Request for Proposals: Remembrance Day Poppy Markers, City of Pickering

Photo of the Cenotaph, located on the north side of The Esplanade S, beside the Pickering Library/City Hall.

Call to Artists – Request for Proposals (RFP)
Remembrance Day Poppy Markers

Deadline: April 15, 2024 at 4 pm EDT

Artist Opportunity

The City of Pickering invites Artists or Artist teams to submit proposals for permanent sculptures of simplified Poppy markers to be installed on the light posts throughout The Esplanade Park in Pickering. This is another way residents can reflect, honour and remember Veterans on Remembrance Day, as well as at other times of the year. The works are to be installed on the 11 (eleven) light posts marking the way the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606 takes to the Cenotaph. Artworks are expected to be displayed year-round, permanently. One Artist/Team will be commissioned by The City of Pickering to create the work.

As per the City of Pickering Public Art Policy (CUL 130) an Artist is defined as the designer/creator of an artistic work and can include, but is not limited to, a professional artist, graphic designer, collaborative team, architect, or landscape designer.

A Public Art Jury comprised of practicing arts professionals, Cultural Advisory Committee members, and project stakeholders will be established for this single-stage competition.

The total budget for the project, including artist fees, materials, and installation is $35,000 maximum (including HST).

To access the full Call to Artists, click here.

Stoyan Barakov
Coordinator, Public Art
+1 (289) 200 – 7829

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