Spark Placemaking, the public programming wing of Big Car Collaborative, is seeking artists to create, facilitate, and engage in arts-based activities and performances during the summer, fall, and winter months at Indianapolis City Market, Garfield Park, and Lockerbie Marketplace. They are seeking artists for paid, short-term activities/projects/performances that are non-commercial/non-sales in nature. This means that they are free for the audience/public.
COMPENSATION: $100-$200 for a 1-2 hour engagement. Materials and supplies plus staff support are also provided.
DEADLINE: Applications will be taken on a rolling basis from July through November 2018 with engagements scheduled for a date shortly after application.
The Spark team collaborates with communities who invite Spark in to work with them to test and implement approaches for people-focused public places and streets. Led by artists, planners, and active citizens, Spark works to foster connectivity, community, culture, and creativity through engagement-based arts activities. This year, Spark continues its efforts to make Indianapolis public places more active and inclusive.
Activity Goals & Criteria
A successful arts-based activity/performance — which can be one-time or a series — does not need to include all of these goals, but should include some.
These artist-led activities are focused on, but not limited to, Indianapolis City Market (222 E Market St), Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Dr), and/or Lockerbie Marketplace (333 N Alabama St).
Please submit (1) a statement of interest, (2) resume or short biography, (3) any audio or visual representations of your art practice, (4) a description of your proposed project/activity, and (5) a simple project budget to Elizabeth Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis (July through November of 2018). Spark staff will work with you to identify a specific time and space for your project, if accepted. Expect to receive a reply from Spark staff within five days. Communication will be via email.
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