International Call for Artists - Public Art Project - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Calgary Fire Department, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Request for Qualifications) from experienced artists to create a permanent work of art for the new Emergency Operations Control Centre.

The successful artist will have expertise that includes practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art, collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and community stakeholders, and the ability to work within set budgets and construction schedules.

Public Art for the Emergency Operations Centre will be integral to the design objectives of the facility and site. The Public Art should reflect the mission of the Public Art Program as described in The City of Calgary's Public Art Policy.

This competition is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

The budget for this public art project is $266,500.00 CDN. Note that the overall capital construction budget for the EOC may offset the fabrication costs of Public Art components.

Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 16:30 hours MST. Late, misdirected and/or incomplete submissions may not be considered.

Download Project Details:
Please download Expression of Interest #08-013 from the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) at Select "I am a Vendor" on APC home page. Register if a first-time user.
If a change is made to the EOI before the submission deadline, an addendum is sent from the APC to your vendor email. You must acknowledge each addendum in writing for your submission to be considered.

Submission-related Inquiries
For inquiries related to your EOI submission, contact:
Edwin Whang, Buyer
P: 403-268-4090

For questions about the public art project, contact:
Heather Saunders, Project Coordinator Public Art Program
P: 403-268-5270

Resources for artists, including tips and hints about open calls and a list of current opportunities are online at The City of Calgary Public Art Program page: