Public Art in Jennings County: Call for Artists

Public Art in Jennings County: Call for Artists

Posted by Arts for Learning

Posted: Jun, 02, 2016

Employment - Public Art


 317-925-4043 ext. 114


 546 E 17th Street, Suite 200, Vernon, IN, Unknown

Arts for Learning is seeking an artist or artist collective to work as an independent contractor/s to create new and original public artworks of which the design and inspiration must come from the community and through youth-led activities

Project Overview: Student-inspired public art created through a Design Thinking process.

Project Goal: Execute two public art pieces in consultation with a group of high school artists.

Selected artist(s) will:

In the school 

  • Meet with high school students who have already been through a brainstorming process
  • Continue work with students honing ideas and execution plan
  • Participate in a culminating/reveal event in May

In the community

  • Attend up to two community meetings led by the youth and use the community input for the final project idea

On your own

  • Study the ideas presented by the students and community and create a plan for execution
  • Create a student workshop for the participating youth to learn about your medium
  • Make sure the project plan stays within budget for materials and propose alternate materials or ideas to keep project on budget
  • Source and order all materials needed for project execution
  • Execute final artwork/s on the sites selected by the community
  • Plan final artwork for students to assist in executing on school grounds


January 2018 – February 2018: Workshops with students
February 2018: Two community events
February – April 2018: Planning and building of artwork
May 2018: Completion of project and culminating event/project reveal

Additional Requirements:

  • Three planning meetings with Arts for Learning
  • Participation in pre & post-event survey and assessments
  • Required photo submissions documenting creation process
  • Regular updates (photo or video conference) for students and Arts for Learning


All-inclusive fee for time, materials, cost of installation, transportation (if necessary), and other related expenses – $5,000

To Apply for consideration:

Email a cover letter and resume detailing exhibition or installation experience as well as any art education experience to Please include photos or websites of portfolio examples if possible. Please include the name of the project in your application.

Preference is given to artists in or near Jennings County.

Applications accepted through: January 2, 2018


Arts for Learning, The Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc., empowers children to achieve their creative and intellectual potential through arts in education.

Arts for Learning gives Indiana students opportunities to engage in empowering art-related activities and experiences, sparking their curiosity and stimulating their minds. Our unique programs place professional artists in Indiana classrooms for performances, presentations, workshops, and other projects that connect kids with the power of art.

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