RFP: Toronto Sculpture Garden

  • Commissioning Entity: City of Toronto's Arts & Culture Services
  • Budget: $22903
  • Open Date: 2018-08-22
  • Commissioning Location: Canada
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2018-11-05

Brief Description

Since opening in 1981, The Toronto Sculpture Garden (TSG) commissioned temporary artworks by over 80 artists, in a small City of Toronto park opposite St. James Cathedral on King Street east. Until 2014, it was operated as a partnership between the City of Toronto and the Louis L. Odette family, whose non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden Foundation funded and administered the exhibitions. Under the direction of Rina Greer, the TSG provided artists with the opportunity to work experimentally in public space, explore issues of scale and materials, and engage with the local community as well as visitors to the neighbourhood. For some, the expansion of their practice beyond the studio led to major public artworks elsewhere. Budget: $30,000.00 CAD (+HST), which includes all artists' fees, materials, installation and removal, transportation, insurance, and permits.