Opportunity: Call for Consultants to Calgary Public Art Program

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

This opportunity comes from the City of Calgary (Canada) with a deadline of August 12, 2015 at 4 p.m. MST–

The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) Department, is seeking proposals from consultants to develop a second phase of the groundbreaking 2007 UEP ‘Public Art Plan for the Expressive Potential of Utility Infrastructure’.

Over the past eight years, this Public Art Plan has fostered innovative and award-winning public art projects – both permanent and temporary – and commissioned artists locally, nationally and internationally to engage the community on the broad theme of the watershed which underlies many of UEP’s core services; drinking water, wastewater treatment, drainage and the protection of public health and the environment. The Plan has provided The City and Calgarians with an opportunity to celebrate our relationship with the rivers that define us and to participate in the preservation and stewardship of our watersheds – both natural and man-made.

With the majority of projects complete or underway there is an opportunity to build upon the outstanding success of the original Plan and expand the scope to support the goals of Waste and Recycling Services and Environment and Safety Management, as well as draw attention to our shared responsibility to conserve and protect our environment.

Phase II will foster a diverse range of public art opportunities that allow for artists to be involved in ways that are responsive and contextually relevant – and continue to position The City of Calgary as a leader in public art and municipal environmental protection.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our city and transform the way Calgarians and visitors see, think and experience the environment around them. Visit calgary.merx.com and download the Request for Proposals (search RFP # 15-1536).

Call closes on August 12, 2015 at 4 p.m. MST. Submissions must be submitted electronically.

For questions, please contact dean.scott@calgary.ca and reference RFP # (15- 1536)

For further information, please contact dean.scott@calgary.ca (dean.scott@calgary.ca), or visit http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Public-Art/UEP-Public-Art-plan.aspx

Image: Calgary Water Centre, via Flickr Creative Commons/JMacPherson


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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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