Call to Central Indiana Visual Artists: High Art Outdoor Billboard Project
Deadline: Friday, July 5th, 2019
For the past six years, High Art, a public art partnership between the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Reagan Outdoor Advertising (formerly Fairway Outdoor) has brought visual art to all areas of the city while allowing artists to realize their work on a grand scale. The Arts Council of Indianapolis seeks visual artists to submit images for the seventh round of High Art.
The project selects up to ten existing or new artworks, prints them on vinyl to fit a 14’ x 48’ billboard, and places them around the community on a rotating basis. The works will circulate for one year throughout Marion and the seven surrounding counties. The program includes additional representation of the selected images on “poster” billboards, which measure 10’-5” x 22’-8”. Each selected artist will have their image on one large billboard and one poster billboard. In September 2019, up to twenty images will be installed and will remain on view for four weeks. After this initial period, the images will be rotated in and out of various locations as billboard space becomes available.
At all times the artist retains full copyright of the work. The Arts Council and Reagan Outdoor Advertising are not responsible for any third-party infringement of the artist’s copyright or for protecting the intellectual property rights of participating artists. To learn more about how to protect yourself and your public artworks, visit the Arts Council’s Artist Resource Directory: https://indyarts.org/artists/artist-resources/item/protecting-your-copyright-with-public-art
Each selected artist will enter into a contract with the Arts Council and must sign a Reagan Outdoor Advertising Rights Clearance Form as well as adhere to a decency policy, which states that the work will be appropriate for all audiences.
14’ x 48’ billboard
10’5” x 22’8” poster billboard
See current High Art Billboards here: https://indyarts.org/public-art/current-projects/item/high-art-billboard-project-2
Each of the 10 selected artists will receive $250 as a licensing fee for the use of their image as part of the project.
A “People’s Choice” voting campaign held in September 2019, shortly after the billboards are installed, will result in the selection of a winner to receive an additional $500 award.
In addition to this compensation, participating artists receive considerable value for their inclusion. The Arts Council pays the production costs for the vinyl billboards. Reagan donates the available billboard spaces and the installation and de-installation for a total estimated value of over $240,000 and an estimated 24 million views throughout the year.
The Arts Council hosts a project webpage and keeps it updated with current location information for all the displayed work.
Reagan Outdoor Advertising and the Arts Council jointly promote the work through both social and traditional media channels. Artists are also encouraged to promote their work through their own publicity and social media outlets.
The People’s Choice winner receives special promotional attention through Reagan’s internal and client communications.
Arts Council staff, members of the Arts Council’s Public Art Selection Committee, and representatives of Reagan Outdoor Advertising will identify up to 10 artworks to be recreated as billboards and poster billboards.
Should the Arts Council receive an insufficient number of entries, we reserve the right to change the process to an invitation process.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. IF YOU DO NOT CROP YOUR IMAGES PROPERLY, YOU WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.
Please submit the following:
******* If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to submit high-resolution files by August 12th. These high-resolution files will be JPG or TIFF, 7.5” H X 20.25” W @ 300 pixels per inch. (NOTE: This measurement is slightly larger than your original submission file to allow for bleed in the printing process.) The file you send will be used for both large and “poster” billboard sizes. *********
Tips for submitting billboard-appropriate artwork:
For further information, contact Lindsey Lord, Public Art and Artist Services Coordinator for the Arts Council of Indianapolis at email@example.com or (317) 631-3301 ext. 214.
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