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Muralists sought for downtown Anderson, IN

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Anderson Indiana Main Street, Inc (AIMS) invites artists to apply for a public art project in downtown Anderson. AIMS seeks artists who can create interactive, visually appealing and unique murals that will help contribute to downtown Anderson’s sense of place.

Budget: $10 per square foot

Eligibility: must be 18 years of age; must live or work within 100 miles of Anderson

Deadline: February 26, 2020

Section process and criteria: Artists will be selected by the AIMS board. After selection, the artists will be sent further information about the mural sites including a picture of their assigned location. The artists will work with the AIMS board and building owner to finalize the design of the mural. The selection will be finalized with a signed contract between all interested parties. Criteria for selection will be based upon: quality of design and skill of past projects; past experience working with public art; resume; references.

Project description: The artists selected for this project will create an interactive and innovative public art mural that contributes to the aesthetic appeal and entertainment value of downtown Anderson. There are currently 2 locations available for murals:

Location #1 – dimensions roughly 35in (w) x 79in (h); single doorway currently painted metal; mural must be interactive

Location #2 – dimensions roughly 50in (w) x 83in (h); double set of doors with glass windows framed by wood; mural must be interactive

Timeline

  • February 26th – Deadline to submit qualifications
  • March 9th – Artist notified of selection
  • March/April – Finalize design for project and sign contract
  • May/June – Paint murals
  • October – Unveiling of murals
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02/26/2020

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Call for proposals: artCONNECTS - Montclair Mural Project

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artCONNECTS is a public art project sponsored by the Montclair Center BID, in partnership with Studio Montclair. The placemaking project is funded by a grant provided by the NJ Main Street program and the Montclair Center Business Improvement District. Four locations have been identified throughout Downtown Montclair for original painted murals. The locations include a key alleyway, and walls at connection points where art can surprise and delight. Murals are to be temporary, with a five year expected life.

The theme for submissions is "Love Montclair." Artists should submit artwork that speaks to what they love about Montclair and this community (creativity, diversity, food, music, shopping, culture, family, streetscape, natural setting, etc.), and that serve to connect areas of downtown Montclair, and/or highlight the important connection between art and community.

The artCONNECTS budget of $36,000 covers all artistic costs for four painted murals and a licensing fee. Each mural is allocated a portion of the total budget. Artistic costs for each mural include the chosen artist(s) creative and labor fees, surface preparation, equipment, mural protection/maintenance plan, supplies, travel-related expenses and other associated costs.

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09/16/2019

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