Request for Proposals | Glenora Park Public Art

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Deadline: Dec 21, 2020 - 4:00 pm

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY: GLENORA PARK RETIREMENT RESIDENCE

ARTWORK DESIGN, PRODUCTION, INSTALLATION BUDGET:

  • $150,000 CAD (including fees, design, production, installation)

ANTICIPATED TIMELINE:

  • Deadline for Submissions - December 21, 2020 at 4pm MT
  • Shortlisted Interviews - January 2021
  • Shortlisted Proposals - April 2021
  • Finalist Selected - May 2021
  • Installation - Spring 2022

ONE Properties and Revera Retirement Living invite Expressions of Interest for emerging, mid-career, and established Canadian artists and artist teams for the design and creation of an artwork or artworks to be set within the outdoor park connected to Glenora Park Retirement Residence in Edmonton, Alberta. The artwork or artworks selected for this location will reflect one or more relevant themes: ideas of home, shelter, family, generations, connection, and/or community.

The artwork or artworks will be located within the custom landscaped park across from the Glenora Park residence that overlooks Edmonton’s River Valley. The selected piece(s) of public art will be enjoyed from the upper levels of the building, as well as experienced within the park itself. It will activate this social space by creating opportunities for residents, visiting family members, and the broader communities to gather, connect, share stories, reflect, and create memories.

The artwork or artworks can be installed in any location in the park that does not interfere with movement through pathways or obstruct the view of Edmonton’s River Valley. The artwork may be a sculpture or sculptural series and can be kinetic or interactive. The artist or artist team will be selected to design and create artwork that is appropriately integrated into the park site.

Our goal is that this public art project will engage with the Glenora Park community and activate the park. It will contribute to the larger vision of connecting residents to each other, to the broader community, and to bring generations together. As with most successful public art projects, the community in which the art is situated and the site’s historical, cultural, and natural context must be taken into account. The artist or artist team will understand and respect the dignity of the Glenora Park residents and will envision an artwork or artworks that honours and inspires the lives and experiences of seniors especially.

To view the full Glenora Park Public Art Call, please go to: ellencunninghamartconsulting.ca/current-projects

Questions? Please contact art consultant Ellen Cunningham: cunninghamartconsulting@gmail.com