Request for Qualifications: Princess Street Sidewalk Public Art Project, City of Kingston

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Street level view of the four stations for the proposed Princess Street Sculpture Project. Photo: City of Kingston Staff

City of Kingston
Public Art Call: Princess Street Sidewalk Public Art Project, City of Kingston

Due: Friday, April 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST

The City of Kingston invites professional artists and artist teams residing in Canada to respond to a Request for Supplier Qualifications (RFSQ) for eligibility to design, fabricate and install a permanent public artwork along the Princess Street sidewalk at Division Street in downtown Kingston. The Princess Street Sidewalk Public Art Project is part of Phase I of the Hub Project which seeks to create art interventions in the public realm and respond to the desire for community gathering spaces and interactions. Learn more about the Hub Project by visiting the project page.

A jury will select three shortlisted artist or artist teams who will then be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to create an artwork that considers and responds to the area’s counterculture history, architecture, and reflect the energy of the dynamic social scene for which “The Hub” is known.

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Overhead site view of the four stations for the proposed Princess Street Sculpture Project. Photo: City of Kingston Staff

See the full call for submissions on the City of Kingston’s Biddingo page.

Applicants wishing to access the RFSQ must register with Biddingo. This is a free and easy three step process. When registering please select 10010 Art Objects, Equipment and Supplies as your category, fill in the required information and submit your application. If you are already registered as a vendor on Biddingo, simply log in to access the full RFSQ.

About the City of Kingston Public Art Program
The City of Kingston commissions artists to create works art for the public realm as outlined in the Public Art Master Plan. Artist Calls for Submission are issued throughout the year for both permanent and temporary works of art in any media that are sited or staged in public space. Public Art staff host public consultation events and professional development opportunities to coincide with each call. Find out more about the City of Kingston’s Public Art page.

Contact:
Taylor Norris, Public Art Coordinator
publicart@cityofkingston.ca
613-546-4291 ext. 1158

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