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The Indy Arts Council, working in collaboration with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), and the Hillside, Martindale-Brightwood, and Windsor Park communities, is requesting qualification packages from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating an outdoor mural on the Roosevelt/Commerce I-70 underpass in Indianapolis.
Artists living in or near the Marion County, Indiana neighborhoods of Martindale-Brightwood and Windsor Park are strongly encouraged to apply. The artist will be paid $14,000 for community engagement, developing the mural design, creating the on-site line work and color-coding, facilitating on-site work by community members, and touch-up work after the communities have participated. Materials and supplies for painting will be provided separately.
Please see the attached full RFQ (English and Spanish versions) for complete opportunity information.
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Eastern. This is NOT a postmark deadline.
To be eligible to apply, artists must:
Additional desired (but not required) qualifications: (artists with these qualifications will receive priority consideration)
Artists under 18 are welcome to apply; however, a parent or other legal guardian will be required to sign the commissioning agreement on behalf of the youth artist and will be legally responsible for the successful completion of the project.
Application Workshop: This workshop has occurred.
The artist fee for the project is $14,000. The commissioned artist/team is expected to use this fee for project coordination, community engagement time, their labor on the mural, and the materials and equipment they need to set up the site for painting with the community. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will provide paints and equipment for the community paint effort. The artist/team will also be required to provide a one-year warranty for the artwork. Contracts will be executed with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.
The I-70 underpass at the intersection of Roosevelt and Commerce Sts. was recently refreshed by INDOT as part of the North Split reconstruction project. INDOT has contracted with KIB to further beautify the underpass area in conjunction with adjacent tree plantings and other North Split landscape improvements. KIB and the Indy Arts Council frequently work together on public art projects that are identified by communities as significant to their interests; this project enjoys great enthusiasm for its importance to the future health of its communities.
The 16th St./Roosevelt-Commerce/I-70 underpass is a shared gateway to the communities on either side: Hillside to the west and Windsor Park to the east. The goal of the mural is to provide a vibrant expression of character and welcome to the communities: going from Hillside to Windsor Park and vice versa.
Based on preliminary engagement with the communities, we have learned the following:
The commissioned artist/team is expected to further engage the communities to learn more and develop a design for approval by both neighborhoods.
This timeline represents the project as it now appears. Changes may be necessary as the project progresses.
Applications will be reviewed by Indy Arts Council and KIB staff with Hillside and Windsor Park community members, along with representatives from the Arts Council’s Public Art Selection Committee. One artist/team will be recommended for commissioning. The selected artist/team will work further with KIB to engage with the communities and develop an artwork concept. When the concept is approved, the artwork will be painted on the underpass.
The artist/team will be selected for this project based on the following:
How to Apply
No designs are required as part of the artist’s application materials!
Applicant artists/teams must provide the following information digitally using this application form.
If you have trouble using the form, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or to discuss alternative ways to provide your application.
The form will automatically close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
QUESTIONS? We are here to help!
Please contact Julia Moore, Director of Public Art, Indy Arts Council: email@example.com or (317) 624-2556
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