Call for Mural Artists! CRE8IV Transformational Art






CRE8IV Transformational Art works to encourage and enhance cultural life through public art by facilitation, recognition, and financial support of such. As part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB), the CRE8IV initiative is looking to produce murals throughout the Rockford, IL region.  RACVB is soliciting artists with mural experience to produce large-scale works of art on exterior walls.  


The murals will be placed throughout the Rockford, IL region.  Each location will be selected based on its high visibility, overall wall condition and overall pedestrian traffic within the neighborhood. CRE8IV has curated 24 murals and 16 sculptures for the community.



The targeted locations are within specific neighborhoods throughout the Rockford region.  Sizes range from 20’X30’ to 50’X100’

  • Artists will be commissioned to exhibit original pieces of art.
  • Works are required to be created with the best quality paints to help with longevity and overall look of piece.
  • Murals that are vulgar, politically polarized, contain profanity or otherwise offensive language or symbols will not be considered.
  • Content must be appropriate for all ages. The review committee reserves the right to inspect all work and instruct the removal of elements not approved in original sketch.
  • Artists are strongly encouraged to showcase a diverse mix of styles including abstract, exuberant, positive, uplifting, and inspirational work.
  • We recognize the sizes are vastly different and would commission at different costs.  We are looking to get a sense of your projects of various sizes and will assign a wall / provide dimensions prior to you creating anything specific for this project.


Artist hereby grants RACVB a royalty free, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use images of the Artwork, for non-commercial purposes, to market, promote and advertise the exhibition of the Artwork.

Upon the installation of the Artwork, RACVB shall provide Artist with high-resolution digital images of the Artwork. RACVB hereby grants Artist a royalty free, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the images of the Artwork provided by RACVB to Artist to market, promote and advertise the Artwork.

RACVB shall promote and publicize the exhibition of the Artwork, which shall include: (i) hosting a news conference to celebrate the installation of the Artwork, (ii) producing and distributing handouts/brochures with information about and images of the Artwork; (iii) contacting local and regional newspapers and media companies about the Artwork; (iv) inclusion in RACVB promotional materials including on and across its social media platforms.


The intent is to leave murals as a permanent piece of art for the foreseeable future.  However, the building owner has the right to paint or change their wall as they see fit.  There is no guarantee of longevity of the display.


Artists are required to submit a proposal that includes all requirements for the project.  This should be an itemized list that includes, any/all fees other than what is noted below.

We will have your wall prepped and primed to your preferred color and provide an appropriate lift.  We will also provide 1 hotel room for you throughout your stay (anticipated 7 nights, not applicable to local applicants).  Your proposal should include a lump sum requirement for your original work, travel and paint/supplies.  We will consider additional items, such as additional hotel rooms, but this must be included in your proposal.

If selected, the payment schedule is as follows:

25% will be paid upon signing contract

75% will be paid upon completion.


Application Deadline:              Midnight, April 1, 2022

Review and Selection:            April 1-21, 2022

                                                (Selected projects must be approved by Review Committee and City of Rockford)

Artist Notification:                   No later than April 22, 2022

                                                (Dependent on approvals from City Council and Zoning Board)

Installation Dates:                   June 1-15, 2022

The RACVB Arts Fund reserves the right to update or revise the schedule, as necessary.  We want all artists on site during the same timeframe.


A selection panel composed of community members and facilitated by the RACVB will choose the finalists. Artists will be contacted once the decision has been made in a timely fashion to allow for planning of installation of sculpture.

Selection criteria including but are not limited to:

  • Creates a sense of joy for those viewing the piece
  • Suitable for all audiences
  • Represents abstract, exuberant, positive, uplifting, and inspirational work
    • Nods to the Rockford region are encouraged
  • Artist reputation, resume, exhibition history
  • Overall appeal and aesthetic quality
  • Able to meet overall project budget requirements
  • Ability to complete the project during the install period (June 1-15)


The CRE8IV Mural Application (follows the Call for Art) including required supporting information must be received by midnight, April 1, 2022.

Email to:

                                Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau – CRE8IV Murals


(Please indicate “2022 CRE8IV Mural Application – Submittal” in the subject line)


Mail to:

                                Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Charitable Foundation         

                                Attention:  CRE8IV Murals/Nicole Blough

                                102 Main Street                              

                                Rockford, IL 61101           

For more information on CRE8IV and to view information on the City’s current murals, please visit:


If you have questions, please contact the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at:              

                Phone:                  (815) 963-8111 or



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Women of Wyoming Mural





Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Lead Artist for “Women Of Wyoming” Mural/Public Art Project

Theme: "Women of Wyoming"
Location: West wall of 260 W 1st St, Casper, WY 82601
Size: Approximately 48' x 11' or larger if funding allows
Finish Date: Mural must be completed by August 15th, 2022.
Budget: Three finalists will receive $350 to complete final proposals. Final mural artist/s project budget is equal to $30.00 a square foot or approximately $15,800. This budget could grow with future fundraising. 
Deadline for RFQ: April 1, 2022
Rights: Casper Mural Project retains all rights to the artwork that is selected. 

Wyoming has historically created a space for women to be the first of their kind. We lead the nation giving women the right to vote. We elected an entirely female town government dubbed the “petticoat government.” We are home to female tribal leaders, ranchers, artists, writers, conservationists and jump starters. For our 2022 mural theme, the Casper Mural Project wishes to salute these inspiring  “Women of Wyoming.” 

The Casper Mural Project presents a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a lead artist(s) to work on a mural to be displayed in a prominent location on the west wall located at 260 W 1st Street, downtown Casper. 

Three Qualified Artists will be Paid $350 to Submit Mural Proposals:
Up to three qualified artists will be selected by the Casper Mural Project Art Selection Committee, and paid $350 to submit a proposal that includes a to scale rendering, thematic statement, mural budget, and timeline for their mural concept (due April 30, 2022). 

The three artist proposals will then be reviewed by the Casper Mural Project Art Selection Committee, the property owners, tenants, and members of the board for a final artist selection process. $350 payments will be issued after the completion of the submitted proposal materials (scaled rendering, thematic statement, mural budget, and timeline).

Final Mural Artist Selected
One muralist(s) will be selected and will work collaboratively with the Casper Mural Project board, Art Selection Committee, building tenants, and property owners to plan and complete the physical mural artwork. Selected artists will complete the contractual agreement, and be issued a down payment to begin work. 


The Casper Mural Project's mission is to foster and encourage community expression through the creation of public art in the form of murals. These murals will tell stories that inspire deeper compassion among Casper neighbors, wider cultural understanding and empathy, and focus on stories of inspiration, social justice, and community peace. 

Any artist or team of artists demonstrating the ability to execute a successful mural project are encouraged to apply. We encourage emerging artists and artists representing marginalized communities, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people identifying as LGBTQ+, to apply.

The Casper Mural Project program defines mural as a one-of-a-kind work of art, hand-created, and applied directly to the surface of a physical structure. Mural may be composed of paint or various mixed media, including three-dimensional elements, which are graded for exterior use and harmoniously integrated into the physical structure.

The Casper Mural Project will provide limited supplies and preparation to the wall. The Casper Mural Project will obtain all required permits, powerwash the wall, prime the wall, and apply the wall's graffiti coat. Casper Mural Project will also provide scaffolding and a limited supply of other supplies and volunteers if needed. (Please state this in your budget if you need assistance beyond what we are providing.)

Artists who currently live in Casper or have ties to Casper will be given preferential treatment, but the Casper Mural Project welcomes anyone to apply. 

The Casper Mural Project would like any proposed art to examine our community's distinctive history, geography, climate, and social well-being. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate unique artistic viewpoints, expose our audience to fresh and well-considered ideas, and challenge what is expected. 



· RFQ Published: March 1, 2022

· RFQ Deadline: April 1, 2022

· Finalists Notified: April 6, 2022

· Finalists Interviewed: April 8 – 9, 2022 

· Finalists Proposal Deadline and Payment: April 30th, 2022

· Selected Artists Notified: May 7, 2022

· Project Deadline: August 15, 2022

Prize summary: 
Deadline: 04/01/2022
Entry Fee: No


Casper Mural Project reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to accept the proposal deemed to be in our best interest and may recommend non-funding if we do not receive proposals that meet the goals of the project. Casper Mural Project reserves the right to alter the make-up of a selection panel or re-issue this RFQ and may recommend non-funding if we do not receive proposals that meet the goals of the project or if funding is altered. Casper Mural Project is an equal opportunity employer.

Prize Summary: 
Up to $15,800 in Prizes
Prizes Details: 

The Project Budget is $15,800 for all artist fees including design services, community engagement, site preparation, fabrication, travel, lodging, meals, and installation. Casper Mural Project will provide any necessary supplies, permits, and documentation. Casper Mural Project will execute a deliverables-based contract valued at $15,800 with the artist. Artists will be paid 50% upon contract signing, and 50% upon completion. 

Casper Mural Project reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to accept the proposal deemed to be in our best interest and may recommend non-funding if we do not receive proposals that meet the goals of the project. Casper Mural Project reserves the right to alter the make-up of a selection panel or re-issue this RFQ and may recommend non-funding if we do not receive proposals that meet the goals of the project or if funding is altered. Casper Mural Project is an equal opportunity employer.


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Creating Change From The Bottom Up Mural Exhibition





The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and J Mane Gallery & Consulting present:
“Creating Change From the Bottom Up” Mural Exhibition | Open Call for Artists


The “Creating Change From the Bottom Up” Project presents an opportunity for selected artists or artist teams to design and create in an innovative, urban style painted mural for The Diaper Bank of Connecticut Volunteer Center located in North Haven, CT. The mural surface is inside a warehouse building occupying a wall space of 40 ft. (W) x 8.5-11 ft. (H).

The Diaper Bank Volunteer Center is a central hub of activity and primary workspace for volunteers from all over Connecticut who package and prepare diapers, period supplies, incontinence products and other basic health supplies for delivery to families throughout CT.

The mural design content is open-ended. There are no preconceived notions for how it should look. The goal of the project is for the mural to feel fluid, organic, and connected to the mission of The Diaper Bank of Connecticut. It should be about community members helping other community members and have a statewide feel without obvious diaper imagery. The mural will be painted with an emphasis on artist collaboration.

Full Description

The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and J Mane Gallery & Consulting are seeking artists or artist teams to participate in a new and innovative mural project in North Haven, CT. Eligible artists will be based in CT. Artists of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to apply. For this project, The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and J Mane Gallery & Consulting are seeking an artist or artist team to complete the mural by Summer 2022 for a Grand Unveiling event TBA.

This mural project encourages collaboration between mural artist(s), experimentation, and seeks a unique artistic vision. The scope of the project covers approximately 400 square feet. The design is not required to incorporate the entire surface of the space. 
All works must be envisioned as permanent and will be visible for at least 3 years. The artist or artists will be given 1 month to complete the mural. The artist or team will receive payment of $2,000 total to execute their mural (includes mural design mock-up, supplies, and artist fee for mural completion). Selected artists will be paid ½ of the artist payment upon signing an artist agreement, and the remaining ½ upon completion of the project.

Electricity and security will be provided on-site. A bathroom and cleanup station will also be available.

Application Requirements

Artists applying must be based in the United States.

Artists must submit 3 examples images of work completed in the last year. 

Letter of interest

Bio or CV

Contact information

Be available in the months of April and May to complete design and painting of the mural.

To Apply

J Mane Gallery will hold an ongoing open call for artist portfolios online. J Mane Gallery’s curatorial team, including Mary Elizabeth Peterson, a New haven based professional artist and co-owner of Homewatch CareGivers of New Haven and the Shoreline, will make the final artist selection. 

The deadline to be considered for the project is Thursday, March 31, 2022. 

At the time of application, artists are not required to submit mural designs for review but it is encouraged. Once selected, mural applicants will be required to submit a preliminary design. Final designs must be approved by The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and the jurors prior to an artist beginning work on their mural. J Mane Gallery will help facilitate communication between selected artists for potential collaboration on designs.


Call Opens: Monday, November 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Artist Notification: April 15, 2022

Design Deadline: April 30, 2022

 Final Decision: May 15, 2022

Design & Painting Schedule for Artists:

May 15, 2022 – July 31, 2022

Delivery Deadline: Jul 31, 2022

Entry Fees

An entry fee of $10 for up to 3 images.*

No more than a total of 3 images will be accepted.

Payment is required at the time of entry.


IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg.

Example: Mane_J_Untitled.jpg.

J. Mane Gallery utilizes the Submittable platform to receive, process and jury all competition entries.

*Entry fees collected cover administrative costs.

Artists who submit an entry and images to J. Mane Gallery must agree to J. Mane Gallery's Terms Of Service, and Competition Rules.

Prize Summary: 
$2000 Stipend

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Wakes Week inspired Mural Commission - Open Call for Expressions of Interest





Deco Publique invites Expressions of Interest for The Wakes Week inspired Mural Commission. 

Deco Publique is an art and culture company based by the sea in Morecambe and working in and around the North.  We make public art that animates coastal spaces, rural landscapes and urban centres. Our portfolio includes the National Festival of Making and Vintage by the Sea Festival; the commissioning programme - Art in Manufacturing; the co-design programme - The FOLD; and the co-production of landscape artworks, Headlands to Headspace.

Deco Publique will commission an artist to produce a mural exploring the heritage of The Wakes Week - a holiday period with a strong tradition of mill towns visiting Morecambe and other Lancashire towns, attracted by the healing powers of the sea. 

We are seeking proposals which:

  • Explore the heritage themes whilst being visually contemporary in line with our aspiration to create vibrant public space.
  • Demonstrate the artist/collectives’ experience in delivering large scale commissions and producing high quality outcomes with cultural and artistic credibility

The artist will use the thematic reference of The Wakes Week to inform the mural, which will highlight Morecambe as a contemporary destination and staycation location for Summer 2021 and beyond. This is particularly prevalent in light of current and future travel restrictions - attracting visitors and promoting the resort's natural beauty and seaside attractions.

As well as a mural, responses to the brief may include:

  • community engaged work
  • digital work that can be shared online
  • graphic posters and printed assets reference points can be seen in the tradition of 19th century posters

We are committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are committed to working with people who identify with protected characteristics, diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Budget: £4500 fixed fee (See inclusions and exclusions on the full brief)

Deadline: 16th February (midnight)

Project Timescale: February 2021 to April 2021.


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2021 Lead Artists for NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project





Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Lead Artists for NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine


NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine (AIM), with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, is seeking a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for lead artists to work on the NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project (CMP). Continuing the tradition established in the 1930s when the Works Progress Administration supported hundreds of murals across New York City’s public hospitals, the CMP will connect artists and local community members to re-imagine hospitals and promote greater neighborhood wellness.

Visual artists will engage with patients, staff, and local residents to create an integrated internal or external mural at selected NYC Health + Hospitals facilities. The aim of the program is to use a collaborative mural making process as a tool to build trust and engagement between the hospitals and their communities, build neighborhood pride, and reduce the stigma associated with hospitals through community building activities.

Proposed themes can include:

Heart & Soul
Health Care Heroes
​Power of Community

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine anticipates selecting nine (9) professional visual artists to work closely with nine (9) NYC Health + Hospitals facilities to engage staff and community members in a participatory design process and to create and install nine (9) health themed murals. Murals will be installed in both internal and external locations at the facilities, all of which will be highly visible public areas. This collaboration will last from February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021. This RFQ is soliciting nine (9) professional visual artists that have a portfolio of work executing large-scale murals, have connections with the boroughs and communities of New York City, and experience facilitating workshops and events that engage diverse communities in the creative process.

Project Budget:
The Project Budget is $8,000.00 per location for artist fees including design services, community engagement, site preparation, fabrication, travel, and installation. NYC Health + Hospitals AIM will provide any necessary supplies, permits, insurance, and documentation. NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department will execute a deliverables-based MOU valued at $8,000.00 with the lead artist. Lead artists will be paid 1/2 upfront, and 1/2 upon completion. NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department will cover all costs related to art supplies and additional materials for workshops and community events, equipment for the installation, special insurance, permits for mural sites and other relevant costs relating to the production of the murals.

Who May Apply:
Professional visual artists or artist teams working in any media, legally authorized to work in the United States, and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Artists with ties to neighborhoods and communities of the participating NYC Health + Hospitals facilities are encouraged to apply, as well as artists with experience in community engagement practices. NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to the values of inclusion and advancing diversity in the field of arts and health. We highly encourage applicants that are traditionally underrepresented* to submit to this RFQ.

*Including, but not limited to: Immigrant, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with Disability, Socioeconomic Disadvantage)

The project period will occur from February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021.  

Deadline for Submission of RFQ:

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

**Late applications may be disqualified from considerations.** 

Finalist Interviews will be held during of February 8 and February 12, 2021.

Selected artists will be notified on February 15, 2021

Project Locations:

Please choose at least one or as many preferred locations:

(Size of each mural will not exceed 300 square feet)

Harlem Hospital (Interior Wall)
506 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037

Segundo Ruiz Belvis (Interior Wall)
545 East 142 St, Bronx, NY 10454

Gotham/Morrisania (Interior Wall)
1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

Gotham Health, St. Nicholas
281 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027

East New York (Interior Wall)
2094 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Gotham Health, Dyckman-Clinica de Las Americas
175 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY 10034

Cumberland (Interior Wall)
100 N Portland Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205

Gotham Vanderbilt (Interior Wall)
165 Vanderbilt Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304

Sydenham (Interior Wall)
264 118th St, New York, NY 10026

Project Calendar:
Mural Artists will be required to be on site for 5 public events, plus additional days to present to the facility CEO, prepare mural panels before the Paint Party, finish painting after the Paint Party, and installation. Time required for preparation, finishing, and installation will be dependent on mural size and detail.

Each mural project will be executed over a period of three (3) months, on a rolling basis from February 8, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The NYC Health + Hospitals facility will choose their start date and mural artists may be paired accordingly.

All mural artists will be required to attend virtual training and onboarding in February 2021, exact date TBD.

Artists are expected to develop mural concepts, themes, imagery through engaging with the H + H staff, patients, and greater community during virtual Focus Groups and CEO Presentation. Designs will not be considered final until approved by the facility CEO. The CEO will be asked to limit rounds of revisions to a maximum of two (2).

View calendar and more information via this link.


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SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research at the Des Moines Marina Fencing Artwork





The Des Moines Arts Commission is looking for an artist to create imagery for the new fencing that surround the location of SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research located on the Des Moines Marina Floor. 



SR3 is a marine wildlife hospital that will provide response and rehabilitation for sick or injured marine animals. This will be the first facility of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, putting Des Moines on the front lines of rescuing and protecting our incredible marine wildlife!  


We are looking for an experienced artist to provide 2D artwork for up to 400 feet of [Size of fence] mesh fence wrap that will be a visual barrier for the facility. The desired artwork will be expected to feature some or all of the animals that the organization works with including seals, sea lions, sea turtles, sea otters, dolphins, harbor porpoise, killer whales, and humpback whales. 


Artwork should speak to a large demographic of ages and include interactive segments for marine mammal education and room for informational placards. 


Design work image will be printed to a mesh fencing and will be converted to a digital format. The file must be able to transfer to high-resolution format with a minimum of 300dpi at 1/12th scale. File Formats and Size below.


Prize Summary: 
$5,000 including design review and execution

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