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Phoenix Square

The City of Fredericton invites proposals from professional artists to install a temporary public art piece at Phoenix Square, the public space in front of Fredericton City Hall. 

The installation, on display from July to mid-fall 2021, is meant to contribute to a welcoming and vibrant space for the community and visitors to enjoy throughout the summer and fall.                                                                                            

All of Phoenix Square can be considered for the public art display. However, the art must not impede pedestrian access or use of the space, nor pose any safety hazard. During the summer, people use the Square to enjoy a break, enjoy the weather and access office buildings.

Once again, this summer the Square will feature bistro tables and chairs to provide safely distanced spaces to enjoy a meal from a local restaurant.  This is part of the of the Fredericton Al Fresco partnership between the City, Downtown Fredericton, and Business Fredericton North.

Although the public art will be ephemeral, designs should be well constructed, vandal-resistant, and able to withstand summer and fall weather. 

A juried selection will take place the week following the submission deadline, and the art installed by the first week of July. Artists are to submit the following: 

  • a resume and biography indicating education and body of work;
  • a proposed design concept including text and drawings or diagrams;
  • an itemized budget to a maximum of $5,000 for all costs related to production, transport, installation, removal and artist fees; and,
  • a timeline and process for creation and installation. 

Applicants should note that there are bistro tables, umbrellas, garden beds, large flowerpots, and other immovable objects that will need to be considered in the design process. 

Eligibility: Open to professional artists in the greater Fredericton region.

Detailed drawing / Site Plan: click here

Submission deadline: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 8:30am.

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