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Call to Artists - Jasper Place Leisure Centre Renewal Public Art Project The Jasper Place Leisure Centre Renewal public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Alberta, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).
Budget: Deadline for Submissions: Installation:
$38,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Spring 2018
An INFORMATION SESSION will be held: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 , 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Lestock Lounge Room Room 218 B, 2nd Floor – Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB RSVP is required by Monday, June 20, 2016 – the event will be cancelled with low response, please email [email protected]
or call 780-424-2787 ext 229 City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements. The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists.
We thank all Artists for their interest and submissions to this call.
call to artists Jasper Place Leisure Centre Renewal About Edmonton Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton, Alberta is known as “Festival City” and “Gateway to the North.” With more than one million people living in the Greater Edmonton region, the city is the largest, northernmost municipality in North America. Geographically, Edmonton is situated at the boundary between prairie and boreal forest. The river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America. Edmonton is home to Canada’s second-largest urban Indigenous community. The City of Edmonton lies in the heart of Treaty No. 6 territory and honours the traditions and spirit of the area. For centuries this area has been a place of gathering, relationship building, harmony, balance, and commerce for many peoples. It was in this place that early relationships led to the development of Treaty No. 6 Territory, the Province of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton. This relationship with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations has been recognized by the City of Edmonton through City Council’s Declaration-Strengthening Relationships between the City of Edmonton, Urban Aboriginal Peoples, the Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Accord, and the Memorandum of Cooperation and Dialogue signed in 2012. Since the 1800’s Edmonton has been home to the Métis people who were some of the first settlers in the Edmonton area and played a significant role in its development. They continue to be the largest proportion of the Indigenous population in Edmonton. This deep history, and the subsequent migration of many new Canadians to the area, imbues Edmonton with a rich cultural and ethnic heritage. This diversity contributes to a dynamic urban landscape alive with arts and culture, business, research and development, and industry. Indicators for the next twelve years point to steady economic and population growth. As Edmonton’s economy flourishes, so does the spirit of revitalization. Edmonton is undergoing an unprecedented amount of infrastructure growth with major roadways, streetscapes, and significant development in neighbourhoods. Aspects of these, and other municipal projects, including public transportation, provide public art opportunities through the City’s “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” policy. Edmonton’s spirit of optimism is reflected through its ever-evolving Public Art Collection. With more than 200 pieces, the Collection includes visual art from a variety of disciplines by local, national and international artists.
Neighbourhood Context During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Town of Jasper Place, then located just west of Edmonton’s city limits, developed several suburban neighbourhoods including Meadowlark Park, West Meadowlark Park, Glenwood and Elmwood. With the annexation of Jasper Place in 1964, these communities became Edmonton’s newer, and greatly sought after, neighbourhoods. This community contains many amenities, including the Misericordia Community Hospital, medical centres, high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, community leagues, churches, and small commercial sites. The area is home to two historic shopping centres – West Edmonton Mall at 170 street and 87 avenue, formerly the largest mall in the world, and Meadowlark Park Centre, located at 156 street and 87 avenue. When first constructed, the Centre was known as Meadowlark Shopping Centre – the city’s first indoor mall. Housing unit types are diverse within these neighbourhoods, with a mix of single and semi-detached homes, row housing, and low and high rise apartments.
call to artists In these four neighbourhoods, population by ethnic origin ranges from 55%-65% European, 14%-21% Canadian, 5%-7% Indigenous, 9%-15% East and Southeast Asian, among smaller percentages of ethnicities from other parts of the world (2011 Census of Canada, Statistics Canada) http://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/Neighbourhoods/WestMeadowlarkParkDemographicProfile.pdf http://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/Neighbourhoods/GlenwoodDemographicProfile.pdf http://www.edmont on.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/Neighbourhoods/MeadowlarkParkDemographicProfile.pdf http://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/Neighbourhoods/ElmwoodDemographicProfile.pdf
Jasper Place Leisure Centre Description Situated on 163 Street and 92 Avenue in the matured West Meadowlark Park community, the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre is a community aquatic facility boasting a swimming pool complete with a steam room, sauna, diving platform, teaching pool and a water slide. As one of the 16 indoor pools in the City of Edmonton, the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre is a popular destination and a valuable resource to the surrounding communities. A wide diversity of people use the facility, including children, families, and senior citizens.
Renewal Project Description Built in the early 1960s, the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre is housed in a complex geometric shell constructed of concrete and supported by large concrete buttresses protruding at opposite corners of the building. Although the structure was renovated in 1985 and has been well-maintained over the years, there are a number of deficiencies and life-cycle related challenges that need to be addressed. Facility renewal will begin in late 2016 and will be coordinated by Architecture Tkalcic Bengert (ATB). The project will include upgrades to the interior finishes, pool tank, mechanical and electrical systems, reconfigured parking and drop off zones as well as upgrades to meet health and safety requirements and accessibility recommendations. This upgrade will ensure Jasper Leisure Centre’s functionality well into the future. This facility renewal is Phase One of a larger planning vision that will connect Jasper Place Leisure Centre with two adjacent facilities – the Bill Hunter Arena, and Jasper Place Annex. The resulting multipurpose facility will offer the community integrated recreation options suited to a wide range of interests and skills. Design inspriation for the new facility finishings include high contrast colour schemes, and colourful geometric accent tile highlighting architectural elements. See page 11. City of Edmonton Website: http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/documents/PDF/Jasper%20Place%20Fitness%20and%20Leisure%20Centre%20 Feasibility%20Study.pdf#search=jasper%20park%20leisure%20centre%20renewal http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/documents/PDF/RecFacilityMasterPlanFullDoc.pdf http://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/Neighbourhoods/WestMeadowlarkParkDemographicProfile. pdf#search=west%20meadowlark
call to artists Public Art Oppotunity The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program on behalf of the City of Edmonton is seeking an artist or artist team to create a two dimensional or low relief three dimensional artwork on an interior wall of the pool area. The artist has the opportunity to create an artwork using the entire available surface or any portion thereof. The wall dimensions are 14.0 m wide, minimum 5.0 m high, and maximum 7.8 m high (see pages 7 and 9). The base of the entire wall is finished up to 4 feet high with 4 inch by 12 inch tiles. The wall is cement board coated with textured acrylic, and will be primed to suit the selected artwork proposal. Floor space between pool and art wall is about 1.9 m. See page 11 for finishings. The artwork location is prominently visible from the pool area, viewing area, and somewhat visible past the water slide through the windows of the front lobby. See page 7. Artwork mediums may include: paint directly on the wall, tile, aluminum panels, low relief sculpture, or a combination thereof. Acoustical ceiling treatment is planned, but design is unconfirmed. Mechanical ducting will remain in place. An existing mural will be decommissioned as part of the project. The new artwork for Jasper Place Leisure Centre should function as a visually interesting element within the aquatics facility. While no theme is directly proposed, an artwork with a playful character celebrating aquatics and the Jasper Place community might be considered.
Artwork design parameters The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters: • Artwork must be constructed of durable permanent materials, and suitable for the high humidity environment of the pool as well as a high salt environment; • Does not cause opportunity for access to restricted areas (i.e. do not build in such a manner as to allow climbing to areas not normally accessible to the public); • Ensure artwork does not pose a risk of injury to the public (example: sharp points, slip hazards, etc.); • Meet fire codes with respect to flammability as applicable; • Meet all Alberta building code standards. • Artwork must be vandal resistant; • Artwork must not interfere with the operation and serviceability of the building or swimming pool; • Artwork must be designed to be accessible for maintenance.
Artwork Permanence All artwork proposals will receive a preliminary conservation review for permanence of materials and construction methods in order to proactively address maintenance and conservation concerns. The EAC Public Art Conservation program supports the artistic process while ensuring that all commissioned artworks are high quality, durable, and maintainable. Because the Edmonton Public Art Collection is located in the public realm, it is important that durable materials are used. Artwork proposals should take into consideration the location in which they will be sited. This can include (but is not limited to) repeated weather changes and climactic cycles, sunlight exposure, physical environment risks, and countless audience interactions.
165 St NW
Jasper Place Annex
Bill Hunter Arena
St.Francis Xavier Sports Centre
5 St.Francis Xavier High School
Annunciation Catholic Church
Annunciation Catholic School
AERIAL VIEW OF THE JASPER PLACE LEISURE CENTRE LOCATION Caption Available
VIEW OF POOL - designated artwork location in red.
EXISTING VIEW OF POOL FROM MAIN LOBBY (See page 11 for new interior finishing)
WET PROGRAM ROOM
OBSERVATION AREA GENERAL OFFICE
STAFF LOUNGE LOCKER ROOM
FRONT COUNTER SERVICE
MAIN FLOOR PLAN OF JASPER PLACE LEISURE CENTRE 1 | MAIN FLOOR PLAN | 1 : 250
B.F. PUBLIC W/R
ANGLED WALL SHOWN STRAIGHT
3 | ART WALL ELEVATION | 1 : 100
ANGLED WALL SHOWN STRAIGHT
project images 4 x 12 TILE
ING SECTION | 1 : 150
JASPER PLACE LEISURE CENTRE
WOMENS LOCKER ROOM
MENS LOCKER ROOM
DESIGN DEVELOP JASPER PLACE LEISURE CENTRE RENEWAL
FINE TEXTURE ACRYLIC COATED WALLS
PLANNED INTERIOR FINISHES - LOBBY AND POOL
call to artists Terms of Competition Selection Process: The comissioned artwork will be chosen through a one-stage Selection Committee process unless otherwise determined by the Edmonton Arts Council. Selection Committee members will include representation as follows: City of Edmonton personnel, an architect or engineer, artist representatives and community members. The Selection Committee is under no obligation to choose any finalists. All decisions of the Selection Committee are final. The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council reserve the rights to revoke the competition for Jasper Place Leisure Centre public art call for submissions or public art project.
Communication with the Selection Committee: The Edmonton Arts Council will be responsible for all communication, either verbal or in writing, between artists making submissions and members of the Selection Committee. Any communication between applicants and Selection Committee members regarding submissions or the competition may result in disqualification.
Competition Entry Requirements: Please send entry requirements 1 - 8 as a single pdf file, no hard copies of these requirements will be accepted. Submissions can be supplied by e-mail or mailed on a CD. Applications will not be accepted by fax. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Artists must submit the following in order to qualify for consideration in the competition:
r 2. PROPOSAL PACKAGE
One summary of the proposed artwork (100 words or less); one full written description of the proposed artwork (including detailed artist’s concept, one selected artwork site location, size, materials and timeline);
r 3. ARTIST STATEMENT & BIO
Total of one page maximum;
r 4. REFERENCES
Four, with a minimum of two from either public art commissioning agents, clients or consultants. Please provide references current contact information only, reference letters are not required;
r 5. PROPOSAL IMAGES:
Preliminary two-dimensional representations, drawings, or renderings that well describe the proposed artwork submitted digitally;
Budget for the proposed artwork not to exceed the maximum, all inclusive total of $38,000.00 CAD (for any and all costs related to the design, fabrication, installation of the proposed artwork and applicable taxes);
r 6. BUDGET FORM
r 7. CURRICULUM VITAE
Complete and signed with contact information;
Detailing professional experience as an artist and other relevant information; max 3 pages;
call to artists
r 8. DOCUMENTATION LIST
Visual documentation must correspond to a clearly itemized list on a separate sheet. For previous public artworks include details of title, date, locations, commissioning agent or client, budget, medium, size and a brief description of the work;
Of previous public artworks or artworks which best illustrate a related body of artwork to the proposal. Include a maximum of 10 images JPEG files only please, we will not accept pdf, PowerPoint or tiff formats; minimum 150 dpi; Number each JPEG to correspond with the Visual Documentation List;
r 9. VISUAL DOCUMENTATION
Deadline for Submissions: Complete submissions must be received in office no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Submissions must be emailed to: Subject Line: JPLC Renewal [email protected]
Inquiries: Please contact: Chelsea Boida, Public Art Officer, Edmonton Arts Council, (780) 424-2787 ext 229, [email protected]
Criteria for Selection: Artists who meet the following criteria may be considered for commission: • Demonstrated experience in completing public art projects with similar budgets or scale; • A practice in muralism, sculpture, installation art or integrated /applied design, as is relevant to the call; • Quality of overall past work, • Style and originality of proposal, • Appropriateness of proposal for the context, • Technical feasibility and appropriateness of materials of the proposal. Loss or Damage: While every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage, the selection commitee, the Edmonton Arts Council and their agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage, however caused. Commission: The total commission for the artwork is $38,000.00 CAD (including GST) and must cover all costs associated with the design, fabrication, and installation for relevant site locations of the artwork including but not limited to artist fees, materials, insurance, etc. Original Work: The artist must guarantee that the artwork is original and does not violate the copyright of any other person. Contract: The artist(s) will enter into a contract with the Edmonton Arts Council. Copyright: The artist(s) must be prepared to grant and license to the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council the exclusive right to exhibit the work inperpetuity, the non-exclusive right to photograph or video tape the Artwork for promotion or distribution. The artist retains the right to be identified as the creator of the artwork. The City of Edmonton will not alter the artwork for purposes of maintenance, conservation, etc. without prior consultation with the artist. The City of Edmonton reserves the right to move or de-accession the artwork if necessary and will make every effort to notify the artist.
sample budget Sample Budget Form Expenditures
Administration costs: Includes permits, documentation, studio, overhead, storage, etc. Artist Fees: Includes concept design, design development, coordination and artist project management, etc. Engineering and other Specialist Consultant Fees: Including structural, mechanical, electrical, landscape, etc. as required to develop proposal. Fabrication: Including all costs related to materials, fabricators and/or contractors and fabrication. Additional pre-installation storage costs (for any anticipated off site storage that is not already assumed in studio costs) Transportation and Installation: Including all delivery, travel, contractor costs ,site related costs, etc. Insurance, General Sales Tax: ($2 million general liability, automobile insurance through installation, all taxes including any GST, HST, other out of province or out of country taxes as applicable) Contingency: Sufficient to cover unexpected developments that are the artist’s responsibility (10% suggested)
Total Expenditures $38,000.00 (not to exceed CAD Cash Value)
submission form Jasper Place Leisure Centre Renewal Public Art Project
Name: Address: City/Province: Postal Code/Country: Phone (home): Phone (work): Email Address: Website (if applicable):
Please retain my application as part of the Edmonton Public Art artist database at the Edmonton Arts Council. (Check one.) r YES r NO How did you hear about this Call to Artists? EAC Weekly
r EAC Monthly r Art Rubicon r Akimbo
Other: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I , _________________________________ (PRINT NAME) hereby make a Submission for the Jasper Place Leisure Centre Renewal Public Art Project and am in agreement with the Terms of Competition as outlined in the Information Package.
Applicant Signature Date
Check List – Include all of the following:
r SUBMISSION FORM r PROPOSAL PACKAGE
(Project Summary & Project Description)
r ARTIST STATEMENT & BIO r REFERENCES r PROPOSAL IMAGES r BUDGET FORM
r CURRICULUM VITAE r VISUAL DOCUMENTATION of Previous Work r VISUAL DOCUMENTATION LIST
Email to: [email protected]
Subject line: Jasper Place Leisure Centre Deadline: Received no later than 4:30 pm Wednesday, July 20 2016. Inquiries: Please contact: Chelsea Boida, Public Art Officer, Edmonton Arts Council, (780) 424-2787 ext 229, [email protected]
The information on this application is being collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the FOIP Act and will be used by the Edmonton Arts Council to determine eligibility for Edmonton Arts Council Public Art programs. The aggregate data may be used for program planning and evaluation. All information collected by the Edmonton Arts Council is protected by the provisions of the FOIP Act. You may direct questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by this program to the Edmonton Arts Council at (780) 424-2787.