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Call to Central Indiana Visual Artists: High Art Outdoor Billboard Project
Deadline: July 22, 2016
The goal of the High Art program is to bring visual art to all areas of the city while allowing artists to realize their work on a grand scale. The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, seeks visual artists to submit images for the fourth round of this city-wide public art project. The project selects 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. In September 2016, all ten of these pieces will be installed and will remain up for four weeks. After this initial period, the images will be rotated in and out of various locations as Clear Channel Outdoor billboard space becomes available. The works will circulate for one year on various billboards throughout Marion and the seven surrounding counties. Through the Arts Council’s partnership with Indianapolis International Airport, the selected works may also appear as part of the Clear Channel Airports advertising program.
See current High Art Billboards here: www.indyarts.org/highart
The opportunity to partner with Clear Channel Outdoor to create such an impactful project continues to be an opportunity we can’t pass up. The Arts Council pays the production costs for the vinyl billboards and Clear Channel Outdoor donates the billboard space and pays the installation and de-installation costs. The Arts Council also hosts a project webpage and keeps it updated with current location information for all the billboard-scale work. Clear Channel Outdoor 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)
At all times the artist retains full copyright of the work. Each artist will enter into a contract with the Arts Council and must sign a Clear Channel Outdoor Rights Clearance Form as well as adhere to a decency policy which states the work will be appropriate for all audiences.
Tips for submitting images:
The Arts Council’s Public Art Selection Committee, with the assistance of Clear Channel Outdoor, will identify 10 artworks to be recreated as billboards.
Should the Arts Council receive an insufficient number of entries, we reserve the right to change the process to a direct selection or invitation process.
Subsequent to the selection of 10 images, the Arts Council will stage an online and in-person voting process to select a People’s Choice Award. The award winner will receive a $500 cash prize and special recognition with additional locations for their work, including on Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital billboards as available for the four weeks following the announcement of the People’s Choice Award winner.
How to Submit:
Artists must submit entries electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: High Art Submission.
Submit the images as JPEG/JPG attachments to a SINGLE email. The body of the email should contain the artist’s name, contact information (address, phone, email) and list of works submitted.
Please note that if the maximum file size of 1MB per image is exceeded, the email may not reach us. To ensure delivery, you have the option of uploading the images to a Dropbox (or similar online file storage service) account from which we can download them. Please contact Lindsey Lord at email@example.com IN ADVANCE if you prefer this method of getting your images to us.
For further information, contact Lindsey Lord, Public Art and Artist Services Coordinator for the Arts Council of Indianapolis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 631-3301 ext. 214.
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