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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is seeking proposals from artists for Phase 1 of a pilot program, SHOUT-OUT: Fort Wayne!, to work collaboratively with two neighborhood association leaders and residents to express a story, idea, or characteristic of each neighborhood through temporary public art installations.


SHOUT-OUT: Fort Wayne! was created to empower neighborhoods to develop and activate their unique identities through public art. The program creates opportunities for inclusion, engagement, education, and dialogue between neighborhood residents through a deeply participatory program.

The emphasis for Phase 1 is on neighborhood engagement and temporary art installations rather than artistic skill. The selected artist will demonstrate experience working productively with diverse groups of people in the imagination, creation, and installation stages of projects. Community engagement is the objective for the entire process rather than being limited to idea input at the beginning. The artist will work with individual neighborhood association leaders to select a set of engagement activities that align with resident interests and aspirations for temporary art installations.

The program will run August 2023 – December2025. To read more about the SHOUT-OUT: Fort Wayne! pilot program, visit Pending Projects - Fort Wayne Community Development

The artist request for proposal selection schedule:

  • ● June 16, 2023: Requests for Proposal Due
  • ● June 26-28, 2023: Artist Interviews
  • ● July 7, 2023: Artist Notification
  • ● July 17, 2023: Execute Signed Contract with Artist

For more details on the application process, selection criteria and submitting a proposal, please visit this  LINK.