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 request for proposal (RFP) via email and closely follow the requirements.

Open for bidding

Project name Eastside Branch Library Public Art RFP
Proposal submission deadline August 12, 2021 by 2:00 p.m. EST
Value $75,000.00
Location Eastside Branch Library

Description

We are inviting professional artists to respond to a request for proposal for the addition of public art at the Eastside Branch Library. For more information, or to request a copy of the RFP, please contact procurement and provide your name.

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Expression of interest

Project name Neighbourhood Garden Picnic Table Program
Proposal submission deadline July 8, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EST
Value $1,000.00 (inclusive of artist fees and supplies)
Location Various community parks in Waterloo

Description

The City of Waterloo is inviting artists to submit expressions of interest to be part of the Neighbourhood Garden Picnic Table Program.

This program will feature the work of up to 18 artists. Artists are invited to submit artwork for consideration to be part of the program.

Selected artists will be invited to paint their designs on picnic tables that will be located in one of six community gardens/parks throughout Waterloo.

The tables will be available for painting mid-August (week of August 16-20) and will be featured as part of a community art program for 3 years.

Further information is provided in the application process.

Application

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Project name Dominion Lane Art Walk
Proposal submission deadline   July 22, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EST
Value $800 - $1,000 (inclusive of artist fees and supplies)
Location Dominion Lane

Description

City of Waterloo, in partnership with the Uptown Waterloo BIA, are inviting artists to submit expressions of interest for the Dominion Lane Art Walk. The aim of this project is to add colour and vibrancy to Uptown Waterloo through the addition of temporary murals.

These murals will be painted on the back doors of participating businesses and will take place in conjunction with a City of Waterloo event. The project will connect with the existing mural projects including the Hughes Lane Art Walk and the murals on the Uptown Waterloo Parkade.

Artist fees, inclusive of supplies, will run from $800 to $1000 per installation, dependent on the size and scale of the surface. There are up to 7 opportunities available. Installation and painting will take place mid-August.

Further information is provided in the application process.

Application

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