Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Artwork for Sixteen Mile Community Centre, Oakville

Architect rendering of Community Centre interior wall

Public Art Opportunity
Sixteen Mile Community Centre
Town of Oakville

Request for Expressions of Interest
Deadline: Sunday, May 5, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. EDT via online application
Budget: $90, 000 CAD (maximum includes HST)

The Town of Oakville is inviting professional Canadian artists and artist teams to submit expressions of interest to create a permanent public artwork for the interior wall of the new community centre opening in 2025 at Sixteen Mile Community Centre. The artwork will be unveiled at the official grand opening of the centre in June 2025.

Professional Canadian artists and artist-led teams are invited to submit their expressions of interest online before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday May 5, 2024.

An artwork proposal is not required at this time.

This call out is a two-stage competition process, starting with an expression of interest that will be reviewed based on merit of past work, professional qualifications, and experience. The shortlisted artists will be paid a $1,500 artist fee to develop a proposal of their artwork concept based on detailed artwork specifications.

The goals of the project include providing visual interest to enhance the Sixteen Mile Community Centre space, engaging Oakville’s diverse and vibrant community, and promoting dialogue.

The selected artist will have a budget of $90,000 to create an artwork that will be unveiled June 2025.

Background

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex is undergoing an expansion. The sports fields and cricket ground will open in spring 2024, with the other park features planned for later in 2024. The community centre and library will open in 2025. Visit the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex page to learn more about the project.

For more details about the two-stage competition process and the project timeline, visit the Call for Submissions page at oakville.ca.

For more information, contact: public.art@oakville.ca

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