The Indiana Arts Commission is partnering with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to find an artist to create a collector medal for the state's 200th anniversary. Applicants have until the end of June to submit their Indiana history designs.

April 22, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that it will partner with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to select an artist to create a commemorative medal recognizing the state’s 200th anniversary.

The call for artists is now open to any permanent, legal resident of Indiana, 18 or older. Applicants must be willing to work with the selection committee to make design changes, if needed, and willing to meet all project deadlines.

Artists may submit up to three designs with their application. Subject matter for the design(s) must be reflective of Indiana’s 200 years of history. To see a complete list of design submission guidelines and requirements, please visit

The winning artist will receive a $5,000 cash award for their design. The selected artist will provide any follow-up medal design needs to assure the highest quality minted medal possible. The winning design, including copyright, becomes the property of the State of Indiana.

The deadline to submit the application and artwork is 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Monday, June 29, 2015. The application must be submitted through Caf?, the online call for entry system used by the Indiana Arts Commission for this program, at

All decisions of the selection committee will be final. The committee reserves the right to re-open the competition if a suitable design cannot be identified in the initial selection process.

For more information about the project, contact Paige Sharp by calling 317-232-1279 or email

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.

Source: Indiana Arts Commission

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