Call to Artists, Request for Qualifications: War of 1812 Monument
Open to professional artists who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents in Canada.
The War of 1812 was a seminal event in the making of our great country. Its 200th anniversary (2012-2014) is being celebrated with commemorative events across Canada including the creation of a national monument in Canada’s Capital. This monument will be unveiled on Parliament Hill in Ottawa towards the conclusion of these celebrations in 2014.
This will be a national tribute to the heroic efforts, courage and solidarity of the men and women who successfully defended their land in the fight for Canada. It will help Canadians learn about this defining historical milestone.
The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, is inviting professional artists to submit their qualifications and examples of prior work as part of the first stage of a two-phase competition.
Five finalists will be selected by a jury of professionals to participate in phase two of the competition, where they will be asked to prepare a design concept and present it to the jury in March 2013.
The Request for Qualification document will be available between September 10, 2012, and October 22, 2012 through merx.ca or by registering on this NCC webpage.
For more information on the War of 1812 please refer to http://1812.gc.ca/