Indianapolis – IndyGo today announced a new initiative to feature the work of local artists throughout its transit system.
IndyGo’s “Art in Transit” initiative will feature work from local artists at IndyGo bus stops, shelters, stations, and/or facilities.
Proposals for visual arts, literary, and performance-based projects are due January 10, 2021. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee consisting of staff members from IndyGo and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, as well as other local arts experts. Projects will be selected by January 31, 2021 and artists will be notified by mid-February. Artists may begin work on their projects in early spring 2021 and expect to launch their projects for the public during the spring and summer. A second call for proposals for fall 2021 projects will take place in summer 2021.
Projects will receive limited funding from IndyGo, however artists are invited to find matching contributions from community organizations and sponsors as needed. The amount of funding provided will depend on the nature of the project. To apply, the artist(s) must be a Marion County resident at least 18 years of age.
Interested artists are encouraged to visit indygo.net/art to view project requirements and additional information, and to submit their proposal online.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences. The IndyGo Red Line is the nation’s longest fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line, besides California, and provides 15 minute service through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus, or call 317.635.3344.
Faith Chadwick, Public Information Officer