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Call to Artists for public art at Resurgo Place

September 3, 2013

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is seeking proposals from local artists for the creation and installation of two public art projects at Moncton’s newly expanded Resurgo Place.

“We’re looking to get proposals from artists that will truly represent the history and essence of Moncton and this new facility,” said Ben Champoux, Director of Tourism and Culture with the City of Moncton. “Resurgo Place will be the nerve centre for tourism in Moncton, but it will also be a centre for activity that will draw residents of all ages year-round.”

The first project is an exterior piece for a permanent public display as part of the Resurgo Place capital works project. The piece should reflect the spirit and heritage of Moncton and the nature of Resurgo Place. Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

The second project is artwork for the purpose of promoting Resurgo Place. The gift shop is looking to feature artwork of one or more local artists or artisans through the production of merchandise that will represent Resurgo Place and/or the Free Meeting House. Submission deadline is Friday, November 1st, 2013.

Both competitions are open to emerging and professional visual artists and designers.

“The City of Moncton has long been committed to supporting local artists which help make Moncton a more beautiful and vibrant place for residents and visitors,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “These projects will not only help promote Moncton, but display Moncton in unique and interpretive ways.”

“We’re looking forward to seeing how the arts community ‘sees’ this place and the concepts they will present for the public art piece as well as the artwork for merchandising,” adds Mr. Champoux.

Request for Qualifications for the exterior piece can be obtained through the City of Moncton’s Purchasing Department or the New Brunswick Opportunities Network. Only those who obtain the RFQ are eligible to submit a proposal. 

Submissions for the merchandise artwork can be delivered to Charlene Fox at the Thomas Williams House (103 Park Street) or by e-mail at charlene.fox@moncton.ca.

For more information on the public art project, please contact the City of Moncton’s Purchasing Department at 506-859-2675.

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Media Contact:

André Cormier
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton