Thursday, July 5, 2012

Request for Proposals - Destination Fall Creek Mural

Call to Artists - Request for Proposals (RFP)
Destination Fall Creek Mural

Deadline for Submissions
August 17th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) postmark deadline. No exceptions.

Mural Specifics
Destination Fall Creek (DFC) is requesting proposals from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating outdoor public murals. This RFP is an open call to artists from the greater Indianapolis area.
There are three walls that can be used for the DFC Mural, all located near where the Monon Trail crosses E. Fall Creek Parkway Drive.

This DFC Mural will be painted by volunteers as part of the 2012 Lilly Day of Service taking place on October 11th, 2012. The artist whose design is selected should:

Be aware that the final design may need to be simplified or altered a bit to make it appropriate for volunteer application (i.e. solid colors, simplified lines, etc.) These may just be minor alterations and this process will have the artist on board at all times.

Transfer the final design from paper to the wall it will be painted upon. The artist may choose to do this on his/her own but if that is not possible than the coordinating group will work with the artist to find options to do this in a timely manner.

Provide oversight and direction of volunteers on October 11th, 2012 to ensure the final product reflects the artists original intent.

A final design will be selected by a jury of community residents and artist professionals and the winning selection will receive a $2,000 stipend provided by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The mural should reflect the vision of Destination Fall and the culture of the mid-north community Creek (See Appendix A for more information). The jury reserves the right not to award any design, or to award several designs.

Informational Meeting
There will be an optional informational meeting about the mural and the community. This meeting will be held at the mural location on July 9th, 2012 at 5:00pm. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Doug Day ( or call 978-397 4245. In the event of rain, the meeting will be held at Ivy Tech.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify, artists must:
Work as an artist or artist team
 Live in the Indianapolis area
Have previously created public art, large-scale works, or exterior projects
Be comfortable working at heights up to 15’
Be willing to meet all contractual obligations and adhere to the strict timeline

Selection Criteria
Artists will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Prefer an artist who carries personal liability insurance for the duration of the project
 Ability to incorporate the Destination Fall Creek Mural concepts into the design
Work of the highest caliber and effective execution
Experience of working within program guidelines
Ability to complete work within a specified timeframe
Visual impact on pedestrian and vehicular traffic
Appropriateness of content (should be appropriate for all audiences)

Project Timeline
The murals project will follow this timeline:
June 29th, 2012
RFP for Destination Fall Creek Mural released
July 9th, 2012
Optional meeting about the DFC Mural
5:00pm, mural location (Monon Bridge and Fall Creek Parkway), RSVP to Doug Day, or
*In the event of rain, meeting will be held at Ivy Tech, 28th & Fall Creek Parkway
August 17th, 2012
DFC Mural RFP deadline
September 10th, 2012
Panel announces design selection
September 11th
Mural Prep work
October 11th, 2012
Mural is painted

Submission Process
Artists must submit the following information on one CD:
 Applicant Information
A Statement of Proposal: This letter should be no longer than one typed letter-sized page using 12-point font and 1-inch margins on all sides. Outline key concepts, color schemes and materials, as well as the proposed mural title.
Professional Resume or CV: No longer than 3 pages
Proposal Images (Digital images on CD - up to 10 images)
Include copies of designs or sketches of mural design in jpeg or pdf format. Please be sure that one of your sketches includes a mockup of your design on the wall.
Jpeg or pdf files ONLY
Good quality, no smaller than 72 dpi
No larger than 5 MB each
No hard copies – electronic files only
Previous Work Sample List and Images (Digital images on CD – up to 10 images)
Previous Work Sample List
Submit examples of artwork that best represent your experience, style, and ability. Include a list of the work samples included on the CD and as much information about
each of the samples as possible (include name/title of piece, location, medium, process, dimensions of the wall, year completed, and any other pertinent information).
Previous Work Images (Digital images on CD – up to 10 images, same considerations as the proposal images) Name your submitted digital files according to the following format: FirstLast_01.jpg, FirstLast_02.jpg, etc.
Each artist must label the submitted CD with his or her name and “PROJECT TITLE.”

Delivery of Submissions
All required materials must be delivered or postmarked by 5:00pm (EDT) on Friday, August 17th, 2012
Submissions MUST be delivered or mailed to:
Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation Attn: Kelli Mirgeaux 130 E. 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Contact Information
Doug Day
Ruby Ballard Harris

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