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Artist Sought for Sculpture Honoring Black History

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Artist Sought for Sculpture Honoring Black History




The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to interested artists to commission a work of public art to be situated in the future Regent Street Park. This park will be used to memorialize and celebrate the Town’s Black history. The successful artwork will be displayed in a symbolic and/or prominent place within the park to symbolize the resilient efforts the Black population played in the 1793 anti-slavery legislation and their efforts in welcoming newly arrived freedom-seekers, as well as a beacon of hope to remind future generations of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and freedom.

Please note: This is a Request for Proposals/Design Challenge; artists are asked to develop and submit the proposed artwork concept without prior compensation.

Budget: $450,000 CDN

This Design Challenge is open to any artist who has an understanding and knowledge of the historic legacy and cultural traditions of Black history. Only persons 18 years-of-age or older are eligible to submit. The Finalist will be required to enter into agreements and contracts with the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which will include, without limitation, conditions precedent for the construction of the Artist Proposal.

To obtain the full RFP, with complete application information, call or email:

Kevin Turcotte
Manager of Parks and Recreation
1593 Four Mile Creek Road
Virgil ON L0S1T0 Canada