Thursday, February 15, 2007

Calgary Call for Submissions

The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) and Parks departments, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. qualifications) from experienced artists or artist teams with a demonstrated ability to produce integrated public art within environmental and/or ecological projects relating to water. Relevant experience working on a park wetlands compensation (restoration) project will be considered an asset.

The total budget for this public art project is $180,000 CDN. Project budgets are all-inclusive, including but not limited to: artist fees, travel, research, design, professional fees, documentation, community engagement, materials, equipment, fabrication/construction, transportation, installation and all permit fees, taxes, duty and brokerage fees.

The Laycock Park project is part of the UEP Public Art Plan and its goal is to use public art as one means of providing Calgarians with a better understanding of the current conditions of Nose Creek, the Creek's history, the impact of urbanization, and the opportunities for restoration and increased stewardship of the Creek and its watershed.

The public artwork will:

• Integrate into the site and reflect the goals and objectives of the Nose Creek restoration
• Support key messaging around improving riparian habitat, stream restoration, storm water management, environmental protection and stewardship
• Contribute to community dialogue and demonstrate how citizens impact ecological and built systems
• Provide an aesthetic sensibility and interest which reflects the Nose Creek environment

The selected artist(s)/artist team(s) will have practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art, collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to work within set budgets and constructions schedules. This competition is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

Submissions must be received no later than
4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2007.

For more information and to submit, you must access and download _expression_ of Interest document
#07-004 Laycock Park/Nose Creek Restoration Open Call to Artists
from the Alberta Purchasing Connection at

Please direct all submission-related inquiries to Donna Chaytors, Senior Buyer, City of Calgary
at (403)268-5559 or prior to March 1, 2007.

This call has also been posted at > Opportunities for Artists > Laycock Park.

Media Contact - Stacey Dyck, City of Calgary, Public Art Program, Ph: 403-268-2843, Email

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