Indianapolis Airport Seeks Artist for Digital Mural

Budget: $10,000.

Deadline: October 18

The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) and the Madam Walker Legacy Center, is seeking a digital artist to create a design for a temporary (up to 2 years) mural to be installed in a prominent location at Indianapolis International Airport. The mural’s theme is the life and lasting impact of Madam CJ Walker on the city of Indianapolis and beyond. The artist’s scope of work will result in a production-ready digital file with no production or installation responsibilities. The IAA will contract with a third-party vendor to print and install the mural. This project will be submitted, concurrent with the artist’s design process, to the Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission for certification as an official Bicentennial project.

A panel of representatives from IAA, Madam Walker Legacy Center, and the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Public Art Selection Committee will review artists’ submissions. Three or four finalist artists will be selected and provided with detailed information about the site and format for the completed artwork, and access to resources to assist in design development, and will be compensated $500 each to create a design proposal. The design proposal will be a full-color sketch of an original idea that, if selected, the artist will develop into a production-ready digital design. Finalists’ design proposals will be reviewed and one will be selected for completion and production.