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Public Art Opportunities
Whitehorse – The City of Whitehorse is set to release its largest ever Request for Proposal (RFP) for public artwork.
This is the single largest acquisition of public artwork the City has made. This RFP invites artists to submit proposals for public artwork they feel will bring value to the community.
The proposal, which will remain open for five months, was developed in part by a public art working group established under the City’s Public Art Policy. Collectively, they have more than 40 years of involvement in the Yukon art community, and all currently practice in multiple disciplines.
“I’m very excited to see the art that will result from this RFP,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. “We have such a talented and dedicated group of artists in the Yukon and I’m sure their art will be very well-received by the public.”
The City’s Public Art Policy states that 1% of a new building’s capital construction budget for City-owned public buildings and facilities shall be designated for public artwork. The capital construction budget for the Operations Building leaves the City with approximately $400,000 to procure new works of public art.
While the funding is linked to the Operations Building, this request is for artwork to be displayed throughout the city. Artists have the freedom to submit proposals for anywhere they feel will bring value to the community.
The RFP is available on the City’s e-bidding platform, Bonfire, which is a secure system free to subscribers.
Artists can register at www.whitehorse.ca/procurement
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse