Request for Qualifications: Nickel Plate Trail Tunnel Artwork Phase 1-Fishers, IN

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Fishers, Indiana

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  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Fishers, Indiana, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Ross Hilleary

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) with the City of Fishers (City) seeks an artist, artist team, or creative company to be begin the visual transformation of the newly open Nickel Plate Trail tunnel under E 116th Street. Three locations have been chosen as part of this phased project, shown below, to transform with a mural. The murals should be vibrant in color and allow for an “Instagrammable” moment while also helping establish a sense of place.

    Wall A: Plaza Tunnel West and Wall B: Plaza Tunnel East are identical at 194 sqft each and can be submitted as one proposal or separately. Wall C: Plaza Stairs is a unique wall at 390 sqft that flanks one of two stairs between the tunnel and the Wall A: Plaza Tunnel West Size: 194 SQFT | Budget: $6,500 Wall B: Plaza Tunnel East Size: 194 SQFT | Budget: $6,500 Wall C: Plaza Stairs Size: 390 SQFT | Budget: $13,000


    The Budget for Wall A: Plaza Tunnel West and Wall B: Plaza Tunnel East are $6,500 each or combined at $13,000. Wall C: Plaza Stairs is budgeted at $13,000

    Artist Eligibility
    • 18 Years of Age and live in the United States.
    • Have a demonstrated ability to design a visually appealing mural.
    • Carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project ($1,000,000 per occurrence)
    • Be willing to meet contractual obligations, adhere to the budget, and proposed timeline.


    Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes a written concept and the desired wall(s) by stating your choice of:

    Wall A: Plaza Tunnel West, and/or
    Wall B: Plaza Tunnel East or
    Wall C: Plaza Stairs

    Also include up to ten images of previous work via email with a description list that corresponds with the images to [email protected] or via hard copy delivered to Fishers City Hall (1 Municipal Drive Fishers, IN 46038) Attention Ross Hilleary by August 19, 2022 at 4:30 PM