135 W Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
This mural will be on the west-facing exterior wall and the south-facing exterior wall of 135 W Main Street. The mural will be applied to the EIFS (artificial stucco) material on the first floor of the west-facing wall and the first and second floor of the south-facing wall. No brick will be painted. West façade mural area (~120’ x ~12’) is approximately 1,440 square feet. South façade mural area (~30’ x ~24’) is approximately 720 square feet. PROJECT SCOPE: ~2,000 - 2,200 square foot mural; brick, doors and windows are not to be painted.
THEME: This mural is meant to honor past and current veterans, persons who served in the active military, naval, or air service. Any proposed design should consider scale, be vibrant, and celebrate those who have served and currently serve our country. If artists would like more inspiration, please take a look at Warrior Breed MC's other fundraising projects: Operation Blacksnake and Operation Mp-125.
Artist Stipend Range: $6,000 - $9,000
Wall preparation, lift rental, permits and signage will be covered by the Art This Way program
Upon signing the mural contract and waivers, the artist will receive a quarter of the artist stipend. Upon completion of the mural and a final review by Art This Way, the artist will receive the rest of the artist stipend. Food will not be paid for by the Art This Way Program. Travel and lodging will not be paid for by the Art This Way program, unless approved by the coordinator. Funding for this project was made possible by Warrior Breed MC.
TIMELINE: Mural specific timeline is JUNE 2021 – AUGUST 2021
CALL FOR ARTISTS (RFP): JUNE 30, 2021
DEADLINE TO APPLY: AUGUST 1, 2021
JURY SELECTION/PROPERTY OWNER APPROVAL: AUGUST 2021
ARTIST APPLICATION STATUS NOTIFICATION: AUGUST 2021
INSTALLATION: AUGUST 2021 & SEPTEMBER 2021
INSTALLATION: Our program requires the use of high-quality spray paint, Nova Color paints (https://www.novacolorpaint.com/) or similar high-quality product. For this project we will require the artist to coat the finished mural with a UV resistant & graffiti resistant clear sealant. The budget for artist supplies is listed in the budget. After the artist agreement is signed, the muralist is required to give their supply order to Art This Way on time or order their own supplies and submit receipts for reimbursement (Should muralist fail to turn in their order form on time or turn in receipts for reimbursement, Art This Way will not supply artist with supplies/reimburse for supplies). Artist is required to stay within the amount budgeted for supplies. Any supplies not used remain the property of the Art This Way program.
ELIGIBILITY: This is a country-wide request for qualifications. Artists of all abilities must be 18 or older. Extra consideration will be given to veterans, active duty persons, or artists who have a direct connection with a veteran. Selected artist(s) will sign an indemnification agreement, a hold harmless waiver. Selected artist(s) will sign a mural contract with the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District. Selected artist(s) will sign a photo release waiver. Selected artist(s) may be asked to provide proof of insurance.
SELECTION PROCESS: The jury is made up of professional artists, university representatives, Warrior Breed MC, Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District members, Art This Way committee members and community representatives. All artists will be contacted about the status of their application in AUGUST 2021. If a suitable RFQ is not received, the project will not move forward. Please, do not contact the committee regarding the status of your application. Upon notification of acceptance, the artist has one week to respond to acceptance email. The artist will be asked to schedule installation start and finish dates for the mural. Please keep your contact information up-to-date.
SUBMIT YOUR JOTFORM APPLICATION BY 11:59pm on AUGUST 1, 2021 Please send all items.
Please send images as .jpeg files. Partial applications or ineligible applicants will not be considered.
1) TWO jpeg images of artist's PREVIOUS work (each image should not exceed 5MB; in the file name please include image description: your name, medium & size; ex. 'JohnDoe_Oil_50x69ft')
2) **OPTIONAL**: ONE jpeg image of your mural design proposal; please use the building images as a reference (Artist may submit up to TWO designs for this mural).