Public Art Opportunities

Call to Artists: Fiona Wood Public Art

Image of Damaged Tree

Click here to read the full Call to Artists.

*Deadline Extended to 4 p.m. local time on Friday, September 8, 2023.

The City of Charlottetown invites practicing artists or artist teams to submit a concept for a permanent wooden public artwork installed in Connaught Square. The artwork is expected to incorporate or be built using reclaimed wood from historic trees that fell during post-tropical storm Fiona that were salvaged by City work crews. The City of Charlottetown will commission one artist/team to create the work.

Due to the nature of the materials employed for this artwork, the City of Charlottetown invites artists to creatively interpret the theme: RESILIENCE, RECLAMATION, & REGENERATION. The theme builds on Charlottetown’s rich history of urban forestry and the City’s goals to protect urban wildlife, promote biodiversity, and conserve and enhance our greenspaces and waterways. Additionally, the theme relates to the importance of building community resilience to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.

The artist(s) budget for all expenses related to this project is a maximum of $15,000.00 CDN (incl. HST). This budget represents the total amount of funds that will be disbursed to the artist(s) and includes all aspects related to the artist fees, design, fabrication, finishing, artists’ overhead, fees, insurance, and installation of the artwork commissioned through this project.

The City of Charlottetown will provide reasonable in-kind support for site preparation, installation, transportation of wood materials and final artwork, and support for logistical considerations as required.

A peer jury will select an artist or artist team and their conceptual design through a single-stage competition process.

How to Apply

  1. Read the full Call to Artists [PDF - 352 KB]
  2. *NEW DEADLINE: Submit all documents outlined in the Call to Artists to [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. local time on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Additional Relevant Documents
  1. Historic information on Connaught Square [PDF - 350 KB]
  2. Charlottetown Heritage Squares Conceptual Master Plan and Design Guidelines [PDF - 7,048 KB]

Any questions may be directed to Doug Dumais, Culture and Economic Coordinator, at the email above.