Art Spaces – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Inc. is issuing a request for qualifications for artists interested in a site-specific outdoor sculpture to be located adjacent to the east entrance of the Indiana State University College of Health and Human Services. Artists 18 years of age and older, working with durable outdoor materials are invited to apply. The artist’s budget will not exceed $50,000. For access to the full RFQ: https://wabashvalleyartspaces.com/request-for-qualifications. For more information or to receive a printed copy call 812-235-2801 e-mail email@example.com (note ISU-CHHS in subject line).
The submission deadline is September 20, 2017.
Art Spaces is a non-profit organization located in Terre Haute, Indiana, providing public art and the design of public places to enhance economic growth, enrich cultural experiences and build a legacy for future generations. Eighteen unique site-specific sculptures now in the collection may be found throughout the downtown, in city parks and on college campuses, including Indiana State University, a vibrant downtown university which encourages leadership growth, academic excellence and pride through its award winning community engagement programs. This project is a manifestation of the university’s commitment to the campus community, the city and the cultural vitality of the region.
Revitalization and expansion of the College of Health and Human Services building will begin in 2018 and be completed in mid-2019. The newly designed east entrance will be highly trafficked by students and faculty coming from other parts of the university, as well as community members and campus visitors. The site is also visible to motorists and pedestrians.
The work is intended to offer an imaginative link between the arts and health and provide an engaging and thoughtful experience for those entering and exiting the building or passing by. The sculpture will be designated as part of the Permanent Collection of Indiana State University and as part of the Art Spaces Collection and will be promoted by both organizations.