Monday, January 9, 2012

Call For Proposals: Art on the Trailways; Greenwood, IN

2012-2014 Art on the Trailways

National Open Call

Art on the Trailways is a project of the Greater Greenwood Arts Council in Greenwood, Indiana in partnership with the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department. This open call is for outdoor three-dimensional art. Awards are for a two-year loan of $3,000.

Polk Hill Trail was built in 2004 as part of a greater Trails and Greenways Master Plan. It is adjacent to Smith Valley Road which is a gateway to the city of Greenwood. Surrounded by a golf course, residential homes, apartments, and condominiums, it leads to a pedestrian bridge and Craig Park. Most viewers of the artwork will be vehicular traffic, however, we would like to encourage utilization of this multi-use trail.

Project Scope and Requirements
Submission of ready to install original sculptures will be accepted through February 15th, 2012 (11 p.m. EST). Works must withstand the weather elements and be appropriate for all ages. Unstable or poorly constructed work will not be accepted. Artwork may be made available for purchase.
The artist is responsible for the following:
-Transportation to and from the site
- Installation & removal
- Insurance
- Artist fees for on‐site installation & removal
- Equipment needed for installation & removal
- Maintenance and repair, if any

Submission Requirements
Artists must be 18 years or older. We require that you submit the following digitally:
- Resume (2-page maximum)
-An Artist Statement for each submission
- Already completed and available works for consideration
- 2 views of each artwork
- Title
- Materials used
- Dimensions (HxLxWxD) including base dimensions
- Weight
- Installation method
- Retail price
- 2-year maintenance plan

Selection Criteria
A panel of arts professionals (professor, artist, administrator, teacher) and a landscape architect will select the artwork. What will be considered will include:
- Highly durable and safe artwork preserved to withstand the natural elements
- Appropriateness and relevance of style
- Compatibility with the site, design, theme and function of the space
- Adherence to submission requirements

Additional consideration will be given to Indiana and Johnson County artists.

Submission deadline—February 15th, 2012 (11 p.m. EST)
Artist notification—March 2nd, 2012
Artist agreement deadline—March 9th, 2012
Site preparation—Until April 15th, 2012
Artwork delivered and installed—April 16th-20th, 2012 (weather permitting)
Exhibition opens—April 28th, 2012
Exhibition closes—March 31st, 2014
Artwork picked up by—April 7th, 2014

We will only accept DropBox submissions. Files MUST be in a folder and the folder should be compressed using a zip program which is native to most operating systems. You may also download a zip
compression program at the following links:
Once your folder is compressed, follow the instructions to send your file at the following link:

Any questions can be emailed to
Thanks for considering this project!

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