Thursday, June 3, 2010


Project Overview

In June 2010, Southeast Neighborhood Development, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, is creating a green infrastructure project in the 1500 block of South Alabama. (See attached rendering.) This plaza will include rain gardens, ornamental trees, historic lighting, and an art platform. We are seeking proposals for a freestanding, iconic object of significant size. The piece should be touchable, sturdy, and low maintenance. The selected artist will be responsible for fabrication, delivery and installation of the piece.

Site Description

The piece will stand on a 6’ diameter concrete platform with anchors pre-installed. It will be surrounded by permeable paving, rain gardens, and ornamental trees. This space will serve a community gathering area.


The selected artist will be awarded $500 at the onset of the project and $2000 after the installation of the piece for a total award of $2,500.00. The artist is responsible for delivery and installation of the piece. SEND will take care of all permits.


All Indiana artists - eighteen years or older - are eligible for this project. Art student and team proposals are acceptable.

Selection Process

All proposals must be submitted in full by August 1st, 2010. A selection committee of neighborhood leaders and Alabama Street residents will select three finalists. Finalists will be asked to personally present their proposal to this committee in mid-August. The award winner will be selected by September 1st, 2010. The piece must be completed and installed by November 1st, 2010.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be judged by their creativity and sensitivity to the setting.

Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted in full by August 1st:

- Letter of Interest (one page)
- Professional Resume
- Digital images of 2-3 previous pieces.
- Project proposal (narrative of one page)
- Renderings and/or models of the piece.

Electronic submissions are acceptable.

Those wishing these materials returned should provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

All items should be mailed to:

Jim Mulholland
Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc.
1030 Orange
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Or send to:

For additional questions, call 503-5852.

Project Timeline

RFP Released May 30, 2010
Proposals Due August 1, 2010
Finalists Interviews Mid August
Awardee Selected September 1, 2010
Installation November 1, 2010

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