The Indianapolis Airport Authority (“IAA”) invites artists to submit proposals to temporarily install a work of art at the Indianapolis International Airport. This opportunity is for one pre-existing, free-standing work of art to remain on display in the North Terminal Garden for two (2) years. To be considered, the artwork must fit within the established engineering guidelines for the selected site, be durable, be impervious to weather (unless natural weathering is essential to the concept of the artwork), be low-maintenance and be suitable in form, material and content for a mixed-ages audience that will include young children.
BUDGET: $5,000 loan fee (for 2 years) plus up to $5,000 in reimbursements for expenses of transportation, installation, and deinstallation.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists over 18 and currently living in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, or Missouri. The IAA values cultural diversity and encourages artists of varying backgrounds and experiences to submit proposals.
DEADLINE: Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Please read the attached document for full information about this opportunity, including artwork criteria, site information, and application requirements.
This is the best estimate of the project calendar at this time. Further schedule refinements may occur as the project progresses.
Scope of Services
The artist selected to lend artwork under this RFP shall be compensated for services leading to a finished installation of a previously completed or currently in-process artwork. This is not a commissioning opportunity.
The artwork placed as a result of this RFP will be considered temporary and is anticipated to remain in its site for a period of two (2) years. During this period, the artwork is subject to removal, return to the artist, or re-siting, at the discretion of the IAA. After the established loan and temporary exhibition period, the artwork will revert to the custody of the artist. The artist, at all times, will retain copyrights to the artwork, but will be required to license some of those rights to the IAA during the loan period.
The artist will also agree to give the IAA the right of first refusal to purchase the artwork at a pre-established price, which will be negotiated between the artist and the IAA as part of the loan agreement. Loan fees paid to the artist will apply towards the purchase of the artwork by the IAA.
What to Provide
Information about the artist:
Information about the proposed artwork(s):
A general budget (including ONLY anticipated transportation and installation expenses), typed or pasted into the text box on the form or uploaded as a single .xls, .xlsx .doc, .docx or .pdf file, not to exceed the stated compensation of $5,000
A general discussion of the maintenance needs of the artwork. Information may be typed or pasted into the text box on the form or uploaded as a single .doc, .docx or .pdf file
A statement indicating the artist’s understanding that s/he is solely responsible for insuring the artwork for liability and damage during fabrication (if applicable), transportation, installation and deinstallation and for maintaining appropriate liability insurance during the loan period. The statement can be digitally signed on the application form.
How to Apply
Applications may be made online using this form. There is a maximum allowable total of 25MB of uploads.
QUESTIONS? Contact Kate Oberreich, firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 631-3301 x234.
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