The Greencastle Arts Council (GAC), in conjunction with the Putnam County Bicentennial Committee and the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCCVB), recently announced a creative competition that will commission one Putnam County artist or team of artists to design a creative map of Putnam County public art and arts destinations. Artists or artistic teams of any age residing in Putnam County are invited to submit a concept/design proposal for a two-dimensional map that illustrates the locations of public art and arts venues in the county.
Cash awards totaling $625 will be awarded in two rounds. Up to three finalists chosen from the first round will each earn $75 and be invited to move on to the final round, further developing their concepts. The winning artist/team will earn an additional award of $400 upon completion of the project. The winning map will be printed and distributed by the PCCVB and other county organizations.
The map’s purpose is to highlight and promote the art and artists of Putnam County and to attract and direct visitors and residents to explore public art and arts venues. Concept submissions are due August 15, 2016 by 11:59pm, and may be submitted at GreencastleArtsCouncil.org or by mail to PO Box 631, Greencastle, IN 46135. The map will be unveiled and the award presented during Putnam County’s Celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial in December 2016.