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EXTENDED DEADLINE : Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at noon, Montreal time

A cooperative project by Québec cities and neighbourhoods to develop an interactive installation for public spaces

The Quartier des spectacles Partnership (PQDS), Société de Développement de l'Avenue du Mont-Royal (SDAMR), Destination Centre-Ville, the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles and Culture Trois-Rivières (hereafter the Partners) are jointly issuing a call for proposals for a work of art for public spaces. This call for proposals stems from the five organization’s common perception of public spaces as territories to be explored by artists as well as by the general public. The project aims to give creators an opportunity to design and present an interactive public installation (hereafter the Work) that will be put in place in June 2021 and be moved between the five partner sites over the course of the year.

The purpose of this call for proposals is to obtain concept proposals with a view to selecting three finalists, who will then be invited to elaborate on their concepts in accordance with a protocol defined in these terms and conditions. The creator chosen at the conclusion of the selection process (hereafter the Creation Team) will be invited to create a complete design for the project and supervise its realization during the construction phase. Construction of the project may be entrusted to the Creation Team or to an independent team, in accordance with criteria to be established by the Partners.

Once the Work has been presented at the Partners’ respective sites, it will be shown internationally in accordance with a specific agreement to be entered into by the Creation Team and the Partners, and whose main terms and conditions are set out in Section 4 of this call for proposals, Rights and Property.

This call for proposals is open to all creators working at a head office located in Quebec.


The successful concept must be visible at night and provide a daytime experience. The Partners wish to attract the general public by means of an original and intriguing installation that sparks the curiosity of passers-by and invites them to interact with it.

Held to the highest esthetic and quality standards, the concept must include an interactive physical installation that meets the following qualitative standards. More specifically, it must:

  • Be an original work that has never before been exhibited;

  • Distinguish itself in its esthetic appeal;

  • Be visible at night and provide a daytime experience;

  • Include an audio dimension;

  • Actively spark public participation and foster encounters between people;

  • Provide a clear and intuitive experience;

  • Provide an autonomous experience that does not require any instructions or technological interface other than the installation itself;

  • Be of sufficient size to inhabit large public spaces and be modular in construction so as to adapt easily to a range of presentation settings (public squares, parks, pedestrian streets, etc.);

  • In light of the complexity involved in projecting videos on tour, the concept may include video but may not make it the main element.



Deadline for submitting proposals:

Monday, August 18, 2020 at noon, Montreal time




  • Deadline for submitting proposals: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at noon, Montreal time

  • Selection of finalists: Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Development of finalist concepts / Presentation of creators to jury: Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Announcement of successful proposal: Monday, September 28, 2020