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Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan

Project Status: 
Planned

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Completed

This competition is now closed.

The Public Art Program issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking an experienced and highly motivated curator, planning artist or public art consultant to develop a Public Art Plan for Montreal Road and the surrounding Vanier community. Vanier’s diversity, unique history and character requires a comprehensive, inclusive and planned approach to developing Public Art for Vanier and Montreal Road.

The Public Art Plan, once developed, with considerable research and community consultations will be a strong conceptual plan with concrete recommendations for public art opportunities for Montreal Road and the surrounding Vanier communities.

Opportunities for community involvement and engagement in the development of the Public Art will be announced shortly.  Stay in touch by joining the Public Art Program mailing list. Email publicartprogram@ottawa.ca with the subject line “Commissions Mailing List” to receive updates on the Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan as well other public art commissions.  

For more information, see the full Request for Qualifications:

Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan

Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Montreal Road Revitalization public information session! After considerable research and community engagement the Public Art Program was pleased to release the Vanier + Montreal Road Public Art Plan.

Art plan graphic

After considerable research and community engagement the Public Art Program is pleased to release the Vanier + Montreal Road Public Art Plan. Developed by Rebecca Carbin of ART + PUBLIC UnLtd, the public art plan is rooted in conversations with community and presents a holistic strategy for public art in Vanier that is forward thinking. The Public Art Plan aims to reflect the communities’ unique character and diversity through innovative public art initiatives. Based on key findings from community engagement the Public Art Plan lays out public art opportunities and recommendations for implementation.

The Public Art Program will implement the recommendations by offering opportunities to artists for integrating with revitalization projects and by working in partnership with community and business partners.

The development of this Public Art Plan and other public art initiatives are funded by the City of Ottawa Public Art Policy that sets aside one percent of eligible municipal construction budgets for public art. This important part of city panning can spark neighborhood revitalization and adds distinctive character and identity to a space.

For more information and updates email publicartprogram@ottawa.ca or follow @PublicArtOttawa on social media.