Posted by: admin on May 13, 2011
City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program presents an
Opportunity for Artists:
Request for Proposals
DIRECT PURCHASE 2011
The City of Ottawa is seeking to purchase artworks by professional artists in all visual arts media for display throughout City of Ottawa facilities and public spaces. Artists who would like their work to be considered for purchase must submit images of existing artwork for the jury’s review. The City of Ottawa was one of the first cities in North America to adopt a visual arts policy. Developed in 1985, the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program manages and exhibits an art collection of over 1700 works focusing on local artists. The collection is comprised of works of art that allow for an appreciation, an understanding and a future interpretation of the City’s visual arts history.
The City of Ottawa has set aside a percentage of the 2011 Direct Purchase budget specifically to support area emerging artists.
Submissions must be received by mail or by hand no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011. Submissions post-marked May 16, 2011 will be accepted; however, faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete or late proposals will not be reviewed.
Application forms and image list forms are available on the web at: http://ottawa.ca/residents/arts/for_artists/opportunities/index_en.html
For information concerning updating or inclusion in the City of Ottawa's Artists Registry or any other collection inquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-244-6852