“Hoosier Historia” Public Art Project Seeks Artists (ENG/ESP)

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“Hoosier Historia” Public Art Project Seeks Artists (ENG/ESP)




Hoosier Historia is a key program of Indianapolis’ hosting NBA All Star 2024 in February 2024.  This public art project is dedicated to highlighting key stories of “Indiana’s game”—high school basketball, otherwise known as “Hoosier Hysteria.”

Indiana artists will paint twenty-four sculptures depicting giant basketballs, each with one of twenty-four stories that have been determined by basketball historians, former players, former and current coaches, and journalists as well as a public vote to be the most important narratives of our sport. When completed, the sculptures will be prominently displayed during the All Star weekend festivities. After the event is over, the sculptures will be distributed to public locations in Indianapolis and beyond for continued education and enjoyment.

Please review the attached full RFQ document for more information.

Por favor, revise el documento de RFQ completo adjunto para obtener más información.

Commission fee / Importe de la comisión:  $6,000

Eligibility / Elegibilidad:  The project welcomes applications from artists and hand-illustrators who are:

  • Indiana residents, OR
  • Artists living outside of Indiana who went to high school in Indiana, AND
  • Age 18 or over (an over-18 “lead artist” can apply on behalf of a group of under-18 youth)
  • Artistas visuales que viven fuera de Indiana pero que fueron a la escuela secundaria en Indiana
  • Los artistas deben tener 18 años o más.
    • Un “artista principal” mayor de 18 años puede presentar una solicitud en nombre de un grupo de jóvenes menores de 18 años

Application Deadline / Plazo de solicitud:  Sunday, May 14, 2023, 11:55 p.m.

Artist Application Workshop / Taller de solicitudes para el artista: view recording here (passcode: 69DDENY= ) or on the Arts Council’s Facebook page

  • Additional personalized application support is available: just email us!
  • Hay disponible asistencia adicional personalizada para la solicitud llamando al (317) 631-3301 x235

Project Timeline / Calendario del Proyecto: 

Please do not apply if you cannot work to the indicated schedule!  ¡Por favor no haga la solicitud si no puede trabajar en el calendario indicado!

  • Application launched / Apertura de solicitudes: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 (please note: the application will not be accessible until 12:01 a.m. on 3/29/23)
  • Deadline to apply / Fecha límite de solicitud:  Sunday, May 14, 2023, 11:55 p.m. Eastern.  Apply here.
    • This is an upload deadline, not a postmark deadline!
    • Esta es la fecha límite para subir la solicitud, ¡no la fecha límite del matasellos!
  • Artists notified and commissioned artists contracted / Artistas notificados y artistas comisionados contratados:  by July 1, 2023
  • Design development / Desarrollo del diseño: July-August, 2023
  • On-site painting / Pintura en el sitio: November 15, 2023-January 15, 2024
  • Sculptures on view / Esculturas a la vista: NBA All-Star 2024, February 14-18, 2024
  • Sculptures relocated to their permanent homes / Esculturas reubicadas en sus hogares permanentes: February 19-23, 2024

How to Apply / CÓMO HACER LA SOLICITUD: Visit http://indyarts.grantplatform.com and look for the “Hoosier Historia” graphic. You will need to provide contact info, bio/experience info, and samples of your past work.

  • If you are not already registered on the platform, you can do that as you apply.
  • If you find you are unable to apply online, contact us IN ADVANCE to troubleshoot or talk about alternative ways to indicate your interest and provide examples of your past work.

Visite http://indyarts.grantplatform.com y busque el gráfico “Hoosier Historia”.

  • ¿No está registrado en el portal de solicitudes? ¡Ningún problema! Tendrá la oportunidad de registrarse antes de hacer la solicitud. Se tarda dos minutos y todo lo que necesita es una dirección de correo electrónico.
  • ¿Tiene problemas con el sistema en línea? Póngase en contacto con London Heist, lheist@indyarts.org para solucionar sus problemas, ¡o incluso podemos ayudarlo a presentar su solicitud a través del portal en la oficina del Arts Council!

Questions?  Contact London Heist, lheist@indyarts.org or (317) 631-3301 x235.