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Fishers Community Art Project – Signal Box Canvasses
Request for Qualifications
The City of Fishers and Fishers Arts Council are seeking qualified artists interested in a commission for a series of up to six (6) painting on signal boxes in Nickel Plate Arts District representing the city’s vision of a smart, entrepreneurial and vibrant community. Artists are invited to submit up to five (5) samples of relevant, previous installed work for this public art project.
All information and work samples are due at City Hall to the Community Development Department (2nd Floor) and must be stamped no later than noon EST on Friday, September 23, 2016. Electronic submissions also will be accepted at email@example.com.
The budget allocated for the creative development portion of the project is a maximum of $6,000 ($1,000 per signal box). It is intended to cover the costs associated with the development of up to six (6) distinct, creative works and the cost of travel to Fishers to attend the unveiling. The original artwork will be installed directly on the utility boxes. Maintenance of the artwork will be requested as needed for up to two years and managed via a separate budget.
The City of Fishers is a rapidly growing community of 90,000 which is located in central Indiana. It is known as a great place to grow a business and raise a family. The City is currently articulating the details of its vision for Fishers which is to create a community that is smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial. As the community matures, there is an increasing desire to add public art installations that represent the vision of the city and better defines public spaces and integrate them in terms of the broader context within which they exist.
The Nickel Plate District has experienced robust development in recent years. This growth includes mixed- use developments, offices, residential units, restaurants and retail uses. In addition to the high volume of pedestrian and cyclist traffic, 32,000 vehicles pass through the district daily. This link provides additional information and multiple visuals of the Nickel Plate District. http://www.fishers.in.us/index.aspx?NID=463.
For the full RFQ, visit http://www.fishersartscouncil.com/call-for-artists-signal-box-rfq/
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