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Glenora Park Public Art Call

Call for Expressions of Interest

ONE Properties and Revera Retirement Living invite expressions of interest for emerging, mid-career, and established Canadian artists and artist teams for the design and creation of an artwork or artworks to be set within the outdoor park across from Glenora Park Retirement Residence in Edmonton, Alberta.

The artwork or artworks selected for this location will reflect one or more relevant themes: ideas of home, shelter, family, generations, connection, and/or community. The artwork or artworks will be located within the custom landscaped park that overlooks Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley.

Budget

$150,000 CAD (including fees, design, production, installation)

Timeline

Deadline for Submissions: December 21, 2020, at 4:00pm MT
Shortlisted Interviews: January 2021
Shortlisted Proposals: April 2021
Finalist Selected: May 2021
Installation: Spring 2022

The selected piece(s) of public art will be enjoyed from the upper levels of the building, as well as experienced within the park itself. It will activate this social space by creating opportunities for residents, visiting family members, and the broader communities to gather, connect, share stories, reflect, and create memories.

The artwork or artworks can be installed in any location in the park that does not interfere with movement through pathways or obstruct the view of Edmonton’s River Valley. The artwork may be a sculpture or sculptural series and can be kinetic or interactive. The artist or artist team will be selected to design and create artwork that is appropriately integrated into the park site.

Our goal is that this public art project will engage with the Glenora Park community and activate the park. It will contribute to the larger vision of connecting residents to each other, to the broader community, and to bring generations together. As with most successful public art projects, the community in which the art is situated and the site’s historical, cultural, and natural context must be taken into account. The artist or artist team will understand and respect the dignity of the Glenora Park residents and will envision an artwork or artworks that honours and inspires the lives and experiences of seniors especially.

To view the full Glenora Park Public Art Call, including design and submission requirements, please visit ellencunninghamartconsulting.ca/current-projects.

Questions? Please contact Art Consultant Ellen Cunningham at cunninghamartconsulting@gmail.com.

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