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Bicentennial Plaza - Request for Qualifications Bicentennial Plaza - Request for Qualifications

Design Proposed by MKSK
Design for Bicentennial Fountain by MKSK Studios

The Bicentennial Plaza public art project will create a place that celebrates Indiana's bicentennial for years to come. The rennovation of the existing plaza, which is located at the intersection of Robert D. Orr Plaza and Senate Avenue on the west side of the Statehouse, will activate a central area to encourage civic participation and interaction for Indiana's citizens and serve as an attraction for visitors.

Request for Qualifications

  • Deadline: Monday, July 13, 2015, 11:59 p.m. (EST)
  • Apply at:
  • Download the RFQ Guidelines: PDF
  • Download the Site Information: PDF

This opportunity is open to practicing professional U.S. artists over 18 working with durable materials. Preference will be given to artists who have a relationship with the State of Indiana (i.e., were born here or lived, worked or attended school or college in the state). In your letter of intent, please articulate this relationship, if any. 

A Request for Qualifications has been issued to select two individual artists or teams of artists to create two, unique site-specific works that will pay tribute to the history and culture of Indiana. The selected artist or artists for the commission will collaborate with the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA), landscape architecture firm MKSK, IAC staff and others regarding engineering specifications, exact location and all details pertaining to the final approved design and placement of the sculpture.

Interested applicants should review the official RFQ Guidelines (PDF) and supplementary Site Information (PDF). Materials will be accepted only through There is no application fee to apply or to use this system.