The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is seeking an artist or team of artists to create sculptural furniture for the new 212 Main Street Rooftop Art Deck, to be opened in spring of 2019.
Eligibility: Artists or professional craftspeople over 18 with previous experience constructing furniture
Deadline: February 21, 2019 4:00 p.m. CST
NOTE: This opportunity requires submission of developed designs as part of the application process.
The ideal proposal(s) will use weatherproof materials to create seating and tables to be permanently located on the Art Deck. Furniture must be functional sculpture or artistically designed, and must have a guaranteed lifespan of at least ten (10) years. The Art Deck will be used for outdoor events, receptions, concerts, and other performances and gatherings, and will be open to the public during Arts Council business hours.
Proposals may be submitted for multiple elements totaling the entire budget, or for individual elements totaling a percentage of the budget. (For example, a proposal may be for a bench (or other element) totaling $10,000, or a proposal may be for all elements totaling $30,000.) Size of the sculptural furniture pieces is to be determined by the artist(s). Some elements may be visible to pedestrians on Main Street, depending on placement and size. The artist(s) is expected to budget all costs associated with the development and installation of the artwork. This includes supplies, shipping, travel, lodging, equipment, etc. Supplies specific to the artist’s technique or process should be included in artist’s budget.
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will create a committee that will review artists’ proposals and award the commission.
The selected artist will be chosen based upon the following criteria:
The project will follow this timeline:
What to Submit
Artists must submit the following information via email.
How to Submit
Each artist must submit via email, with subject line “212 MAIN SCULPTURE PROJECT.” All submissions must be received by 4:00pm (CDT) on February 21, 2019. Submissions MUST be emailed to Andrea Adams, email@example.com
QUESTIONS? Call (812) 205-0927 with any questions.
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
ART DECK SCULPTURAL FURNITURE PROJECT
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