Development of Médéric-Archambault Park: the City launches a public art competition
The City of Montreal is calling on the creativity of its artists and is launching a public art competition as part of the Médéric-Archambault Park development project, located in the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough.
The City wishes, through the realization of development work and this solicitation for an artistic project, “to create a memorable gateway for the borough and the island of Montreal”, she indicated by way of communicated.
The Office of the Mayor and the Executive Committee is looking for “a sculptural or installation work” that will offer “a diversity of points of view at all hours of the day and throughout the year”.
The selected work will be integrated into the natural amphitheater, in the visual axis of Notre-Dame Street and Le Gardeur Bridge. It will be funded under the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montreal between the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal.
“Public art stimulates the cultural vitality of neighborhoods. With this competition, we are seeking to integrate art into Parc Médéric-Archambault as part of a broader urban planning project that will enhance the quality of the living environment,” said the head of culture and heritage on the executive committee of the City of Montreal, Ericka Alneus.
The Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for Youth, Mathieu Lacombe, sees in this initiative a real opportunity to democratize culture. Such projects “contribute to transmitting a taste for art in our communities. Embellishing urban spaces with original works helps the population to better know and appreciate the artists who practice public art in Quebec,” he said.
“I am proud that we can make urban art more and more accessible in the borough, it shapes and makes our facilities unique”, also underlined the mayor of Rivière-des -Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Caroline Bourgeois.
Artists inspired by the City of Montreal's request have until Thursday, January 27, 2023 at noon to submit their applications.