IMPORTANT! Due to the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) events on this site may be postponed or canceled.CLICK HERE for More Details.
Request for Artists Qualifications & Designs
The Greater Southside Community Alliance and SoArts announces a call to artists to submit qualifications and art for a Traffic Signal Box in the City of Southport. The theme is open, but proposed designs should be thoughtful of the Southport community.
A selection committee will select five semi-finalist designs. The selection committee will consist of local community members, GSCA members, SoArts members and members of the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Public Art Selection Committee. Each of the five semi- finalists will receive $50. The winning design will be chosen from the five semi-finalists and the artist will receive an additional $250.
The winning design will be chosen from the five semi-finalists and will be digitally translated to a vinyl wrap and applied to the traffic signal box. The chosen artist shall be allowed to watch the installation. Costs of installation materials and future maintenance will be the responsibility of the GSCA.
Site: Signal box on South Madison Avenue at Southport Road
Sizes of Traffic Signal Box Panels:
Email info@SoArts.org for traffic signal box template, sizes and dimensions.
All submittals shall include the artist’s qualifications including a resume or a narrative bio, and images of completed work. The selected winning design shall be provided in a high- resolution digital format suitable for creating the vinyl wrap. Provide the name of the artist, mailing address, phone number and email address.
Email designs to info@SoArts.org by 5 pm, March 31, 2017
For questions contact Duane King at 317.508.3435.
Box Art Design Tips
Successful designs are bright, colorful and appealing to both pedestrians and viewers in vehicles. Successful designs “wrap” the imagery around all faces of the box in a continuous flow.
In general avoid the following:
To keep the designs classified as artwork and to avoid inadvertently violating the city’s signage ordinance, logos, phrases, or branding designs for the neighborhood or for any business, product, good, activity, service, or private interest may not appear as part of the artwork. Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances, for example, when reproducing a historical photograph that shows a business no longer in operation.
Since this is in a public location and visible to viewers of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds, please avoid nudity, suggestive poses, scatological humor, hate speech, or imagery that any group might find obscene, offensive, or morally shocking. Political, religious, or memorial artwork is unacceptable for traffic signal boxes.
All artwork must be original designs of the artist on the submission and not contain any copyrighted material.
© 2020 - Arts Council of Indianapolis - All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer: The Arts Council of Indianapolis provides this database and website as a service to artists, arts organizations, and consumers alike. All information contained within the database and website was provided by the artists or arts organizations. No adjudication or selection process was used to develop this site or the artists and organizations featured. While the Arts Council of Indianapolis makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, it does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information.