QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Ville de Québec invites professional visual artists and fine crafts practitioners to submit applications in its Canada-wide public art competition. Rarely is a call for proposals in this field addressed to practitioners throughout the country.
The piece commissioned will commemorate the Québec Conference of 1864, a historic event and a key part of the process that led to Confederation. The commission will be for an original, dynamic, and expressive work of contemporary art.
The piece will be located on the grounds of Québec City Hall —a National Historic Site of Canada so designated for its monumental exterior and richly decorated interior. Québec City Hall is a popular attraction for both residents and tourists and is located in the midst of the Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Submission details are available at ville.quebec.qc.ca/publicart.
Interested practitioners have until March 4, 2016, to submit their applications to [email protected].
The unveiling is slated for 2017 as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The cost of the project is courtesy of Canadian Heritage and Ville de Québec. A payment of $250,000 will be made on delivery of the work.
About the Québec Conference
The Québec Conference was the largest of the three conferences leading up to Confederation. It was at this conference that the rules for running the future country were agreed on. The rules took the form of 72 resolutions, known as the Québec Resolutions. They were enacted as law in the British North America Act, today's Constitution Act, 1867.
SOURCE Ville de Québec
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For further information: Carine Loranger, Communications Department, Ville de Québec, [email protected]