Call to Artists
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Project Title: Arts Council Window Mural
Deadline for Submissions: Submissions must be RECEIVED by Monday, March 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) This is a NOT a postmark deadline.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is requesting images of existing artwork for reproduction and installation on the Arts Council’s street-facing façade, located at 924 N. Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis. This RFP is an open call to artists from central Indiana (Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, and Hancock counties).
An image of the selected artwork will be printed on vinyl and installed on the façade windows by a signage company to form a large mural. The artist’s work will remain on view for two years.
The site can accommodate three existing works that are thematically or visually similar, or one artwork that uses all three openings as a single mural image.
EXAMPLE USING THREE RELATED IMAGES
2014 – 2016 installation: Jessica Springman, (left to right) Revelation, Pristina, and Singularity. Original images pen and ink, 2013.
EXAMPLE USING A SINGLE IMAGE ACROSS THREE OPENINGS
2018-2020 installation: Tasha Beckwith, Moon Sisters. Digitally-created original image, 2018
Please review the site diagram at the bottom of this call for dimensions. Each of the three window openings have identical dimensions.
To qualify, artists must:
The Arts Council’s internal selection committee will review artists’ proposals and choose the finalist.
Artists’ submissions will be reviewed based upon the following criteria:
The selected artist will be given a stipend of $1,000 for the reproduction and display of their work for a 2-year period. The artist is responsible for providing a high-quality digital image of the selected artwork. The Arts Council will cover the cost of printing and installing the adhesive vinyl mural.
The project will follow this timeline:
January 22, 2020 Request for Proposals released
March 2, 2020 Deadline to submit lower-resolution images of proposed artwork
By March 30, 2020 Arts Council reviews RFPs and notifies artists of selection
Early April, 2020 Agreement signed and final high-resolution image sent to Arts Council
By May 31, 2020 Artwork is printed and installed
NOTE: If selected, the artist(s) will need to provide TIFF images scaled for printing. They will need to be 75 dpi at 100% scale (meaning the image size is 12ft wide and 10ft tall) or 750 dpi images at 1/10th scale (meaning the images are 12 inches wide and 10 inches tall). Please ensure that you have the ability to provide these images within two weeks of notification.
This project will require the selected artist to sign a copyright license to allow the Arts Council to use their artwork image in a public project. The copyright will at all times remain with the artist. Should the image be reproduced into a full-scale mural, the Arts Council will direct potential commercial users to contact the artist for permission. The Arts Council is not responsible for defending the artist’s rights in the case of copyright infringement by third parties.
To apply for this project, you will provide your contact information and images of the artworks you are suggesting for this installation.
Delivery of Submissions
Submit your information online here. Submissions must be completed by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, March 2, 2020. Online submissions that are incomplete as of 5:00 p.m. on March 2 will be deleted. Early submission is recommended so that we may contact you with any questions.
If you have difficulty submitting your information online, please contact Lindsey Lord for alternative submission methods: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Services and Special Projects Manager
(371) 631-3301 x214
For more information about the Arts Council of Indianapolis, please visit http://www.indyarts.org
If you would like to download a .PDF of this call, it is available here.
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