CALL FOR ENTRIES
THE ARTS COMMISSION BUS WRAP
As an AIGA Toledo member, The Arts Commission and AIGA Toledo invite you to submit your ideas to wrap this bus! Visit AIGA Toledo for information on an AIGA membership.
For the pilot year of this program (May 2015 – May 2016) The Arts Commission is seeking work from local graphic designers through a partnership with AIGA Toledo that will adorn the buses to be used during the program. The designs will constitute a full ‘bus wrap,’ with design taking place within the parameters of a template that will be provided. For the first year of this program, one bus will be wrapped. The bus wrap will have a life span of approximately three years.
An RFQ for this project has been issued as of July 1, 2015. Designers who are interested in this project should submit their portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Selected designers will be notified accordingly. One $1,000 honorarium will be awarded to the chosen artist after completion of the final design in October.
JULY 15, 2015 // RFQ ENTRIES DUE
In order to be considered we request 3 work samples and/or link to an online portfolio.
JULY 22, 2015 // SELECTIONS MADE
10-12 designers will be selected and contacted to participate in providing concepts.
AUGUST 3, 2015 // CONCEPTS DUE
Conceptual sketches and short description of design due for review by judges.
AUGUST 10, 2015 // FINAL DESIGNER CHOSEN
One (1) designer will be selected to create a design for the inaugural bus roll-out in October 2015 based on their concept design.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 // PRODUCTION READY ARTWORK DUE.
The selected designer will be asked to provide production ready artwork for press.
With questions, contact email@example.com
NOTE: Detailed mechanical specs and sponsorship logo requirements will be provided to the selected designer. The designer will be responsible for final press ready artwork. AIGA Toledo will provide advisory assistance during the design process. For the design selected, the contributing designer will receive credit on promotional materials and websites, and will be asked to share design files with The Arts Commission for use and appropriation related to 3rd Thursday Loop program promotion. The designer otherwise retains all rights to the work.
BUS LOOP DETAILS
In 2015, The Arts Commission will present a new program to the community that is designed to make a significant impact on how Toledoans and tourists experience arts and culture throughout Downtown Toledo and its connected neighborhoods. The 3rd Thursday Art Loop will be a standard monthly bus loop taking place on the 3rd Thursday of each month (beginning May 21) year-round. Bus ‘loops’ for the event will be made possible through a partnership with the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) and will feature roughly 14 stops at major Downtown-area cultural centers and institutions, including Toledo Museum of Art, The Valentine Theatre, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Library, Toledo School for the Arts, the Collingwood Arts Center, and others. In between stops, individual venues will be populated with local art, performance, music, and cultural offerings. The purpose of this program is to provide a monthly event to highlight local art, artists, and cultural offerings in Toledo, familiarize event guests with use of public transit and walkability of the downtown area, and to begin to create connectivity between Downtown and its individual connected neighborhoods, including UpTown, the Old West End, the Historic South End, and East Toledo.