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Grants to Idaho Artists for Public Art Projects in Eligible Locations

Meridian Transit Stop Shelter Public Art Project


Agency
Local

GrantWatch ID#
212602

Funding Source
City of Meridian
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Geographic Focus
USA: Idaho: Meridian

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 3:00 PM MST - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of $2,000 to Idaho individual artists to develop original public art projects in eligible locations. Funding is intended to commission artists to create new works of art that will be installed and displayed on transit stop shelters. Each project includes fabrication and installation. The artworks will be displayed in the City of Meridian.

The artwork should convey the theme “Getting Around Meridian” and serve to highlight transportation and imagery related to Meridian. Possible thematic elements that artists could draw inspiration from might include agriculture, transportation, surrounding landscape, the history of Meridian, and/or iconic Meridian scenes and artifacts. Artists may wish to visit the History Center at Meridian City Hall for inspiration.

The selected artists will create a unique, bright, colorful, eye-catching design, to be fabricated into a vinyl wrap that will cover all of the rear exterior glass panels of the transit shelter, and 50% coverage on the glass side panels of the shelter (required to allow transit shelter users access to visual sightlines when looking for buses or riders). The 50% coverage could be achieved with either a full-color image halfway up the side panel or a full-coverage design that uses positive and negative cut-out space. 

Each selected artist will work with a City-hired fabricator to provide direction and oversight for the proper digital file preparation, color proofing, installation, and orientation of the artwork. The artist must be able to provide a digital artwork file to meet the fabricator’s specifications. The fabricator will format the digital file, print the file on vinyl, and manage the fabrication and installation of the vinyl wrap. The artist will convey the copyright to the work to the City.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The opportunity is open to artists working in all disciplines, 18 years of age and older, and residing within 20 miles of Meridian, Idaho.

Additional Geographic Information:

One shelter is at E. 3rd Street and W. Pine Avenue, and one shelter is at Ten Mile Crossing (2727 W. Navigator Drive).

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to apply is February 16, 2024, at 3 pm.

Questions regarding applications must be submitted by February 9, 2024, at noon.

Artists will be selected in March and installation will take place in August/September 2024.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,000

Number of Grants
The City anticipates commissioning two different artists to create one artwork each for the two transit stop shelter locations.

Estimated Size of Grant
Selected artists will receive a commission of $2,000 each to create artwork.

Term of Contract
Once installed, the artwork is expected to last 5 – 8 years, though the vinyl may be removed or replaced sooner.

Contact Information
Submit applications to MAC@meridiancity.org. The subject line MUST READ: Meridian Transit Stop Shelter Public Art Project.

Or mail or deliver to:
Meridian Parks and Recreation Department
33 E. Broadway Ave., Ste. 206
Meridian, Idaho 83462

Submit questions to Cassandra Schiffler at cschiffler@meridiancity.org.

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