MEDIA CONTACT:
Tetia Lee, Chief Executive Officer
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
(765) 423-2787
tetial@tippecanoearts.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2019

TIPPECANOE ARTS FEDERATION SEEKING ARTISTS
FOR PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES

Lafayette, Ind.- The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is currently seeking artists for public art opportunities as part of the WHIN Walls project. WHIN Walls is a program funded by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network's Regional Cultivation Fund to increase community and regional vitality within the WHIN service region (Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White Counties). TAF is facilitating the hiring of artists and creation of artwork for the entire project.

This is a paid opportunity for qualified artists to create a piece of public art. Artist stipends are set at a base rate of $5,000 and may be increased per dimensions or complexity of design. Supplies will be purchased by TAF and are independent from the artist stipend.

Requirements:
  • The design must be suitable and acceptable for public display for viewing by citizens of all ages.  
  • A successful candidate will execute the on-site artwork in two weeks or less.
  • The artist must commit to a minimum of two community workshops and be present for the dedication of the artwork upon completion. The artist must also be open to community participation and speaking about their artwork publicly.
  • Artists must be able to independently operate an articulated lift, scissor lift, spray gun, and assemble scaffolding.

Interested artists can view the full call and can complete the WHIN Walls RFQ by clicking here . The deadline for this opportunity is December 1, 2019 at 5pm ET. For more information, please contact TAF CEO Tetia Lee at tetial@tippecanoearts.org .
About Wabash Heartland Innovation Network
WHIN serves 10 counties in North Central Indiana in an effort to develop the region into a global epicenter for digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing empowered by data-science and Internet-enabled sensors of all types. In addition, the organization’s regional cultivation initiative is designed to increase the vitality, education and connectivity of the Wabash Heartland region.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at TippecanoeArts.org.