The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking qualified professional artists and artist-led collaborative groups to participate in a public art design process for the new Halifax Central Library, scheduled for completion in 2013.
The full details of the process are available here:
The first stage of this solicitation is a Request for Qualifications. From the submissions to this stage a shortlist of up to five artists will be invited to participate in a second, Request for Proposals stage. These artists will work in consultation with project architects and municipal staff to produce a detailed design for integrated public artwork to be included in the construction of the Halifax Central Library.
Artists selected to the shortlist will be paid a fee of $3000 for the completion of their detailed design proposal.
Artists will submit proposals based on a total project budget of $450,000 for the public art component of the Library. This budget is inclusive of all material and production costs of the artwork, as well as all artist and professional fees.
The Request for Qualifications closes Tuesday January 25th at 2:00pm local time (AST).
Questions regarding the Request for Qualifications process should be directed to Stephen Terry, Senior Procurement Consultant, (902) 490-2175 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions of a technical nature should be addressed to Jamie MacLellan, Public Art Facilitator, (902) 490-1039 or email@example.com.