Request for Proposals: Angad Arts Hotel

In partnership with Angad Arts Hotel ( / @AngadArtsHotel), Art Saint Louis seeks design concept proposals from visual artists at work in the St. Louis region as outlined below, for a new series of numeral-based artworks to be commissioned and created for permanent display in the forthcoming Angad Arts Hotel (AAH) located in the Grand Center Arts District at 3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, in St. Louis, Missouri. The series will include 149 small, wall-mounted artworks, approximately 8 inches wide/high, to be securely fastened to the walls in the corridors outside the guest rooms, one artwork beside each guest room entrance door.


149 room numbers will be given to the winning artist (i.e., 29, 134, 78, etc.) to create a series of artworks wherein each featured room number (one room number per artwork), however rendered stylistically, will serve as the principal focal point in each composition. We are seeking artworks where the rendering of the room number is itself an original artistic expression and visual anchor for the work, and is combined with, surrounded by or otherwise contextualized by other creative elements—a number within an artful setting.

Proposals are sought for work in 2-D media, or low-relief 3-D media, fit for wall-mounted display. This may include but is not limited to calligraphy, drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, video, printmaking, glass, assemblage, collage or fiber. Ideal final output size is approximately 8 inches wide/high, and in no case larger than 10 inches wide/high.

AAH will be the first hotel in the world where guests can book their rooms not only by room type but also by the emotion of color – Blue Tranquility, Green Rejuvenation, Yellow Happiness and Red Passion. Thus, each guest room will be either tones of blues, greens, yellows or reds. As regards design concepts for the artful room numbers, artist may take this color-of-emotion scheme into account but by no means is this a prerequisite for selection.


Winning artist will be awarded a $5,000.00 commission fee. Materials required for the production, reproduction and display of the final artworks, including any third party print services or other reproduction costs, and installation/display hardware, will be selected and purchased by Angad Arts Hotel. Winning artist may, in the case of digitally created/delivered artworks, be required to provide digital vector files of the artwork for reproduction purposes.


Open to individuals 18 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Individuals living farther than 200 miles from St. Louis are not eligible. (Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible.)



Completed proposals must include each of the following components:
• Full name and full contact information
• Social media handles/addresses
• Written description of design concept, 500 maximum word count.
• A minimum of one (1) and maximum of three (3) design concept renderings and/or photographs
• Size (exact dimensions) of proposed final artworks

Proposals missing any of the required elements will not be considered.

The following items are optional (not required)

• Curriculum vitae or resume
• Written summary of relevant experience, including previously completed projects, 500 maximum word count
• Images of previously completed projects are encouraged though not required. A maximum of five (5) images are allowed for previously completed projects.


Submissions will be accepted in PDF form only, as follows:

• All proposal information must be contained within one single PDF, including all renderings, imagery and/or web links
• Proposals may not exceed nine megabytes (9MB) in size
• Proposals must be sent as an attachment via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Please include “Proposal Submission” in the email subject line
• Please do NOT include any additional email attachments

Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by Angad Arts Hotel and Art Saint Louis. Receipt of proposal will be acknowledged via reply email, and all entrants will receive notification of the status of their proposal by the notification deadline as noted under “TIMELINE” below. Winning artist will be presented with a contract outlining the terms of agreement between Art Saint Louis and artist.


The deadline to submit proposals for this project is Friday, May 4, 2018 (11:59 p.m. CST). Please note that this is an email-only entry process. Proposal submissions emailed after 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, May 4, 2018, will not be considered.


• Submission Open: March 23, 2018

• Submission Deadline: May 4, 2018

• Notification to All Entrants: May 31, 2018

• Installation: June 2018

• Hotel Opening: Fall 2018



All communications in regards to this request for proposals will be made by email. Please be sure that you have a working email address. Save This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as safe senders. If you use gmail, please be sure to check your promotions folder for any emails from Art Saint Louis.


Art Saint Louis and Angad Arts Hotel reserve the right to photograph all final artwork delivered by the winning artist for this project, to be included in print and digital publications produced for publicity purposes.


Angad Arts Hotel (AAH) ( is a wholly new hospitality experience that embraces the visual arts, performance, fashion, literature and gastronomy. Ideally located in the heart of St. Louis's Grand Center Arts District, AAH will offer superb, gracious hospitality combined with curation of socially inspiring experiences. It will be the first hotel in the world where guests will be able to book their accommodations not only by room type, but also by emotion of color.


Nonprofit organization Art Saint Louis ( has promoted the work of contemporary visual artists at work in the St. Louis region for over 30 years. Core services include a year-round series of competition-based exhibitions in the organization’s gallery and café in downtown St. Louis as well a variety of public spaces elsewhere in the region.


In submitting proposal for consideration, artist (1) accepts all conditions listed in this Request for Proposals; (2) represents, warrants and covenants that artist is not infringing on any proprietary right, copyright, patent right or any other right of any third party, and artist will indemnify Angad Arts Hotel, Art Saint Louis and their agents, employees, affiliates, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that the submission, ownership, display, sale or the presentation of artist’s artworks violate any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party.

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