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Muralist Sought for Fountain Square Plaza

Posted by Greater Virginia Avenue Economic Improvement District ; Posted on 
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Muralist Sought for Fountain Square Plaza




The Greater Virginia Avenue Corridor (GVAC) Economic Improvement District (EID) seeks an artist to design and produce a mural for the Fountain Square Plaza canopy, located at 1104 Shelby Street.

Budget: To be determined by artist

Eligibility: Professional artists over 18 living in central Indiana (prefer artists living in/near Fountain Square)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Project Specifics

The GVAC EID seeks to sustain and improve the economic growth and physical landscape of commercial corridors in the Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Holy Rosary neighborhoods along Virginia Avenue, Prospect & Shelby Streets in Indianapolis. For more information on Fountain Square, please visit For more information on the GVAC EID, please visit

Unveiled in 2012, Fountain Square Plaza serves as a public gathering space for live music, community events, residents and visitors. Located in the heart of Fountain Square, at the intersections of Virginia Avenue, Shelby and Prospect Streets, the plaza is visible to thousands of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists daily.

The GVAC EID is excited about the opportunity to work with a local artist to visually enhance the space and reduce graffiti to plaza amenities. There is no required theme, however, the GVAC EID is especially interested in designs that highlight the area’s thriving culture and community and is appropriate for all audiences.

The project will be to design and produce a mural for two east side canopy panels, steel columns, and utility box.

Project Timeline

  • May 8 – Fountain Square Plaza RFQ deadline
  • May 9 – 16 – GVAC EID Board reviews RFQs and notifies artist of selection
  • May 22-24 – Artist announcement
  • June – Production begins
  • July – Production is completed

Selection Process & Criteria

The GVAC EID Board will review qualifications and select an artist for the project. Artist will be selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Work of the highest caliber and effective execution
  • Appropriateness of content (should be appropriate for all ages and audiences)
  • Relevant experience should provide convincing evidence of ability to successfully complete theproject as proposed.
  • Connection to the Fountain Square area

What to Submit

  1. A brief letter of interest
  2. Proposed budget (should include design, materials & production)
  3. Resume or CV
  4. A list of 2-3 samples of your work*
  5. 1-2 references, including former clients or production companies with whom you have worked in the past
    *samples of work should be of similar production, i.e. exterior murals

How to Submit

All required materials must be sent via email to by 5:00pm on May 8, 2019.

QUESTIONS? Contact Kelli Mirgeaux at or at 317-442-4588.



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