Call for Entries: Project IMA – Fashion Unbound

Call for Entries
Project IMA: Fashion Unbound
Indianapolis Museum of Art
October 22, 2010 / 7 pm

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is inviting artists and fashion designers to submit original, one-of-a kind-works for inclusion in Project IMA: Fashion Unbound, a runway fashion show organized by the IMA. The theme for Project IMA: Fashion Unbound is uncanny silhouettes and unexpected materials. Utilizing re-purposed or used materials is strongly encouraged.


Project IMA: Fashion Unbound is open to all artists ages 18 or above. Entries must be the exclusive work of the submitter or submitting team, completed within the last three years or created for this show. All works must be wearable objects to be modeled on a runway, and must exhibit unique, innovative, inspirational and creative artistry.

Evaluation will be based upon creative uniqueness, the originality of the work and the quality of the overall submissions.


Application form must accompany all submissionsPlease email for an application form.

The application is limited to two entries; one or both may be used in the final runway show.  Submissions must be accompanied by high quality digital images or proposed in illustrations accompanied by written descriptions. All submissions should identify artist, contact information, and primary construction materials.

Please submit all materials to by August 20, 2010.


  • Models for the runway show must be provided by the artists.
  • Mandatory attendance for both artists and models: Run-Through / Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 3-5 pm, Runway Show / Friday, October 22, 2010, from 4:30 pm to the close of the event
  • Artists must be willing to participate in collaboration with any and all IMA staff in regard to video recording, interviews, blog postings, and any other supplemental activities deemed appropriate by the IMA Public Affairs, New Media, or Textile and Fashion Arts departments.


Best of Show: A juried award of $500 will be presented the night of the fashion show
Audience Choice: One entry will be selected for recognition by the audience (Award TBA)
*Best in Show and Audience Choice may be awarded to the same artist.


August 20, 2010 Entries must be received electronically by Indianapolis Museum of Art.
August 27, 2010 Notification of acceptance sent to artists by e-mail
October 20, 2010 / 3-5 pm RUN-THROUGH (mandatory)
October 22, 2010 / 7 pm Project IMA: Fashion Unbound (4:30 pm call for models and artists)

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