The Trico Centre for Family Wellness, in cooperation with The City of Calgary Public Art Program, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Requests for Qualifications) from experienced artists to create a permanent work of art for the Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
The successful artist will have expertise that includes practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art, collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and community stakeholders, and the ability to work within set budgets and construction schedules.
The Trico Centre is commissioning a work of public art to be permanently installed in the facility. A budget of $75,500.00 Canadian dollars has been allocated for this unique piece of art.
A. Scope of Capital Project
The Trico Centre for Family Wellness, previously known as the Family Leisure Center, opened in 1983 as a cooperative community project. The Trico Centre, which is located on City land, is a not for profit charitable organization. Originally intended only to serve the residents of the 4 founding communities, the Trico Centre now draws participants from across south Calgary. In 2008, the Trico Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary and continues to provide quality programs and services while keeping prices affordable for families.
The Goal of the Trico Centre is to provide diverse, family oriented recreational, fitness, and social programs in a well managed and self sustaining manner. Their ‘Building for the Future” campaign is a capital construction project designed to benefit all of the residents of south Calgary. Through significant strategic enhancements to the facility, the Trico Centre will attain long-term sustainability and success. This campaign is focused on the addition of a new arena to help address the crucial shortages of ice time for minor hockey and other ice sports and activities in south Calgary.
The ‘Trico Centre for Family Wellness Expansion project’ will include renovations and additions such as: a second arena and new dressing rooms for the existing arena, ground level entry, family change rooms, upgrades to men’s and women’s pool change rooms, enhancements to food services area, additional 7000 square feet of tenant space, and additional permanent parking for patrons.
B. Goal for the Project
The piece should reflect the mission and vision of the Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Their vision is that “we are a dynamic, responsive, sustainable organization committed to excellence”. Their mission is to “provide our communities an opportunity to enrich a healthy, active lifestyle in a welcoming and respectful family environment”. The Centre’s slogan is “active kids, healthy families, vibrant seniors”.
In collaboration with the project team, the piece should meet the following objectives:
- Reflect the spirit of community, with an emphasis on family, including seniors
- Be an iconic representation of the facility
- Represent the many purposes of the site, such as hockey, swimming, fitness, before and after school care, day-care, arts and crafts and programming for all age groups
- Be compatible with LEED standards where applicable
The public art must be resilient, durable, low maintenance, vandalism resistant, able to withstand high humidity and moisture, and in addition, if an outside location is selected, must be able to withstand frequent freeze/thaw weather conditions.
D. Public Art Opportunities
The attached site plans show the designated locations for the art work. These sites include:
1.) Front entrance way against the tall windows outside
2.) Front entrance at veranda in foyer
3.) Front entrance under open light in foyer
4.) Façade on entrance wall outside
5.) Concession or seating area, freestanding or as façade
6.) Façade above ramp to second level
Final determination of public art sites will depend on the selected artist’s vision, which will be developed in collaboration with the project team and dependent upon timelines and budget.
Competition Close Date March 30, 2009
Jury Process – Stage 1 April 6, 2009
Notification, Top 3 Candidates April 7, 2009
Jury Process – Stage 2 April 10, 2009
Commission Award Date April 13, 2009
Project Completion December, 2009
Please note that, with the exception of the close date, this schedule is negotiable and subject to change. The Trico Centre reserves the right to change this schedule as required.
The budget for this public art project is: $75,500.00
Budget should include (but is not limited to):
- Artist fee
- Travel/ Transportation
- Conceptual and Detailed Design
- Professional fees – i.e. engineering and design services
- Fabrication/ Construction
- All permit fees/ taxes (including but not limited to duty and brokerage fees)
- Maquette if required by Project Team
This project is open to local, regional, national and international artists.
H. Submission Requirements
Artists responding to this competition must provide the following information:
1.) A letter outlining the artistic background, qualifications, and relevant past experiences of the artist, as well as the reason for interest in the project.
2.) Qualifications (maximum two pages) containing current contact information and current artist CV.
3.) Up to 10 images of past work relevant to this project including context and budget information for each project.
-Digital images should be loaded onto a CD in JPEG format, with a maximum dimension of 800 X 600 pixels and minimum dimension of 720 X 480 pixels.
-Label the CD with artist’s name and contact information
-Number the images 1 through 10, will the following annotations:
a) Artist’s name
b) Title of Work
4.) Three references from clients of recent projects, including contact information. Trico reserves the right to contact references without prior notification to artist.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. The Trico Centre for Family Wellness reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.
I. Artist Requirements
a) The successful artist will be required to provide at their own expense, and with Insurers allowed by the laws of the Province of Alberta, a Comprehensive General Liability insurance policy for bodily injury (including death) and property damage in an amount of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) inclusive limit for any one occurrence. This policy must also include:
- Trico Centre for Family Wellness and The City of Calgary named as additional insured;
- A Cross Liability Clause
- Contractual liability coverage
- Non-owned Automobile liability clause
The Trico Centre must be given thirty (30) days written notice prior to cancellation or material change. The artist must provide proof of insurance satisfactory to the Trico Centre and a copy of the renewal or continuance of the insurance prior to the expiry of each certificate.
b) The laws of the Province of Alberta will at all times be the guiding laws and will be adhered to regardless of the location of artist.
c) The artist must provide a minimum 2-year warranty covering the materials and workmanship for the artwork and its installation, as well as a maintenance manual.
J. Conflict of Interest
All submitting artists must not engage in or provide to any other person, company or entity, any service or act which could be reasonably perceived to be in conflict with the interests of the Trico Centre in respect of the services being provided by the artist to the Trico Centre.
K. FOIPP & Confidentiality
All information, without limitation, disclosed to the artist by the Trico Centre or a third party to the artist as a representative on behalf of the Trico Centre or obtained or developed by the artist in the performance of services under this agreement, other than that which is common knowledge or within the public domain, shall be the confidential property of the Trico Centre and shall not be divulged by the artist and shall not be employed other than in the performance of services for the Trico Centre, unless authorized by the Trico Centre in writing.
All documents submitted to the Trico Centre and subsequently The City of Calgary Public Art Program, are subject to the protection and disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP). This prohibits the Trico Centre and The City of Calgary from disclosing personal or business information where disclosure would be harmful to business interests or would be an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy as defined in Section 16 and 17 of the Act.
Unless otherwise agreed and confirmed in writing:
The artist will retain all copyrights for the artwork.
The artist grants the Trico Centre the following exclusive rights:
(a) The artist grants Trico the right to reproduction (including electronic images) for not-for-profit promotion and educational purposes.
(b) Trico will have the right to remove the artwork from the site and/or deaccession the artwork from Trico’s art collection at any time for the following reasons:
- Endangerment of public safety
- Excessive repairs or maintenance, or repair is not feasible
- Public accessibility is no longer available
- Demolition of a structure incorporating the artwork or redevelopment of a site incorporating the artwork
- Expiry of the lifespan of the artwork
- Documented significant adverse public reaction
(c) Except to the extent permitted in subsection (b) above, Trico agrees to not intentionally modify the artwork without first obtaining the artist’s written consent.
M. Deadline for Submissions
All submissions must be received by March 30, 2009
Deliver/ Mail to:
Trico Centre for Family Wellness
Attn: Angela Anderson
11150 Bonaventure Drive SE,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
N. Selection Process
Artists will be selected by a two stage jury process. The Trico Center for Family Wellness would like to thank all artists for their submissions. Please be advised that only the successful candidates will be contacted. Submissions will not be returned.
O. Expression of Interest/ Contact
For further information please contact:
Angela Anderson; B.A
Public Art Project Coordinator