Paid Opportunity for artists and residents — Create, Engage, Activate in Downtown Indianapolis

Come spark activity at the Indianapolis City Market and Monument Circle every Wednesday up until October 25th!

How to propose an art or community activity for Spark City Market and Monument Circle:
 The door is open for you or your community or group to share a simple proposal for a pop-up experience — performance, workshop, mini event, or whatever you think might be a great idea for public spaces. Your activity should be playful, inclusive, and interactive. Participants could include crafters, makers, teachers, instructors, gamers, business owners, and artists of all kinds to share a fun, creative, and educational experience for downtown Indianapolis.

Activities on City Market’s East Plaza will occur Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm and activities on Monument Circle will occur during the evening from 5pm to 9pm.

Activities should:
·       Be suitable for public spaces and all ages (no explicit, religious, or political content)
·       Be free to the public
·       Be inexpensive to produce (we have a modest budget for time and supplies and welcome no-cost, partnership ideas as well — budgets are reviewed for each proposal)
·       Be led by a person 18 years or older, or with permission of a parent or guardian

Submissions will be reviewed based on these criteria:
·       Does the idea fit within the spirit and themes of Spark and the city?
·       Will it happen on one or more of the Wednesdays between now and the end of October?
·       Is it social, inclusive, and engaging?
·       Is it easy enough to implement?
·       Will it appeal to people, especially families?
·       Is it connected to the site and to the community?
·       What are the costs for time and materials?

To submit your application, please fill out the survey below:

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* 1. Please provide your name and preferred contact information (email, phone, both)

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* 2. Provide a short description of your idea

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* 3. Tell us about the equipment or materials you’ll use

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* 4. Provide a link to photos or video or reviews of previous presentation; anything else to help us understand your idea.

If you are unable to provide samples of your work in the box below, please send an email to with your first and last name, and project title in the subject line.

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* 5. Spark staff will work with you to identify a specific time and space for your project. If you have specific dates in mind please note it here. 

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* 6. What is your estimated budget for time and materials (we will do our best to meet budget requests)?

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* 7. Tell us about yourself, your experience and background, or anything else we should know.

If accepted. Expect to receive a reply from Spark staff within five days. Communication will be via email. Thank you! Any further questions can be directed to Amber Janzen