major pedestrian thoroughfare
  • Glazing and/or cladding elements for a pedestrian bridge

Professional artists are invited to submit their credentials for consideration by PAM, the project architects and the development team. Artists who are experienced in creating large, permanent, urban scale works for interior and exterior locations and artists who have successfully worked in collaborative projects are invited to enter.

For Stage One, PAM is seeking artists to submit images, CVs, and a signed PDF or JPEG copy of the Agreement to Propose only.

Artists may advance in the program based on a professional review of their qualifications, profile and past work. Future commissions will be awarded following a second stage, whereby preferred artists may be interviewed and concepts may be submitted. To be eligible for this program, applicants must be professional artists; that is, artists who are recognized as such by their peers, who have specialized training in the field, and who have a history of public exhibition (exhibitions in museums and public galleries). We are not seeking existing artworks offered for sale under any circumstances whatsoever.

The deadline for this Call for Credentials is November 16, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST.

Click here to download a full copy of the Call for Credentials.

PAM strongly encourage all artists to download this document as it contains important background information as well as the required documents needed to formally submit for Stage One.

Should you have any questions concerning this process or the submission requirements, please send written question to Ben Mills at:
[email protected]

Click here to download the Call for Credentials.(163 KB)