Muralist Sought for Eleven Fifty Academy

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Muralist Sought for Eleven Fifty Academy



Eleven Fifty Academy seeks artists to incorporate original artwork onto exterior walls outside of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters.

BUDGET: $9,000 – $12,000 (inclusive of all artist materials and equipment rental)

ELIGIBILITY: Artists over 18 and living in Indiana

DEADLINE: July 28, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Project Description

Eleven Fifty Academy is moving into a new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, at 151 Ohio St. They are looking to commission a mural (or a combination of murals) to be painted onto the existing concrete panels or digitally scanned and printed on vinyl. This project will be completed in the fall of 2019.

About Eleven Fifty Academy

Eleven Fifty Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit technology academy and was the first coding bootcamp in Indiana. We believe in impacting the lives of students by providing relevant coding skills for the most in-demand jobs in today’s tech ecosystem.

Relevant Themes

Artwork should have a tie either literally or metaphorically to technology, programming, coding, cybersecurity, and/or progress.

Artwork Information

Artwork should be painted onto the existing concrete panels or digitally scanned and printed on vinyl. The portion of the wall that will be covered by panels is approximately 900 square feet.


Commissions will range from $9,000 to $12,000 depending on artist experience and the amount of the wall covered. Commissions are inclusive of design, travel, artists’ fees, materials, labor, insurance coverage, and all associated costs relating to the design and production of wall-based artwork.

Project Timeline

This timeline represents the project as it now appears. Changes may be necessary as the project progresses.

  • Release Request for Qualifications: July 5, 2019
  • Deadline for Qualifications Submissions: Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
  • Selection Notification: By August 9, 2019
  • Commissioning and Mural Design: August 12 through September 3, 2019
  • Mural Installation: Between September 16 and October 16, 2019

Selection Process

Eleven Fifty Academy will receive submissions from interested artists according to the instructions in this Call for Artists. The Eleven Fifty Academy team will review submitted qualifications to identify an artist. Selected artist(s) will work directly with the Eleven Fifty Academy to develop a design for the mural.

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Artistic Quality: Artist’s submission displays a record of appropriate, yet innovative, concepts brought to a site or project, and documents creative and stylistically distinctive solutions to design and site challenges
  • Aesthetic Sensibility: Artist’s work displays an aesthetic that would be desirable for this project
  • Technical Ability: Artist’s submission indicates skill with materials and techniques similar to those that would be required for this project
  • Experience: Artist has demonstrated the ability on past projects to quickly acquire the skills needed to be successful on a project similar to what the artist will encounter with this project

How to Apply

To be considered for a commission, artists must submit the following information via email to

  1. Professional Resume or CV: No longer than 2 typed pages. Please submit in .pdf format.
  2. Examples of previous artwork: Submit no more than ten digital images of past work. Please limit the file size of each image to 1MB or less.
  3. Image information sheet: Submit a sheet with the following information about each submitted artwork example: title, date completed, client/neighborhood/site name, total artwork budget, and a brief (1-2 sentences) description of the site and challenge, and how your artwork met the
    challenge. Include a directory of which image titles you have submitted are associated with each project. Please submit this sheet in .pdf format.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Melanie Allen of Green Loop Marketing at


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