Request for Proposals: Jordan Hollow Indigenous Cultural Park Concept Design, Lincoln, ON


Call to Indigenous Artists/Designers and Teams Across Canada for New Public Art Park Concept Design at Jordan Hollow Park, Lincoln, ON

Public Art Opportunity
The Town of Lincoln, in partnership with a group of Indigenous Stakeholders, is accepting applications from Indigenous artists and designers, or collaborations between non-Indigenous and Indigenous artists and designers for a park concept design that incorporates public art, landscape elements, and interpretive signage.

The design submission should include a shade structure, with presentation area, paved pathways, garbage/recycling receptacles, and seating features. Elements of the design submission should also include an artistic expression related to the historic and contemporary Indigenous presence in the area.

The goals of the park concept design will be to bring to the forefront the following:

  • The Indigenous connection to the local area dating 13,000 years BP
  • Relevance of the local area as a site inhabited by the Neutral Nation people
  • The importance of recognizing Indigenous presence, both historical and current, in Lincoln
  • Fostering a sense of community for Indigenous peoples in Niagara Region by enabling the site to be used as a gathering place for Indigenous community groups for programming, celebration, and education.


Competition Process:
The Jury, comprised primarily of Indigenous artistic, design, historical, and/or curatorial professionals, will be responsible for selecting the final artwork using a two-stage public art process.

Stage I: Request for Proposals
Stage I requires artists to submit the following:

  1. a letter of intent
  2. current C.V
  3. preliminary concept design (incorporating concept sketches, renderings, designs, site plan)
  4. draft simplified budget (to confirm that project can be built within $250,000 project budget).

The artist fee is $25,000 plus HST. This fee represents 10% of the total project build budget of $250,000. This artist fee includes concept drawings and consultation with Landscape Architectural Designer and Landscape Contractor on final design.


Proposals are due January 17th 2022.

Deadline for Questions: November 29, 2021
Deadline for issuing addenda: December 8, 2021
RFP Submission Deadline: January 19, 2022
Meeting with Finalists: Week of February 7, 2022
Selected Artist notified no later than February 21, 2022

The applicant must have a Bidding System account and be registered as a plan taker for this RFP. If you do not have an annual subscription, there will be a one-time cost of $53.95 to register for this RFP.
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For more information:

Jessica Wilson, Cultural Development Coordinator
Sarah Ane, Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
Lisa Scheffler, Procurement Agent

The submission deadline is 4 p.m., January 17, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted.