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
NOTE: This 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.
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.
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.
Artists will be selected based upon the following criteria:
What to Submit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail materials to:
Thompson Thrift Retail Group
111 Monument Circle, Ste. 1600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
QUESTIONS? Contact Lori Wick, email@example.com or phone 317-853-5444
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