Request for Qualifications: Valley Line West – Lewis Farms Storage Facility Public Art Project, Edmonton

Call to Artists: Valley Line West – Lewis Farms Storage Facility Public Art Project – RFQ

The Lewis Farms Storage Facility public art competition, open to local and national professional artists and artist teams/collectives who reside in Canada, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Public Art to Enhance Edmonton’s Public Realm” (C548D). Artists with a connection to this area of Edmonton are encouraged to apply. Based upon a portfolio review and interview, the successful artist(s) will be commissioned to create an artwork.

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program on behalf of the City of Edmonton is seeking an artist or artist team to integrate site-specific public art at the Lewis Farms Storage Facility. The facade of the building provides a highly visible public art installation opportunity. The selected artist(s) will create a series of original artworks that will be installed on the west facade of the building, visible to the train and Lewis Farms Park and Ride. Artwork on the west facade is limited to ten locations that can each accommodate a 4 m long x 6 m high piece. Artwork shall not weight more than 75 kg per square metre.

The artwork will be attached onto the exterior walls of the building. Mediums could include, but are not limited to, large scale murals, light based work, or low relief sculpture. No vinyl or UV degradable materials will be accepted.

The selected artist(s) will consult with the project team to identify the final artwork location.

Budget: $250,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Submission deadline: Friday, June 17, 2022
Interviews: Late June or early July, 2022
Installation: October 2024

For more information, or to schedule a meeting, contact Grace Law: phone (780) 508-8317 or email: glaw@edmontonarts.ca

Click here to download the call (PDF)

For more information on the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Program, visit publicart.edmontonarts.ca

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