The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards and House of PainT:
Call to Mural Artists – Request for Submissions

Innovation Hop

In partnership, the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards and House of PainT invite mural artists to submit qualifications to paint a mural of approximately 40’ wide by 12’ feet high on the interior wall of the public space in the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.

The top shortlisted submissions will be assessed by a Selection Committee. The artist(s) with the top design concept(s) will be hired to paint the mural, which includes a budget for all required materials/tools. The project completion deadline is May 22, 2017.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:59pm

Budget: Will be discussed and a flat rate with a maximum allotment will be offered.

Proposed artwork for this project should explore the theme of innovation. We encourage mural proposals that explore and/or incorporate contemporary styles including graffiti and street art.

About the Innovation Centre:
The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards will create a one-stop business acceleration shop, and equip our most promising entrepreneurs and technology firms with the technical, business and market capabilities they require to take on the world! It will serve as a springboard for these ventures from start-up to scale-up, helping them to reduce risk, accelerate growth, and spur commercial success and economic development in our community.

We encourage diverse voices and interpretations of the theme, which can draw from Ottawa 2017, celebrating themes of diversity, inclusion and community, as well as from artists’ unique personal experiences. Artists representing various communities and practices are encouraged to apply.

This opportunity is open to professional mural artists living within the National Capital Region. Participants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Artists and/or artist-led teams are encouraged to apply. As this is an initiative of the Innovation Centre, artists and/or artist-led teams based in Ottawa are encouraged to apply and will be given first consideration.

Mural concepts must be submitted by Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:59pm in order to be considered.

Final design concept approval will take place after successful applicants have been selected by April 24, 2017.

The winner(s) will be announced by end of April 2017.

The artist(s) will have access to begin painting May 1, 2017 with a deadline of completion no later than May 22, 2017.

Working hours will be open to daylight and evening hours, negotiated upon approval of proposal and contracting of services.

Mural Location
Please use the below dimensions when designing a concept for the mural.

40’ wide by 12’ feet high on the interior wall of the public space in the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

Please note: the goal is to have a large-scale interior mural within the dimensions provided. If you have various ideas for how to creatively design and/or install/apply this mural, please indicate this and any other relevant information in your design proposal. The shortlisted and final winner(s) may be asked to modify designs to align with the requirements in consultation with the Selection Committee.

RFP Submission Requirements
A complete submission must include the support material listed below. Support material must be saved in PDF and JPEG file formats and attached to your email submission. All other file formats will not be accepted. Paper documents are not required. The submission should include the following elements:

1. Proposal outline: Please prepare a short written document to share your vision with the Selection Committee. This statement should express how your proposed artwork visually explores Ottawa 2017 with emphasis on celebrating the future, diversity, inclusivity and community.

2. Proposal sketch: Please provide a visual depiction of your proposed mural. This can be produced by hand or digitally. The submission should be saved and submitted as both a JPEG and PDF files attached to your submission email. If shortlisted, these images will be shared publicly. Please include your name/branding on the proposed sketch.

Proposals should include proposed use of colours, style and overall design. Please indicate what methods and materials will be used.

3. Current Resumé: A maximum of four pages containing information relevant to the project. Please make sure it includes your name, address, contact details and any other pertinent information.

4. Previous Work: Please submit up to 8 digital images showing examples of previous mural and or relevant work you have produced in the past. Please indicate if you worked on these examples alone or as part of a team.

5. List of previous work samples: Please provide a list that describes the previous work submitted. Please include: size/dimensions of the work, location of the work, date produced and media used in creation.

6. Designs should not include breach of intellectual property, trademarks, brands, images of illegal activity or involve promotion of any business.

A budget will be agreed upon for provisions including paint, primer, spray paint, brushes and painting supplies. Support infrastructure such as scaffolding/lifts and ladders will be provided to artists on site as needed.

In addition, a flat rate with a maximum of $3,000 artist fees will be offered.

Selection Criteria and Process
As part of the assessment criteria, the Innovation Centre requests that submissions demonstrate integration of themes related to Ottawa 2017 such as celebrating the future, diversity, inclusivity and community. A Selection Committee comprised of representatives of House of PainT and the Innovation Centre with relevant mural expertise will review applications. The selection of shortlisted design concepts will be based on creative vision and its alignment with mural themes, as well as the artist’s / artist-led team’s experience, qualifications and previous work.

Applicants who satisfy the criteria may be contacted and requested to elaborate on their proposals or make modifications to fit our requirements. Amendments to proposed designs will require approval from the client before the project will begin.

We invite expressive, innovative and modern proposals that are family-friendly and free from offensive imagery. At the same time, we remind all applicants that successful proposals will communicate the values of Innovation Centre and House of PainT.

Deadline and Notification
Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:59pm

All submissions are to be made by email sent to no later than 11:59pm (EST) on the deadline date.

Please use the Subject Line: Innovation Centre Mural Submission

Notification will be provided by email no later than April 26, 2017.

Copyright, Intellectual Rights and Moral Rights
Copyright including any and all designs, drawings, and marquees shall remain the property of the artist. The murals produced on the interior wall will remain the property of the client (Innovation Centre). Moral rights remain with the artist. As professional artists, the onus is on applicants to ensure that intellectual property rights are respected. Only original artwork will be considered. The Innovation Centre will seek permission to reproduce the images for non-profit fundraising and publicity purposes.

All personnel involved in the assessment of proposals are required to treat all materials they access as confidential. All information provided by applicants as part of submissions will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to external individuals or organizations.