The Public Art Program presents an Opportunity for Artists. Request for proposals
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:03|
In keeping with the Percent for Art Policy, the City of Ottawa is accepting proposals for public artwork for the Longfields Transit Station. Artists are invited to apply to develop, design and implement a public art commission that will be integrated into Longfields Station as part of OC Transpo’s Rapid Transit expansion. Artist teams may also apply.
The Longfields Transit Station is located directly adjacent to south-east side of the VIA Rail corridor approximately half way between Greenbank Road and Fallowfield Road directly adjacent to an existing railway pedestrian underpass which currently provides a linkage between the Knollsbrook and Longfields Subdivisions.
The facility will boast a number of “green” features including: a vegetated roof, energy efficient elevators, promotion of alternative transportation modes, low volatile organic compounds in the paint products used, and natural ventilation and day lighting. Construction of the new station is currently underway; the streamlined arch of the new transit facility is emblematic of the new branding direction towards which OC Transpo is heading as well as a metaphor for efficiency.
The Public Art Program would like to encourage artists and artist teams to carefully consider concepts and material usage that reflect the “green” features of the facility. In addition to traditional artistic concepts, the Program encourages new and innovative artistic solutions, such as the exploration of digital technology and other contemporary technology-involved art for this installation.
The complete call to artists (including eligibility, design requirements, site location, supporting documents and selection criteria, etc) is available on our website: ottawa.ca/arts