The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), invites artists to submit proposals for temporary (3-4 months) installations in the exhibition cases inside H. Weir Cook Memorial Terminal at Indianapolis International Airport (IND). This solicitation is for exhibitions to occur during 2019 and 2020. All installations must be durable, low-maintenance and suitable in form, material and content for a mixed-ages audience that will include young children. Preference will be given to Indiana artists and to displays that engage and reflect the diverse culture and environment of central Indiana.
Information about the art program
The art program at Indianapolis International Airport displays high-quality, original works by professional artists. The exhibition cases are conceived of as “installation” environments rather than “gallery” environments. Development of creative, meaningful, unified, and site-specific concepts and presentations is encouraged. A professional curator is available to speak with you and help you develop your concept.
Artists wishing to exhibit at the Indianapolis International Airport must be at least 18 years of age. All other factors being equal, preference will be given to artists physically located in Central Indiana at the time of display. For the purposes of this process, an Indiana artist is one who was either born in Indiana, pursued higher education in Indiana, or lived in Indiana as an adult for a significant period of time. The Arts Council is particularly interested in engaging artists with a strong connection to central Indiana (defined as Indianapolis/Marion County and the following counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Morgan, Shelby). The Arts Council values cultural diversity and encourages artists and organizations of varying backgrounds and experiences to submit proposals.
The IAA will provide a loan fee, which artists may use to partially offset the costs to develop the installation. Loan fees will vary according to the nature of the project, but generally will not exceed $750 per case. The artist is responsible for all costs relating to the exhibition or display. Costs that the artist may incur include, but are not limited to, the fabrication cost of the artwork; labor and expenses of transporting and obtaining or preparing exhibit furnishings such as pedestals, stands or mounts; preparation of artwork for display including, if applicable, framing two-dimensional works WITHOUT GLASS OR PLEXIGLAS; preparation and/or purchase of appropriate title signage; transportation of the artwork; designing and fabricating display signage and labels; and installation and removal of the display.
Please download and review complete RFP materials located here .
Proposals are considered on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted a minimum of six months prior to the start of the desired exhibition or display period; however, a period of one year prior is preferred.
The artist’s name and preferred contact information (phone number or email) must appear on each item below. Items should be submitted in the order listed. A digital submission on a single CD is preferred, although paper submissions are acceptable.
A. THE PROPOSAL COVER SHEET, completely filled out. (you may request an editable version, or choose to reproduce the sheet exactly)
B. ARTIST’S BACKGROUND INFORMATION
C. INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED ARTWORK TO BE DISPLAYED
How to Submit
Submit all materials on one CD in the following formats: JPEG (images), WMV/Quicktime (video clips) and PDF (documents). If submitting narratives on paper, please submit on 8 ½” x 11” white unlined paper.
Please mail or hand-deliver your submission to:
Julia Moore, Director of Public Art, Arts Council of Indianapolis
924 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
You may, instead of mailing or delivering a CD, also upload your all-digital submission to a file-sharing service (e.g., Dropbox, Box, WeTransfer, etc.) and send a sharing link to email@example.com
Please do not email your submission! The Arts Council cannot receive large or numerous attachments, and the system may reject your attempt without notifying either party.
All materials submitted will become the property of the Arts Council and will not be returned. Neither the Arts Council nor the IAA will be responsible for any costs or expenses associated with submitting a proposal.
QUESTIONS? Contact Julia Moore, Arts Council of Indianapolis, (317) 631-3301 x240 firstname.lastname@example.org
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