As part of the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility project, the Indigenous Art Program has been developed to include opportunities to celebrate Indigenous art, culture and heritage.
There are five Indigenous public art opportunities as part of the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada project:
|Expression of interest: Indigenous Public Art Mentor||Senior and mid-career Indigenous Visual Artists from across Canada|
|Direct purchase: Inuit artists||Local Inuit senior, mid-career and emerging artists and/or their representatives (with 150km radius of Ottawa)|
|Request for proposals: Algonquin artists – Indigenous Multi-Purpose Room, Exterior Glass Frit and/or Interior Film Design||Mid-career, emerging Algonquin artists / artist teams. Selected artists and/or teams will have the opportunity to work with an Indigenous artist/mentor.|
|Request for proposals: Interior Pimisi entrance and exterior sculpture installation||Senior, mid-career and emerging Indigenous artists from across Canada|
|Request for qualifications: Exterior pillars installation||Senior and mid-career Indigenous artists from across Canada|
The Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada project invites senior and mid-career Indigenous artists from across Canada to submit their request for qualifications to be considered for permanent artwork(s) installed on the exterior pillars. This public art call for artists is a two-stage selection process. Artist and artist teams are encouraged to apply as well as consult with the host Algonquin communities. For more information click here.
Deadline for submissions: Monday May 31, 2021, 4 pm (eastern standard time)
Online application form(link is external). Please have your content ready for inputting as the form does not save your information if you leave or refresh the page.
Budget: $425,000 plus harmonized sales tax
Contact: Dawn Saunders Dahl, Curator – Indigenous Art, Indigenouspublicart@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
If you would prefer to speak directly to Dawn, please email to coordinate a date and time.
To request an information package for this opportunity including architectural drawings, please contact email@example.com(link sends e-mail)
Virtual information sessions
Join Dawn Saunders-Dahl and members of the Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility Project Team to learn more about the Indigenous Public Art Calls to Artists, hear about the architectural inspirations for the facility’s design, find out more about the programs, services and other features of the joint facility and ask questions.