High Art Outdoor Billboard Project Seeks Entries

High Art Outdoor Billboard Project Seeks Entries

For the past five years, High Art has been a public art partnership between the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Fairway Outdoor Advertising.  The goal of the High Art program is to bring visual art to all areas of the city while allowing artists to realize their work on a grand scale. The Arts Council of Indianapolis seeks visual artists to submit images for the sixth round of High Art. The project selects up to ten existing or new artworks, prints them on vinyl to fit a 14’ x 48’ billboard, and places them around the community on a rotating basis. For this sixth year, the program is expanding to include additional representation of the selected images on “poster” billboards, which measure 10’-5” x 22’-8”.  Each selected artist will have their image on one large billboard and one poster billboard. In September 2018, up to twenty images will be installed and will remain on view for four weeks. Each selected artist will receive $250 as a licensing fee for the use of their image as part of the project. A “People’s Choice” voting campaign in September 2018 will select a winner from the selected images to receive an additional $500 award. In addition to this compensation, participating artists receive considerable value for their inclusion. The Arts Council pays the production costs for the vinyl billboards.  Fairway donates the available billboard spaces and the installation and de-installation for a total estimated value of over $240,000 and an estimated 15 million views throughout the year.

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 22, 2018. 

Visit the Indy Arts Guide website for full details.

Curtis Honeycutt
choneycutt@nickelplatearts.org