The Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from an artist or artist team to design and implement an asphalt artwork in Columbus, Indiana. The asphalt artwork will be a ground plane mural installed along 16th Street between the intersections of Home Avenue and Union Street, near a residential neighborhood and budding neighborhood commercial node. This project is made possible by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative grant program with additional support from the City of Columbus and Columbus Regional Health (CRH) Healthy Communities.

Key Project Goals

  • Transform the neighborhood with a visually appealing artwork that inspires and uplifts residents and visitors.

  • Improve walkability, street and pedestrian safety, and increase foot traffic in the designated area.

  • Enhance social connectivity and economic growth through creative placemaking and art activation.​

Project Budget

Total project budget is $20,000 with $5,000 designated to the artist and/or artist team to cover design fees, insurance, and travel and lodging during all phases of the project. The remaining funds of $15,000 will be reserved for project expenses, materials, supplies and project implementation. These funds will be managed by CAAC.

Submissions are due December 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm EST.