Montague Issues RFP for Public Art Trail
The Town of Montague will be celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Charlottetown Conference by commissioning artists working in all disciplines to create a public art trail through Montague. This project will result in a dramatically new streetscape to rejuvenate the downtown core. The project will give preference to Main St. and the beautiful Montague waterfront, but all areas of the town may be considered as sites for possible artwork.
The Town of Montague will seek proposals from artists to create multiple art works throughout the town. There will be 14 commissions ranging from $2,000 to $15,000, with all work being completed between January 1, 2014 to May 30, 2014. These pieces will be unveiled on July 11, 2014 as part of a walk through the town for the Montague Summer Days Festival.
Submissions are asked to engage with Montague’s history, topography, culture, community, and future possibilities. Work that encourages public interaction and work by artists with a connection to Kings County will be privileged. All works must be suitable for display outdoors. Durability and longevity of the work will be considered in the adjudication process. There are many possible installation locations for these works throughout the town, including large walls and open green space.
Art Works Here is a project designed to bring arts and culture to life in Montague. Not only are we looking to establish amazing pieces of art throughout the town, but we want the artists to share the creative process with the public throughout the project. This will be accomplished through social media and open studio days.
The adjudication panel will be multidisciplinary, comprised of members of Town Council, Local Business Owners, Community, and PEI Council of the Arts.
The full RFP is available in PDF form here.