City seeking artist proposals for a permanent artwork at Maffeo Sutton Park

Deadline for proposals is Monday, January 20, 2020 (3:00 pm)

Summary

The City of Nanaimo is currently seeking artist proposals for a public art project for permanent display in Maffeo Sutton Park. The artwork of timeless perspective will be on display and seen for years to come. Artists are invited to submit their proposals through “CALL FOR ARTISTS TO SUPPLY AND OVERSEE INSTALLATION OF ARTWORK AT MAFFEO SUTTON PARK No. 2489”, which is available on the City’s website at www.nanaimo.ca/bid-opportunities/bid_details.aspx?id=1353.

The deadline for artist proposals is Monday, January 20, 2020 (no later than 3:00 pm).

Artists are being afforded an extra-long closing time and date in order to give careful and thorough consideration for the proposed artwork and its connection to the park.

Link to Strategic Plan: Installation of public art furthers the goals of "Livability" in the City's Corporate Strategic Plan by continuing to support the downtown core as an Arts District.

Key Points

  • The City of Nanaimo is currently seeking artist proposals for a public art project for permanent display in Maffeo Sutton Park. The artwork of timeless perspective will be on display and seen for years to come.
  • Artists are invited to submit their proposals through “CALL FOR ARTISTS TO SUPPLY AND OVERSEE INSTALLATION OF ARTWORK AT MAFFEO SUTTON PARK No. 2489”, which is available on the City’s website at www.nanaimo.ca/bid-opportunities/bid_details.aspx?id=1353.
  • The deadline for artist proposals is January 20, 2020 (no later than 3:00 pm). Artists are being afforded an extra-long closing time and date in order to give careful and thorough consideration for the proposed artwork and its connection to the park.

Quotes

"Public art helps people connect to a place. We hope that any proposed artworks will help residents make a connection to Maffeo Sutton Park while sharing with its viewers the unique and memorable aspects of Nanaimo and our beautiful waterfront."

Mayor
City of Nanaimo

"Beyond being aesthetically pleasing, public art has the ability to enhance locations and public spaces, making them unique, interesting and memorable. We anticipate this project will achieve all of these goals while adding to the already amazing features of Maffeo Sutton Park."

Culture & Heritage Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • What is Public Art? Public art is art that is accessible to all. It has the power to energize public spaces, promote thinking and debate, and celebrate an area’s past, present or future. It transforms the places we work, live and play into more welcoming and beautiful settings.
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Contact:

Chris Barfoot
Culture & Heritage Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4483
Richard Harding
General Manager, Parks, Recreation & Culture
City of Nanaimo
250-755-7516

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