Muralists Sought for Fishers District

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Muralists Sought for Fishers District
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Thompson Thrift Retail Group (TTRG), on behalf of Fishers District, the Fishers Arts and Cultural Commission, and Nickel Plate Arts, is soliciting artist proposals for four prominent outdoor wall murals to be installed at the new Fishers District located on 116th and IKEA Way near IKEA and Top Golf in Fishers, Indiana. Artists may propose designs for one or more of these murals.

Budget:  up to $10,000 per mural (all-inclusive; 4 murals total)

Eligibility: Artists over 18 with previous mural or large-scale painting experience. Preference given to artists with close ties to Hamilton County and/or Fishers.

Deadline: June 21, 2019

NOTEThis is a request for proposals.  Artists must submit designs for murals as part of the application process, for which they will not be compensated.

Full RFP available for download here.

Project Overview

The murals are intended to be representative of Fishers and should embrace the city’s SMART | VIBRANT | ENTREPRENEURIAL spirit. The goal is to create murals that offer an “Instagrammable” moment for the residents and visitors to Fishers District.

The mural(s) must fit within the confines of the walls (site plans, renderings and wall dimensions available upon request). All mediums will be considered – paint, printed applique, dimensional, and other, pending the approval of the Developer and City of Fishers. Application must be durable and withstand inclement weather for up to 5 years.

Timeline 

  • Proposal submissions due: 6/21
  • Committee reviews proposals: 6/24 – 6/28
  • Possible finalists interviews: 7/1 – 7/9
  • Winner(s) Announced: on or before 7/12
  • Design development: 7/12 – 8/2
  • Design review: 8/3 – 8/9
  • Final Design approval by partners: by 8/11
  • Fabrication/Preparation: 8/8 – 8/30
  • Installation: 8/8 – 9/27 (dependent upon weather & final construction details)

Selection Process
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee made up of representatives of TTRG, City of Fishers, Fishers Arts and Cultural Commission, and Nickel Plate Arts. This committee will select up to 5 finalists to interview about their qualifications. Finalists will have at least one week to prepare for their interview and must bring a resume and a simple concept sketch of their idea to the interview and be prepared to discuss their qualifications and ideas.

Selection Criteria
Artists will be selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Work of the highest caliber and effective execution.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of creating large public art pieces.
  • Experience working within program guidelines.
  • Ability to complete work within a specified timeframe and budget.
  • Artistic style that will create visual impact on pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and evocatively incorporate the themes and concepts requested.
  • Special consideration will be given to artists with a close tie to Fishers and Hamilton County.

What to Submit

  1. Application form
  2. A Statement of Interest (no longer than 1 page) in which you highlight your interest in this project and your professional qualifications
  3. Concept for this project including a concept sketch or other visual representation of your ideas for the piece
  4. Current Resume or CV (no longer than 3 pages)
  5. Work Samples: Each artist may submit 1 CD or 1 binder of work samples. Binders may contain no more than 8 pages. Submit examples of sculpture that best represent your experience, style, and ability. In addition, you may also submit images of any other work (large scale or otherwise) that best represents your work over the past 5 years. Please include a document or labels that provides details about your work samples. If possible, submit in-progress photos along with images of completed artwork.

How to Submit

You may submit via email OR hard copy. Submissions must be complete and must arrive by 6/21/19 to be eligible. Please note: this is NOT a postmark deadline.

Email materials to lwick@thompsonthrift.com

Mail materials to:

Lori Wick
Thompson Thrift Retail Group
111 Monument Circle, Ste. 1600
Indianapolis, IN 46204

QUESTIONS?  Contact Lori Wick, lwick@thompsonthrift.com or phone 317-853-5444

 

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