City of Fredericton
Fredericton, , Canada
The Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is interested in incorporating a contemporary art installation that will be prominently and permanently installed in the lobby. The designated site for the artwork located at the top of feature stairs (see page 5) is generous in scale and will be viewed from both the interior and exterior of the building. The art installation is anticipated to be bold and visually strong. Fredericton Playhouse Inc. offers the following for consideration and exploration in the creation of the public art installation, and to determine interest in submitting this RFQ.
Community – The vision of the Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is “community strengthened by live performance” – the idea that when people share experiences (as audience members, performers, workers, volunteers, etc.) that their shared understanding and sense of belonging are enriched -- and as a result, their community is stronger. In this sense, the word “community” is taken in its broadest sense: not only the larger community of greater Fredericton, but also communities of interest and shared experience, families, neighbourhoods, ethno-cultural communities, school communities, or even the global community.
Celebration – The Performing Arts Centre’s primary role in gathering people is reinforced by the idea of “celebrating together”. What is being celebrated can be very diverse – an idea, a purpose, a history, a milestone, a culture, etc. Performing Arts, Imagination and Creativity - The role of creativity and the arts in contemporary society; the role of the artist in providing insight, beauty, or commentary; and the performing arts specifically as an ethereal form of expression that ultimately creates an experience that exists only in the shared space and time that an audience and artist share.
The work should be more universal than specific in its appeal. For example, referencing a specific art form such as music, theatre, or dance would be less desirable than a work that speaks more generally to “performing arts.”
Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.