REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
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:
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
WHERE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS
Please feel free to reach out with any questions.