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The Indianapolis Artsgarden, owned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, is commissioning a wall-based mural as part of its 25th anniversary celebration in 2020.
BUDGET: $8,000 (all-inclusive)
ELIGIBILITY: Artists at least 18 years old and living in Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, or Hendricks counties in central Indiana
DEADLINE: December 1, 2019 11:59 p.m.
See attached full RFQ document.
The Artsgarden is a seven-story-tall, iconic glass and steel structure “floating” above the intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Inside the Artsgarden, the Arts Council presents more than 250 free and public performances each year, along with monthly visual arts exhibitions by central Indiana artists and the annual Art & Soul celebration of African American arts and artists. The Artsgarden is also an event venue, available for private rental for weddings, corporate receptions, and nonprofit events. Fees from event rentals help support the Arts Council’s operations and public programming. This project is made possible through support from Circle Centre Mall.
The mural space is approximately 160 sq. ft. It is located inside the Artsgarden on the east side of the staircase that leads to the upper balcony. The nature of the space requires a traditional two-dimensional mural, either painted directly onto the wall surface by the artist or created digitally as a design that can be reproduced as a wall wrap. The completed mural may not include any 3D elements. The mural substrate is drywall.
This timeline represents the project as it now appears. Changes may be necessary as the project progresses.
The Arts Council will receive qualification packages from interested artists according to the instructions in this Request for Qualifications. Representatives from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, as well as members of the Arts Council’s Public Art Selection Committee, will review submitted qualifications to identify one artist or artist team. Selected artists will work directly with the Indianapolis Artsgarden and Arts Council staff to complete the mural.
Submissions will be evaluated based on the following:
WHAT TO SUBMIT
Eligible artists who are on the Arts Council’s prequalified muralists list may simply indicate their interest and we will transfer your most recent information. To indicate your interest and/or to update the information we have on file, email Kate Oberreich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other applicants must submit the following information:
HOW TO SUBMIT
OPTION 1: All required information can be submitted via this form.
No emailed applications, please!
The uploaded form AND any sharing request must be date-stamped by 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019.
QUESTIONS? Contact Kate Oberreich, Cultural Concierge, Indianapolis Artsgarden, email@example.com, (317) 624-2563.
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