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Indianapolis Art Center: Artist Residency and Engagement Series
Indianapolis Art Center
Exhibitions Department
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Unspecified
Entry Deadline: 5/31/12
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Indianapolis Art Center: Artist Residency and Engagement Series): $25.00
Request for Proposals (RFP):
Artist Residency and Engagement Series
Indianapolis Art Center – ArtsPark
Indianapolis, IN

During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. The Art Center is requesting that artists submit proposals to be considered. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The artist will receive an honorarium, production budget, and organizational support. The residency will occur in fall of 2012.

$20,000 including design, fabrication, honorarium and installation.

Calendar of Events
Thursday, March 1, 2012 – applications open
Thursday, May 31, 2012 – submission deadline
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – Finalists Selected
Friday, June 22, 2012 – Jury results announced to artists
Sunday, July 15, 2012 – Finalist applications due
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Panel Review of Finalists
Friday, July 20, 2012 – Resident Announced
September – November 2012 – one week Residency will take place

Project Details
During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. Installation/sculptures that last 3-5 years or longer are preferred but not specifically required. Materials used should focus on organic, recycled, up-cycled, re-used, sustainable, and/or otherwise “green” resources.

The resident will have a budget of $20,000 to create the work (this comprises the honorarium and production budget). The artist will also have Art Center organizational support to facilitate the logistics of working with the public on the construction of the piece and to market the event. The one-week residency must take place sometime between September 1 and November 30 of 2012. The resident will work with the Art Center’s Exhibitions department to schedule the residency.

Selection Procedure
Artists interested in applying to this RFP are required to submit the following (this information will be gathered through Café –
• 5 – 10 images of work – this can be either images of realized projects similar in scope, renderings of proposed projects, and/or images of existing works that support the rendering(s)
• Answer the following:
o Describe your project.

After the application deadline, the Art Center will convene a panel to select finalists from the initial pool of proposals received. Finalists will be required to submit the following by mailing or delivering the following to the Art Center Exhibitions Department:
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• 15 – 20 sample images in jpeg format, submitted via CD or DVD. Images may include examples of past work, images of existing projects, and digital renderings of proposed projects
• Image description sheet including medium, dimensions, and year
• Description of the project, not to exceed one page
• Proposed project budget
• Proposed project timeline

Submitted final proposals will be reviewed by a second panel. This panel will include: The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions staff, outside panelists including local public artists, arts administrators, and/or local community organization leaders.

The panel will evaluate the final proposals based on the following criteria:
• Complete submission of requested materials by the application deadline
• Aesthetic merit of the proposal
• Appropriateness of proposal to project’s goals
• Overall feasibility of project
• Experience with projects of similar scale and scope
• Experience working with and/or interest in community groups

The panel will then select one artist as the resident. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for specific dates.

About the Indianapolis Art Center
The Art Center’s mission is to engage, enlighten and inspire our community through interactive art experiences, outreach to underserved audiences, support of artists and exposure to the visual arts.

Established in 1934 during the Great Depression, the Indianapolis Art Center is a not-for-profit community arts organization offering art classes, workshops and samplers each semester for all ages and all art abilities, art exhibitions and ArtsPark, an outdoor creativity and sculpture gardens. Located in the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District and bordered by the White River and Monon Greenways Trail, the Art Center is THE place to make art, see art and learn about art. For more information and to link to the Art Center's YouTube, Facebook and Flickr pages, visit or call (317) 255-2464.

The Art Center is open during semesters weekdays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the Art Center is free.
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