Artist Open Call: CICF Offices

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is seeking artists to submit original artworks of various sizes and mediums to be hung, displayed and/or installed throughout the offices at the English Foundation Building (615 N. Alabama St).

PRICING: $500 – $5,000 per piece  

ELIGIBILITY: Visual artists must be over 18, based in Central Indiana (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Shelby Counties) and legally able to work in the United States. This opportunity is available to visual artists working in any medium, including painting, ceramics, digital arts, textile and fiber arts, etc.

DEADLINE: Application will close at 4 PM on 3/29/24.

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About CICF

CICF is a $1 billion public foundation working to mobilize people, ideas and investments to make this a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential–no matter place, race or identity. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Hamilton County Community Foundation, serving Hamilton County since 1991.

CICF is guided by five core values:

  • Anti-Racism | CICF works intentionally against racism and all forms of oppression.
  • Authentic Relationships | CICF builds partnerships with diversity, integrity and truth—honoring one’s lived experiences.
  • Inclusivity | CICF promotes shared power and unheard voices in processes, activities and decision-making.
  • Leadership | CICF influences actions, beliefs, and culture for justice and the common good.
  • Effectiveness & Sustainability | CICF produces results with the organization’s current resources while still considering the future.

Description of Opportunity

Central Indiana Community Foundation is inviting artists to submit up to 3 original pieces of art for consideration of purchase and installation at the CICF offices in Downtown Indianapolis. (Please submit one piece per application). The artist is asked to provide information about themselves and their work for consideration.

We are seeking works of various size (see images of high traffic spaces below). The subject matter should reflect CICF’s mission and core values.

The artist’s suggested pricing (see range above) should include acquisition and installation (if necessary).

Selection Process

  1. Applications will be reviewed throughout April with notifications projected early May.
  2. The internal CICF Art Committee will review artist applications for artwork to be selected by a majority vote, based on selection criteria and specifications.
  3. Selected artists will be compensated at their suggested pricing and invited to drop off artwork(s) at the English Foundation building or arrange for pickup.

Selection Criteria

Special consideration will be given to artists who have historically been denied opportunities because of their race, gender, age or other marginalized identities. 

ImageS of the Available spaces:

Submit your application for consideration

This application is currently closed for submissions.