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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Call to Artists: People’s Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 25th, 2017

For more information, please contact: Sean Starowitz, Assistant Director of Economic & Sustainable Development for the Arts, starowis@bloomington.in.gov, 812-349-3534

Call to Artists: People's Park

Bloomington, Ind. - Bicycle Garage Inc., in collaboration with the the City of Bloomington is issuing a call for artist proposals for a mural to be located on west wall of the Bicycle Garage Building located at 507 E Kirkwood. The mural will be a highly visible design element at People's Park.

Mural Details:

  • The goal of the mural is to provide an innovative & strong work of public art to the residents and visitors of Bloomington, IN.

  • Themes to consider - Community Health, Sustainable Living, and Civil Streets Bloomington.

  • The mural is approximately 8.5 ft. 56 ft. (please see photo at the end of this document).

  • There is no application fee.

  • Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Friday, May 26th, 2017.

  • E-mail proposals to starowis@bloomington.in.gov

Stipend:

Artist will receive $1,650. This amount includes all artist fees, material and equipment purchases to complete the mural.

Completion Date: All work must be completed prior to July 31st, 2017.

WHAT TO SEND:

The Written Proposal Contact Information:

  • Full Name

  • Address

  • Telephone Number

  • E-mail address

  • Illustrations of the proposed mural. Submissions must contain between 1 and 5 sketches or digital renderings of the proposed mural.

A description of the proposed work. Please include the following descriptions:

  • An artist statement describing artistic experience and interest in the project.

  • A description of the concepts in the proposed mural.

Support Materials/Previous Work

  • Proposals should be accompanied by 5 to 10 images of previous work.

  • Resume - Maximum 2 pages

  • Files should be submitted in a .pdf format and will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Selection:

The artist will be selected by Bicycle Garage Inc., Parks and Recreation, Members of the Bloomington Arts Commission and City Staff.

Submissions must be received by 5:00 P.M. on May 26th, 2017. Artists will be notified about the selection by June 2nd, 2017. Send electronic submissions to starowis@bloomington.in.gov

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sean Starowitz at 812-349-3534.

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