Call for Proposals: Horizon Station Park 2024 Public Art Installation, City of Regina

Call for Artists: 2024 Public Art Installation
City of Regina – The Towns Development – Horizon Station Park

Application Deadline: March 4, 2024 by 4:00 pm
Project Completion Deadline: October 11, 2024

The City of Regina acknowledges we are on the traditional lands of the Treaty 4 Territory, a Treaty signed with 35 First Nations across Southern Saskatchewan and parts of Alberta and Manitoba, and the original lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis. The City of Regina owes its strength and vibrancy to these lands and the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this territory, as well as settlers from around the world who continue to be welcomed here and call Regina home.

The City of Regina is looking to receive proposals for an art installation within the newly developed community of The Towns in southeast Regina.

The Artwork

The City of Regina invites practicing artists to submit proposals for the creation of a new, original public artwork exploring the theme of railways in Saskatchewan, for installation in Horizon Station Park, Regina. The intention of this commission is to respond to and explore the complex histories relating to the development and legacies of Saskatchewan’s railroads. In particular, the artwork should reflect on the underrepresented stories of the railways and acknowledge difficult truths related to the collision of cultures it contributed to.

The objective of the Horizon Station Park is to provide year-round active recreation with an outdoor skating rink, dog park, basketball nets, skating and walking loop, train themed playground and more. The artwork should elevate the space in the winter as well as during the warmer seasons. Ideally, it will incorporate lighting to provide a safe and inviting area within the park in the evening and throughout the winter.

Project Information

  • The proposed budget for this project is $200,000, which includes artist fees, all materials and artwork design.
  • Elements such as electrical rough-ins, structural (piles/foundations) and limited installation support will be provided by the Towns Development.
  • This call is open to mid-career and established artists, or artist led groups in Canada.
  • Preference will be given to artists with ties to Treaty 4 Territory.
  • Delivery date for this project is October 11, 2024.

Proposal Information

All proposals shall include the following:
1. A statement of intent, either:
Letter of intent – not exceeding a total of 1200 words
– OR –
Video of intent – not exceeding a total of 15 minutes
And:
2. CV (include all relevant team members).
3. A separate folder with up to six (6) examples of existing work for review and consideration.
4. Estimated cost of the work and proposed budget.
5. Project schedule from concept to final installation.

To ensure our public spaces, reflect the diversity of our community, and to encourage opportunities for those who may experience oppression and/or exclusion, please indicate if you belong to any equity-seeking groups (Indigenous, ethnocultural minorities, 2SLGBTQ+, disability, etc.).

Selection Process

Applicants will be shortlisted, and the top applicants will be invited to an interview with the Adjudication Panel and present a rendering or maquette of the final piece. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by March 15, 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Application Submission

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to The City of Regina at kursu@regina.ca.

Deadline for proposal submission: March 4, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. CST.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

For technical details please see full Artist Call here.

City of Regina
2476 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3C8