McIntosh Gallery seeks Requests for Proposal (RFPs) from Qualified Consultants

Shaping the Future

McIntosh Gallery seeks Requests for Proposal (RFP) from qualified consultants to work in collaboration with the Director to develop an integrated and progressive plan that will guide all aspects of the artistic, organizational, financial, and facility initiatives of the McIntosh Gallery over the next five years.

Submission deadline: Friday, August 2, 2024 | 11:59p.m. EST 


The project will consist of three phases: a five-year strategic plan aligned with Western University's Strategic Plan Towards Western at 150 ( as well as current (and future) university gallery and sector trends; a feasibility study that will assess between three and six possible locations and configurations for a new site for the McIntosh; and a business plan for the top one (or two) possible sites that score the highest in the feasibility study.

The result will be a comprehensive strategic and business plan for the McIntosh Gallery developed in consultation with its artistic, cultural, institutional, economic, political, and community partners. The goal is to develop a plan in a way that:

  • provides space for conversations on issues that matter to the lives of our general audiences, artists, students, volunteers, key stakeholders, and employees.
  • is inclusive, responsive, and reflective of the communities we serve. 
  • will increase diversity, broaden awareness, and foster an equitable and inclusive culture.
  • reflects ongoing trends in institutional changemaking within the museum and gallery sector.
  • positions the McIntosh to be open to a myriad of forms that the institution might adopt to grow and transform through diversity of participation and inclusion with accessibility in mind.


McIntosh Gallery is a university-based, public art gallery established in 1942. The gallery collaborates with artists, curators, students, academics, and community partners to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate art and visual culture. Exhibitions, educational programs, and special events provide a platform for engagement with visual art and artists. With a permanent collection of over 4,000 works, the McIntosh Gallery is a centre for the exploration and presentation of innovative and relevant practices and research in the fields of art history and contemporary visual art. The gallery is committed to serving the students, faculty, and staff of Western University and the broader community of the City of London. Ongoing programs and services actively promote innovative projects in the production, exhibition, interpretation, and collection of art and visual culture.

Interested consultants are invited to access the complete RFP, including its full scope and submission requirements here.