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The Batesville Area Arts Council’s HeART and Sole of Downtown Batesville project is seeking qualified artists or artist teams to create outdoor permanent art projects for multiple locations in downtown Batesville, Indiana. At least one art installation is planned before September 1, 2021.
Budget: $50,000 (for up to 2 locations)
Eligibility: Amateur or professional artists, age 18 or over
BAAC OUR TOWN – HeART and Sole of Downtown Batesville serves as an arts-based civic engagement process that promotes downtown Batesville and is intended to engage audiences of all ages. The HeART and Sole initiative seeks to build upon the successes of recently completed public art and placemaking projects. This project’s focus will be to continue to enliven downtown Batesville by building the concept and design for a Living Walnut Street Corridor, which includes a plan for streetscape transformation with a public art component. The project aligns with initiatives identified by the community, Batesville Main Street , the City of Batesville’s strategic plan for attracting investment and creating a more vibrant and thriving downtown.
Our Town Batesville Public Art seeks qualified artists to design and create exterior art projects for a series of locations in downtown Batesville. The artwork will enhance the overall character and atmosphere of the downtown core and support a welcoming environment. The design of each project should take into consideration the location of the wall, the architecture of the structure, the viewing angles of the surface and the impact on the surrounding area.Local, regional and national artists and designers are invited to submit design ideas, total size not to exceed a dimension that equals the same total surface area, for spaces identified below.
Artists who have demonstrated experience will complete the project independently and/or with a crew, if approved by project organizers . The Public Art selection team for HeART and Sole will meet with the mural team for a design consultation and provide initial oversight and timeline. Our Town Batesville strives to create artwork which reflects aesthetic and technical quality, innovation, site-specificity and civic engagement. To ensure that the artwork meets the expectations of staff, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders, the selected artists may be required to participate in a local design process. This process includes place-based research, site visits and design meetings.
Artwork Location Description
Location 1: Hillrom Training Center Clocktower – 1 South Main St., Batesville IN. 3 sides only of 4 sided clocktower and tower. The submitted design may include other decor and applications for parts of the front building facade. Width is 12’6” of east clock face.
Location 2: Hillrom AP Building metal warehouse addition on corner of Walnut and George St., added in 1990’s to original brick building.
Portion or all of East facing metal facade. Artwork will be permanently fixed in front of this facade on the sidewalk…south to north towards brick 28’ +33’6” + 34′ + 36′ + 29’.
The selection process will include a review by a peer panel and advisors who will review all interested applicants’ proposals and materials. Finalists will be asked to make a formal presentation before the review panel. The 4 Finalists will each be provided $250 award to cover costs for submission of a full proposal.
What to Submit
How to Submit
To be considered, application materials must be received on or before July 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. Any application materials received after the deadline will be filed for future projects.
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