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Issue Date: Tuesday, February 02nd, 2021

Deadline for Questions: Tuesday, February 9th at 2:00:00 PM Central Time

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00:00 PM Central Time

Pediatric Cardiology services will soon be relocated from 685 William Avenue to the new HSC Diagnostic Centre of Excellence that is adjacent to the existing Children’s Hospital. Clinic care providers treat infants, children, and adolescents with heart disease. With a high volume of young patients travelling from northern Manitoba to the Clinic to receive care, it’s important to incorporate design aspects that are representative of indigenous culture and generate a sense of calm for patients and visitors alike.

We are looking to develop a feature wall that spans approximately 42’-5” long x 6’-8” high and is split into two (2) segments covered by 13 glass panels. The artwork can may consist of one image or a series of images that together will create a feature wall and span the 13 consecutive glass panels. The final art piece can be based on any art form that is able to be digitally replicated; shall convey a sense of place, sense of community, sense of family, and must be age appropriate.


 The context, function and design palette of the Clinic should be considered when proposing artwork.

 It should reinforce community connections, indigenous diversity, and support cultural heritage.

 Installation will run north-south from Reception through to the Children’s Play Area.

 Approximate glass dimensions: o First Segment (nine panels) 32’-5” long x 6’-8” high o Second Segment (four panels) 10’-0” long x 6’-8” high

 The selected artist/team will submit artwork in a high-resolution digital file to Shared Health Inc., Capital Planning. This will be back-printed onto large sheet glass that is already included in the General Contractor’s Scope of Work. o See Digital Artwork Requirements at the end of this document.

 Upon signing the service agreement, the artist(s) waives all rights and entitlements, including moral rights, to the Artwork, and transfers same to Shared Health Inc.

 Each digital file must be full-bleed, scalable and reproducible to the intended final size, at an acceptable quality.


A partial floor plan, clinic renderings, construction photos, glass panel elevations, and design palette are provided at the end of this document.


 The competition is open to creations or collaborations directed by an indigenous artist.

 Artists must be 18 years of age or older, or able to work with the consent of parent/guardian.

 Final selection shall be digital, two-dimensional artwork.

 Artists must confirm 100% copyright or permissions regarding their work, or any imagery used in the work submitted.

 Include an artist’s fee-proposal with the submission.

The successful applicant may be required to pass a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

Not Eligible:

 A project already receiving partial funding elsewhere.

 Pre-existing artwork used for a previous successful call-to-artists, placed in a gallery, sold, or any other existing use.


RFP Release Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Deadline for Receipt of Submissions: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Selection Committee Review of Submissions and Selection of Shortlisted Artists: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Interviews with Shortlisted Artists: Thursday February 25, 2021

Award of Project: Friday, February 26, 2021

Submission of high-resolution digital file to Shared Health Inc., Capital Planning for manufacturing. Monday, March 01, 2021

Production (Approx. 8 weeks) March 02 – April 27, 2021

Installation: April 28 – April 30, 2021


Submit one (1) PDF Document that includes the following items:

Submissions must be no more than 10MB in size.

1. Expression of interest and an understanding of the project (see Artwork Goals & Design Parameters)

2. Curriculum Vitae.

3. BIO / Artist Statement.

4. Submit proposed image / series of images that will fill the feature wall and span 13 panels; a description of the submitted image(s), title of the work and the year.

Please do not send original artworks.

5. Self-identify as an emerging, mid-career, or established artist.

6. Your contact information and website if available.

Email applications to: Amanda Morrell Project Coordinator | Capital Planning | Corporate Services | Shared Health Inc.

To be eligible, all documentation must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Submissions received after this time and day will not be accepted. Shared Health Inc. reserves the right to terminate this project. The artist(s) acknowledges that they shall have no claim against, or entitlement to damages from Shared Health Inc. by reason of cancellation or suspension of the project for any reason. A submission by an artist does not in any way constitute acceptance by Shared Health Inc. for the work.


The selection process will consist of three stages:

Stage 1: The first stage will consist of the submission as outlined above, under How to Apply. A jury comprised of persons with experience in related fields will review the submission. Up to (five) 5 artists will be selected for an interview via Microsoft Teams, based on their submission and qualifications. Shared Health Inc. shall not be liable for any expenses incurred by the applicants, including, but not limited to, expenses associated with the preparation of their submission package, or any costs associated with subsequent contract negotiations.

Stage 2: The jury will conduct interviews with selected candidates, and from those interviews, an artist will be chosen. The successful candidate will be the artist:

 whose proposal most effectively captures the essence of indigenous culture and history in the required format.

 whose proposal best represents the vision for the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic.

 whose skills and background best match the requirements for the project.

 whose work exemplifies the highest professional standards.

The Fee Proposal, as submitted by the applicant, will be a factor in the final selection process.

Stage 3: A contract will be awarded to the successful applicant. Shared Health Inc. reserves the right to negotiate the final terms and conditions of the contract to be executed. Should Shared Health Inc. be unable to agree on a contract with the selected applicant, Shared Health Inc. reserves the right to discontinue negotiations, select another applicant or reject all proposals.

For Further Information: Contact Amanda Morrell, Project Coordinator, by email at


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