RFQ: Maple Island Public Art

  • Commissioning Entity: City of Ottawa
  • Budget: $41000
  • Open Date: 2018-02-23
  • Commissioning Location: Canada
  • Geographic Eligibility: Other
  • Close Date: 2018-03-16

Brief Description

Budget: $52,000 CAD plus HST The City of Ottawa invites professional artists to submit qualifications to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork on Maple Island in Ottawa, Ontario. This is a two-stage open competition held in accordance with the City of Ottawa Public Art Policy. As part of the redevelopment of the Minto Bridges, a public art piece will be installed on Maple Island. This small island sits on the Rideau River, at the intersection of two of the Minto Bridges. The island and bridges connect two Ottawa neighbourhoods, Lowertown and New Edinburgh (Wards 12, 13), for pedestrians and cyclists. The island is a serene and hidden green space, with a great view of Canada’s Peace Tower to the west. The island has a rich history which includes Indigenous peoples and railway and industrial use, and was originally part of the ceremonial route which connects Rideau Hall and Parliament.