Request for Artists – Port Moody Canada Day Community Art Project


The City of Port Moody is accepting submissions from artists for its Canada Day Community Art Project. This is an opportunity for a lower mainland artist to submit a proposal where he/she works with community members to create a temporary or ephemeral community artwork.This community art project will be created and installed on Friday, July 1, between 11am and 6pm, as part of the City’s participation in the 2016 Canada Day celebrations at Rocky Point Park. The completed community artwork is expected to be on display until Sunday, July 3, 2016.

If you’re interested, please submit your proposal electronically by noon on May 12, 2016 using the guidelines below.

1. There are no specific size or theme parameters.
2. All work must be installed at one location at Rocky Point Park (TBD) .
3. Work will be created and displayed on grass field.
4. If you require access to water or power , please note this in your proposal.
5. All work must contain non-toxic materials and must not damage the landscape.
6. Artwork must not pose safety risk to the public.

Requirments for proposals
1. Contact information.
2. Artist’s CV.
3. Examples of previous work (limited to five images).
4. Two professional references from individuals who are familiar with your ability to work collaboratively and/or your ability to work on community art projects.
5. A detailed description of the proposed artwork including approximate dimensions, specific materials used and the approximate time you will need for set-up. Photos and/or sketches or proposed artwork are preferred.
6. A complete budget – including expenses for, but not limited to, artist fees, design fees, materials, transportation, fabrication/production, installation, travel expenses, contingency. Please note, that if you are selected, you must complete the City’s contractor compliance forms. You will also be reponsible for securing and paying for liability insurance and WorkSafe insurance.
7. A description of the precautions you will take to avoid damaging the landscape and creating a safety risk for the public.

For more information, or a PDF of the Request for Artists, visit Port Moody’s website at http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=125



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