Deadline is Monday, April 30th!
Concept art images to envelope HART bus due to TBBCA
TAMPA, Fla. (April 17, 2018) – The deadline is set for Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts “TBBCA” Call to Artists for 2018 Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture & Design HART Bus Wrap Art Program. Artists should submit their entries digitally on or before Monday, April 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include with entry their name, address, phone number and email address. Artists’ digitally submitted concept image entries should be an artistic representation of how art and music combine to create community and bring people together. Artists who did not pre-register should contact TBBCA prior to submitting.
The winning design will be announced at the TBFAD 2018 Gala and will be recognized as the Official Inaugural Image of the 2019 “HART Bus Program.” The HART Bus Program will take place for the majority of the calendar year of 2019 and will feature a thirty five foot long clean diesel public bus acting as a rolling canvas in and throughout Hillsborough County.
The winning artist will receive:
- A $2,000 cash award
- Featured bio in the TBFAD HART Bus printed program
- Recognition on TBFAD & participating organizations’ social media sites
- Possibility of concept image artwork will be reproduced as an “official” image on printed and other material
The TBFAD HART Bus Program competition is open to all artists residing in the Tampa Bay region. There is a limit of entry per artist that must be an original art concept image submitted digitally to TBBCA. Entries will be judged by an expert panel of judges and the TBFAD HARTBus Program Committee. HART Bus drivers will make the final decision to select the winning entry. Submissions will be evaluated based on concept, originality, lay out and marketing adaptability. The program is presented by Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture & Design (“TBFAD”) in pARTnership with Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, and with the Gasparilla Music Festival, the Vinik Family Foundation, and VSA Florida – The State Organization on Arts and Disability.
About Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture & Design (TBFAD)
TBFAD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the exploration and appreciation of architecture and the built environment and how it influences shaping our city, our neighborhoods and our lives. TBFAD’s mission is implemented through educational activities and public awareness events engaging citizens of all ages. Established in 2015 with the generous support of the American Institute of Architects Tampa Bay Chapter and the Tampa Community Design Center, TBFAD is committed to nurturing creative cooperation with community and regional organizations to promote and celebrate architecture, the arts and the built environment. The Foundation’s activities focus on public education, research and scholarships.
About Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA)
TBBCA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3), one of 11 national Business Committees for the Arts and private sector network and national pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. Since its founding in 1989, TBBCA has united businesses in support of arts education, and culture and the arts in our community, based on the philosophy that ‘the arts are good for business, and business is good for the arts’. TBBCA connects business and thought leaders in engagement and support of the arts, builds collaborations, innovative pARTnerships and promotes a healthy and successful business and cultural eco-system. TBBCA pARTnerships support programs including Cultural Encounters, TBBCA Chalk Walks, Call to Artists, and The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships. www.tbbca.org
About Vinik Family Foundation
Jeffrey Vinik and his wife Penny move their philanthropy through the Vinik Family Foundation. The couple was once rather focused on Boston where they lived but since they moved to Florida, the Sunshine State has increasingly been in the spotlight. The couple has supported education, including Vinik’s alma maters Duke and Harvard Business School. Arts and culture and human services are other interests.
About Gasparilla Music Festival
The Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Frontier is an annual music festival in downtown Tampa produced by the Gasparilla Music Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The 2017 festival will take place in Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park, Kiley Gardens Park and MacDill Park on March 11th & 12th and will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants. As part of its mission to support and promote music and education, the organization is involved throughout the year in several initiatives, including providing scholarships to music students.
About VSA Florida
VSA Florida is private not-for-profit organization, VSA Florida (VSAFL) conducts art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers; promotes the accomplishments of artists with disabilities through our artist registry, exhibitions, and performances; and increases access to the arts through professional development workshops. VSA Florida is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network (a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.) and is headquartered at the David C. Anchin Center in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.