Request for Proposals: Lethbridge Airport “Destination YQL” Public Art Project- Alberta, Canada

  • Commissioning Entity

    Lethbridge Public Art

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  • Location of Commission

    Lethbridge, , Canada

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


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  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The City of Lethbridge is inviting artists to submit Request for Proposals for a free-standing public art project. Proposed artworks should engage with the history of aviation in Southern Alberta, creating a site-specific sculptural work that will withstand high intensity winds and significant sun exposure. The art project provides three integrated component opportunities:

    A signature, sculptural component that acts to welcome visitors to Lethbridge. A custom lighting component to support visibility at all times of the day. Potential landscaping components to provide physical support for the artwork. Proposed artwork should enhance the entrance to the Lethbridge Airport while complimenting the significant historical architecture on site. The selected artist will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, fabricating, and installing artwork that will enhance the entrance to the airport while reflecting on the history of aviation in Southern Alberta. Site Requirements The site identified for the public art project is approximately 39 x 27 x 41 x 4.5 meters which is triangular in presentation.


    The all-inclusive budget for the design, fabrication and installation of the Lethbridge Airport “Destination YQL” Public Art Project is $230,000 plus GST. This fee will be inclusive of all project costs.


    The competition is open to qualified professional visual artists as defined by the Canada Council for the Arts. This professional context excludes the school environment, and so a student attending college or in an undergraduate degree program at a university may not enter this competition.

    Proposal Submission

    Interested artists are invited to view complete RFP details, submit questions and submit proposals on the City of Lethbridge Bid Opportunities Website.

    Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024

    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.