Public Art

TWG Seeks Artist for New Commissioned Art

Deadline: 07/19/2024

TWG Seeks Artist for New Commissioned Art

TWG is looking to commission an artist to create public artwork for their new housing development, The Stella, and has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The project budget is $43,930 and installation is anticipated for May or June, 2025.

The Stella is a new multi-family project that includes both market rate and affordable units. The artwork should bring awareness of the history of the neighborhood around 18th and Meridian St., and potentially also provide a function as a screening/fencing element. Sculptural artwork is preferred.

Eligibility:  Professional artists over 18 living in central Indiana

Preferences:  Artists who have previously created large-scale artwork, or exterior public art of any kind; artists who have experience with a community-based process; have experience creating artwork that blends form and function

Apply by: Friday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m.

How to Apply: email the following information to John McClain, AND to Chase Smith,

  1. Applicant Information: Name of artist, name(s) of any partner(s), contact address, contact email, contact phone #, social media handles/info
  2. Professional Bio, Resume or CV: No longer than 3 pages
  3. Work Samples: Provide up to 10 images of past work that best represent your experience, style, and ability as it relates to this project. In addition, you may also submit images of any other work (large scale or otherwise) that best represents your work over the past 5 years. Name your submitted digital files according to the following format: FirstLast_01.jpg, FirstLast_02.jpg, etc. and include a list of the work samples with as much information about each of the samples as possible (include name/title of piece, location, medium, process, dimensions, year completed, cost/price/commission amount, and any other pertinent information).

QUESTIONS?  Contact John McClain, or (317) 371-8054

TWG Seeks Artist for New Commissioned Art
Selection Process: Once the qualifications materials are received from interested artists, TWG will review the applications and make recommendations. TWG will notify selected artists and conduct a mandatory workshop to inform them about issues relating to the project. The artist will then develop a specific proposal based on interaction with TWG and discussions with the community.