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The City of Ottawa Public Art Program presents a
PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS

Request for Proposals:
Barrhaven South Recreation Complex

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites artists to apply to develop, design, and implement a public art commission for the Barrhaven South Recreation Complex.


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The Barrhaven South Recreation Complex (BSRC) will provide state of the art sports and recreation programming at the corner of Cambrian Road and Greenbank Road in Ottawa's rapidly evolving community of South Barrhaven. This 141,391 square foot facility, designed by Perkins + Will, will contain twin NHL size ice rinks with spectator seating for 700 people, a community gymnasium, an aquatics facility with lap and therapy pools, a fitness centre and a range of program and multi-purpose rooms to support a host of community activities and programs. Located adjacent to an elementary school and sharing a 14 acre parcel of land with a district fire hall, the BSRC will form part of a civic precinct at the heart of its community.

In keeping with the Percent for Art Policy, the City of Ottawa's Public Art Program is pleased to invite artists to submit proposals to design, develop and implement a public art commission for the Barrhaven South Recreation Complex. This request for proposals is an equal opportunity, open to all professional artists. Participants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent residence status.

The total budget for this commission is $300,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate and install the project.

Submissions must be received by mail or by hand no later than Monday, April 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EST. This is not a postmarked deadline.

An information meeting will be held at the Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, in the first floor Lounge on Wednesday March 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 to provide potential applicants with the particulars of the site and the project. Artists unable to attend the information session may request a transcript of the meetings discussion.

The complete call to artists (including eligibility, design requirements, site locations, supporting documents, and selection criteria, etc.) is available on our website: http://www.ottawa.ca/en/rec_culture/arts/resources/opportunities/index.html

Inquiries
Melissa.Black@ottawa.ca, 613.244.4261 and or
Julie.Dupont@ottawa.ca, 613.244.4433
Public Art Program, City of Ottawa
172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5H9