Installation Nation: Call for Artists

Primary Colours seeks contemporary artists with experience in creating installation art for a unique exhibition in June. Artists will submit a proposal to create an installation piece within the confines of a 40-foot metal shipping container. From the submitted proposals, Primary Colours will select ten projects and give artists each $500 to create their vision. Proposals are available from the Primary Colours Web site ( and are due on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Artists may conceive and develop a piece free from any thematic or creative restrictions, and multiple artists may collaborate on a piece. The dimensions allotted for each piece are width: 8 feet, depth: 20 feet, height: 8 feet. Electricity will be available to power each selected installation piece. Selected artists must be available to set their installation up in Indianapolis during the week of the event, beginning Monday, June1, 2009.

Pieces will highlight Installation Nation, a weekend exhibition taking place on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, 2009. The event will also feature music, food, and drink.

Primary Colours (, a 501(c)(3) Indianapolis-
based nonprofit arts organization devoted to integrating visual artists and the community to create and sustain a thriving environment for the arts. Its purpose is to create and sustain a thriving environment for the visual arts through unique exhibitions, workshops and special events, including Art vs. Art, Allotropy, Toys, and the Professional Development Series. For more details, go to If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail

Event Dates
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. EDT