Ottawa, Canada opens up the city to artists’ teams across the world – to submit their qualifications for consideration to the first stage of competition to join the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Stage 2 Design Team to realize their ideas for public art in station sites across the city.
The O-Train Public Art Program offers a platform for artists’ teams to create public art that will position Ottawa as a leading city of innovative and engaging contemporary art in light rail projects. Our goal is to create a cohesive narrative between and along the transit lines, regions and geography of the city and enhance the transit rider experience.
The O-Train Public Art Program is made possible due to the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Policy which designates 1% of capital project budgets for public art.
(1) Artists on Design Team Opportunity – Confederation East/West Extensions
Closing Date: April 24, 2019 3:00 PM EDT
Total Budget: $6.36 million CAD + HST.
Please visit the MERX website to view the full Request for Qualifications here. MERX Reference #: 144888
This opportunity will result in three (3) artists’ teams working with the O-Train Stage 2 Design Team to create a cohesive narrative between and along the O-Train Confederation East/West extensions.
Artists’ teams who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend an information session with the O-Train Stage 2 Design Team in June 2019 – followed by an interview to the selection committee.
(2) Public Art Opportunity – Trillium Line Public Art Project
Closing Date: : May 1, 2019 3:00 PM EDT Canada
Total Budget: $750,000.00 CAD + HST.
Please visit the MERX website to view the full Request for Qualifications here. MERX Reference #: 144868
The public art opportunity is for one (1) artist team to design digital media artworks at various spaces throughout three (3) station sites along the Trillium Line: Gladstone, South Keys and Bowesville.
This Request for Artist Team Qualifications is the first of a two-stage competitive process to identify artists’ teams to be considered to submit to the request for a proposal (RFP). Artists’ teams who have been shortlisted will be invited to submit a proposal to the selection committee July 2019.