The Ministere de la culture, des Communications et de la Condition feminine and the Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue will be integrating a piece of Native art with the First Nations Pavilion building on the UQAT campus in Val-d’Or

They are looking for pieces of art to make into a mural or an exterior bas-relief and have a budget of $68,285. Any professional artist can participate but the purpose of the competition is to encourage and motivate First Nations artists.

Three people will be chosen to present their proposals. Each will receive $1,500 while the finalist will be awarded $15,000 for design copyright and reproduction rights of the winning work. The rest of the budget ($48,785) will be used for the creation and installation of the artwork.

Artists who are interested must send a letter of intention, a CV and a portfolio of their artwork. The portfolio must include a maximum of 10 visual samples, in the form of photographs, slides or digital files (JPG format, 128 dpi maximum, 1024×1536 pixels, 600 to 800k). This must be accompanied by a descriptive list of the works indicating the name of the artist, the title of the work, its size and the year it was created.

Documents must be sent to Suzy Basile, Research Officer, Public Art Competition, Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Campus de Val-d’Or, 675 1st Avenue, Val-d’Or (QC) I9P 1Y3.