Call for Proposals: Sculpture to Commemorate 10th anniversary of Woodstock Hospital

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Woodstock Hospital Courtyard

10 Year Commemorative Commission

Call to Artists: Woodstock Hospital is inviting proposals for a sculpture to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the new hospital

Deadline: August 9, 2021
Budget: $10,000

About Woodstock Hospital:
Woodstock Hospital is a full-service community hospital, providing care to a population of 55,000 people and offering specialized care to nearly 110,000 people within Oxford County and area.

Mission:
Community-Oriented, Personalized, and Quality Care

Vision:
Working collaboratively to advance the health and well-being of our community.

Values:
Compassionate
Innovative
Resourceful
Collaborative
Leadership
Ethical

Value Statement:
We strive to serve others; building on our collective strengths, expertise, and shared values; for the betterment of our patients, their families, and our community.

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Woodstock Hospital Courtyard Aerial View

PROJECT SUMMARY/ART OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW
The Woodstock Hospital invites artists residing in Ontario to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create a permanent public artwork to be displayed in the Woodstock Hospital Courtyard (Lower Level), located in the City of Woodstock, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the new hospital.

The successful artist(s) will create permanent work to be displayed that will:

  • Reflect the Hospitals Mission, Vision and Values
  • Be original artwork (preexisting sculptures will be considered)
  • Be easily maintained (must consider seasonal change)

Woodstock Hospital is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications from culturally diverse artists and artists with disabilities.

The Woodstock Hospital located in the City of Woodstock is situated on the traditional territories of the Indigenous Peoples and covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. We acknowledge the history of the traditional territory and respects the longstanding relationships of the local Indigenous groups, the Haudenosaunee, Lenape, and Anishinaabek of this land and place in southwestern Ontario. We also recognize the Indigenous communities in close proximity: Chippewas of The Thames First Nation; Oneida Nation of The Thames; Munsee-Delaware Nation; Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation; and Six Nations of The Grand (which consists of Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida and Tuscarora Nations).

SITE LOCATION and PLANS
Please refer to the attached photos and site plans for more details on the space.

The sculpture will be located in the Woodstock Hospital Courtyard (lower Level) which is a common outdoor space that is open to staff, patients and visitors. The installed artwork form and materials should not impede movement or pose any safety concerns. The artwork must also be robust enough and made with material to withstand the normal fluctuations of Ontario weather.

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Woodstock Hospital Courtyard Site Plan

BUDGET
The budget for the design, fabrication of the artwork will be $10,000 and must cover ALL expenses related to the projects, including (but not limited to) artist fee(s); materials; fabrication; insurance; installation; documentation; travel to and from the site.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
This is a provincial-wide call for proposals. Professional* artists and/or artist-led teams** residing in Ontario are encouraged to apply.

* Professional artist is defined as a person who is critically recognized as an artist; possesses skill, training and/or experience in their artistic discipline; is active in and committed to their art practice; and has a history of public presentation.

** Artist-led teams must share the total commission of $10,000.

ESTIMATED PROJECT TIMELINE
Artist Call Opens: July 22, 2021
Site Visits: July 26, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 9, 2021
Award of Project: August 20, 2021 at the latest
Installation: November 8, 2021

SELECTION PROCESS and CRITERIA
Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by a Selection Committee at Woodstock Hospital comprised of art consultants/artists, Woodstock Hospital and Woodstock Hospital Foundation Board members, the Woodstock Hospital CEO and the Foundation Senior Development Officer.

The artist(s) selected for the final commission will be required to enter into an agreement with the Woodstock Hospital which will contain provisions including but not limited to rights of ownership and use and will include a warranty period up to 12 months covering all workmanship defects, accidental and environmental damage. The completed artwork will be the property of the Woodstock Hospital but the moral and copy rights remain with the artist(s). The selected artist(s) will also be required to create a maintenance manual for the final artwork. Please contact the Foundation office for a copy of this document.

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Woodstock Hospital Courtyard View of Clock

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS and FORMS
Artists wishing to be considered must submit the following details:

  • Complete Contact Form
  • Review and complete items detailed on the Application Checklist

The Contact Form and Application Checklist are available here

Complete applications must be received in the office or by email on or before Monday August 9, 2021 at 4:00pm (not a post-marked deadline). Incomplete, late or faxed applications will not be accepted.

APPLICATION DELIVERY and RECEIPT
All supporting materials must accompany the application. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Faxed applications will not be accepted. The Woodstock Hospital and Woodstock Hospital Foundation will not be responsible for applications lost in transit. While all reasonable care will be taken in the handling of materials, the Woodstock Hospital and Woodstock Hospital Foundation will not take responsibility for lost or damaged materials.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the signed complete application package reaches the Woodstock Hospital Foundation by the deadline. All applicants will receive a notice by e-mail that their application has been received. If you have submitted an application and do not receive notification by August 11th, 2021 please contact the Woodstock Hospital Foundation.

Send applications: Via email to foundation@wgh.on.ca
with the subject line Woodstock Hospital 10 year Commemorative Commission

OR: Woodstock Hospital 10 year Commemorative Commission
Woodstock Hospital Foundation
310 Juliana Drive
Woodstock, ON, N4V 0A4

The Woodstock Hospital reserves the right to choose to not recommend any application, proposal or finalist and to terminate or re-advertise any project.