Public art competitions

These formal competitions are conducted according to our purchasing bylaw (PDF).

To bid on a project, applicants must request a copy of the RFP via email and closely follow the requirements.

Open for bidding

Project name Alexandra Park Public Art 
Proposal submission deadline May 20, 2020 by 2:00 p.m. EST
Value $18,000.00
Location Alexandra Park

Description

City of Waterloo is inviting artists to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of a new public art work. The total all-inclusive budget for the final design of this Public Art project is $18,000.

For the purposes of this competition, an artist is a person who is critically recognized as an artist, possesses skill, training and/or experience in their artistic discipline, is active in and committed to their art practice, has the ability to work within a collaborative environment, and has demonstrated experience creating art.  Demonstrated experience creating outdoor public art will be considered an asset.

Application

To bid on this project, contact procurement@waterloo.ca for a copy of the request for proposal.


Expressions of Interest

Project name Hughes Lane Art Walk
Proposal submission deadline May 8, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. EST
Value $500 - $1,000
Location Hughes Lane

Description

City of Waterloo is inviting artists to respond to an Expression of Interest to participate in a mural project along Hughes Lane. There are several opportunities available with plans to hire 8 to 10 artists. The total all-inclusive budget for the final design of this each mural will range from $500 to $1,000.00, depending on the size and scale of each installation.

For the purposes of this competition, an artist is a person who is critically recognized as an artist, possesses skill, training and/or experience in their artistic discipline, is active in and committed to their art practice, has the ability to work within a collaborative environment, and has demonstrated experience creating art. Demonstrated experience creating murals will be considered an asset.

Application

Apply online