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The Kroger family of stores is honored to use the talents of local artists to create an uplifting experience in their stores. The company aspires to create a safe store environment that conveys a sense of connectedness to the communities within which they operate. The objective of the commissioned art program is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. The goal is to have an artwork completed by a local artist for each of the 65 new stores opening across the country in 2016. As a company, Kroger values honesty, diversity, inclusion, integrity, respect and safety. These values are expressed by the artwork commissioned for each store. For more information, see this article.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is pleased to partner with Kroger Co. to offer site-specific artwork opportunities for artists living in Central Indiana.
For the new Kroger store #979 in Franklin, Indiana (located at 970 N. Morton St), the Arts Council of Indianapolis is facilitating the purchase of ONE exterior, free-standing sculpture. The artwork must be pre-existing: artworks that are in-process, unfinished or only exist as a design idea are not eligible for this project.
Any medium, material, or artistic technique that is durable, very low-maintenance, and can easily be incorporated into an exterior site is acceptable. Sculpture height can vary but should not exceed 12 ft. h. Any style is eligible; however, artists should keep in mind the purpose of the art program and should propose pieces that are consistent with its objective and goals.
Kroger will provide a plaque identifying the artist, artist’s city or town of residence, title and medium of the artwork, and date executed. Kroger will also provide a foundation or footing and appropriate lighting for the sculpture, in consultation with the artist.
Kroger will install the artwork at its own expense using its own equipment and contractors. The artist will have the opportunity to be present and advise during installation. The artist will not be compensated separately for his/her presence during installation.
To be eligible to submit for this opportunity, artists must:
This is a purchase opportunity for an existing artwork with a sales, sales tax and delivery price not to exceed $15,000.00 total. The artist will not be responsible for installing the artwork. The artist WILL be responsible for physically delivering the artwork to a designated location on or before an indicated date.
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, July 15, 2016. This is NOT a postmark deadline. No exceptions.
Artists must submit their suggested artworks to the Arts Council on or before 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016. Representatives from Kroger, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and the store’s host community will review submitted artworks and select one for purchase.
Note: while this is the intended selection process, in the event of an insufficient number of qualified applicants the Arts Council of Indianapolis reserves the right to invite an artist to propose, or to directly select an artist or artwork; and also reserves the right to cancel the opportunity entirely at any point and for any reason.
The artworks suggested for purchase will be selected based upon the following criteria:
This timeline represents the project as it now appears. Changes may be necessary as the project progresses.
How to Apply
Artists must submit the following information digitally. The Arts Council will not accept hard copy submissions.
Delivery of Submissions
Submissions may be mailed, hand-delivered, or shared via Dropbox.
Mailed or hand-delivered submissions must be burned to a single CD, DVD or flash/jump drive. CDs and/or flash/jump drives must arrive at the Arts Council’s offices by 5:00pm (EDT) on July 15, 2016. The mailing and delivery address is:
ATTN: Kroger Sculpture Purchase
c/o Julia Moore, Director of Public Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis
924 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
A Dropbox share request must be time-stamped before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 and sent to email@example.com with a message indicating it is for the Kroger sculpture project. All materials must be available in the Dropbox folder as of 5:00 p.m. on July 15. If any item is missing or the upload timestamp for any item is after 5:00 p.m. on July 15, the entire submission will be disqualified. The Arts Council is not responsible for transmission delays or service outages resulting in the Dropbox share request being delivered after the deadline. Please ensure that all materials are uploaded before the share request is sent, and that you start your transmission of the share request in plenty of time to allow for delays or outages.
For questions, contact:
Julia Moore, Director of Public Art, Arts Council of Indianapolis
(317) 631-3301 x240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kroger Sculpture Project
Applicant Artist Information Form
Please limit the information provided on this form to one typed page.
Mailing Address: City/State/ZIP:
Day or Mobile Phone: Evening or Home Phone:
Website (if applicable):
Do you have a personal or professional connection to Franklin, IN or the neighborhood where the Kroger store will be? If so, what is it?
How do you see this project fitting in with your past work, artistic interests and experience?
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