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Funded by the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art Program
Administered by The Arts Commission

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places program is seeking new proposals for INTER/ACTIVE, a series of interactive public art projects for Momentum Festival and The Art Loop. We are looking for highly interactive, community-driven, collaborative works of art that are accessible to the public and civic in scope.


Momentum, a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with ProMedica and other cultural institutions, organizations, and businesses of greater Downtown Toledo brought over 14,000 people to Promenade Park in 2019. Momentum features live music, artist demonstrations, hands on activities, food trucks, and other entertainment along the riverfront September 17-19 2020. The INTER/ACTIVE projects were a highly successful component of the festival in 2017, 2018, and 2019 – allowing participants to observe, engage, interact and create. More info on Momentum can be found here: https://momentumtoledo.org/


The Art Loop takes place on the third Thursday of the month in Downtown Toledo. The public is invited to explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists, and space that inspire a vibrant Toledo. More info can be found here: https://theartscommission.org/artloop


Individual artists, teams or collectives are eligible to apply. The competition is open to all artists working within a 150-mile radius Toledo, OH regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. A map illustrating the radius can be found here:




Selected proposals will receive up to $10,000 based upon the proposed budget and scope.



If your project fits our criteria, please follow these instructions to be considered for funding. Artists may submit up to two (2) proposals. Full proposals will be requested if selected as a finalist. Please submit the following information:

      Contact info (name, email, phone number, address).

      Letter of intent that includes a brief statement of how the project fits the mission and criteria.

      General information about the project.

      A brief physical description of the project including space requirements.

      One to three images showing how the project will appear (a rough sketch is fine at this stage).

      A draft of an itemized budget including an artist’s stipend, in-kind support if applicable, and other partnerships.


RFP Launched                                        03/31/20
Proposals Due                                         05/01/20
Review Starts                                          05/06/20
Projects Selected                                    05/15/20
Review with Finalists & Final Approval   06/16/20

Project Update                                        07/20/20

Launch Event                                          09/17/20





Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Nathan Mattimoe
Art in Public Places
The Arts Commission
1838 Parkwood Ave. 
Suite 120
Toledo, OH 43604
P: 419.254.2787 Ext. 1011