Call for Proposals: Government of Canada Pre-Qualified Artwork Inventory

Call for Proposals

Pre-Qualified Artwork Inventory

Canada’s Capital Region


Request Number:  10182125

Request Date:  November 19, 2018

Closing Date for Submissions:  December 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m., EST

Budget: $4,000.00 to $20,000.00 (excluding applicable taxes)

PCH is inviting artists to submit up to three existing artworks to be retained as part of a pre-qualified artwork inventory. This inventory will remain active from January 2019 to December 2020, with a possibility of a one-year extension.

Once the artworks are pre-qualified, PCH may then select one or more for exhibition for a determinate period. This may be as part of a major event held in Canada’s capital or as an autonomous installation for an extended duration (e.g., 1 to 2 years).


Artistic Considerations

The artwork should create a compelling visual experience that would encourage visitor engagement—from inspiring contemplation to providing photo opportunities—and transform the space where it is installed. The various sites considered for installations typically feature both urban and natural elements, providing opportunities for artworks of diverse styles, forms, materials and themes.

  • The artwork must be of a suitable scale for an outdoor public space.
  • The artwork should offer a strong visual presence both in the daytime and evening.
  • The artwork may integrate the use of light.
  • The artwork may include interactive elements, such as voice, sound, lights, and games.
  • The artwork must be in excellent condition and have few or no maintenance requirements.


Please refer to the PDF document at the bottom of the Government of Canada Buy and Sell Web page for all information on requirements and how to submit a proposal.

It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their proposals are sent no later than time and date specified.

Only electronic proposals will be accepted.