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Call for Mural Artists! CRE8IV Transformational Art

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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.  

LOCATION

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.

PROJECT SCOPE AND REQUIREMENTS

PUBLIC ART MURALS

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.

PUBLICITY

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 www.gorockford.com and across its social media platforms.

EXHIBITION

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.

COMMISSION

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.

SCHEDULE

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.

SELECTION

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)

APPLICATION

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

                                nblough@gorockford.com

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

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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:

https://www.gorockford.com/things-to-do/public-art/

               

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

                Phone:                  (815) 963-8111 or

                Email:                    nblough@gorockford.com

Deadline: 
01/April/2022

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Fee Detail: 
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Women of Wyoming Mural

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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. 
 

Theme:
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.” 

Summary:
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. 

Context:

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. 

 

Timeline:

· 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: 
$15,800
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.

Deadline: 
01/April/2022

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TEMPORAL INTEGRAL MURAL EXHIBITION OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST

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Sundance Square and Artspace111 Consulting are seeking artists or artist teams to participate in a new and innovative mural project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Eligible artists will be based in Texas. Artists of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to apply. For this project, Sundance Square and Artspace111 Consulting are seeking at least 6 artists to complete murals during the second round of the T.I.M.E Mural Project in 2021-2022.

 

This mural project encourages collaboration between mural artists, experimentation, and seeks unique artistic vision. As the murals begin to evolve and connect to each other, each mural will become part of a larger whole. The scope of the entire project covers 2 warehouse buildings, with each artist being assigned a mural section, each selected mural surface varies slightly in size. Mural designs are not required to incorporate the entire surface of the designated space. Selected artists are encouraged to consider the murals that come prior to and after their work in sequence – the goal of this project is to encourage artist collaboration.

 

The T.I.M.E. project will constantly be evolving, and murals may be partially or completely painted over at some point in the future. All works must be envisioned as temporary and will be visible for at least 6 months. Each artist will be given 1 month to complete their mural.

Each selected artist will receive payment of $2000 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 their portion of the project.

A small lift will be available, but use will need to be coordinated with Artspace111. Electricity and security will be provided on-site. Bathroom and cleanup station available in Sundance Square.

Artists selected to complete a mural who need to travel more than 30 miles to work on their mural will have access to free lodging in Fort Worth.  Lodging will be available for up to one month. Lodging for qualifying artists provided by Sundance Square.

 

To Apply:

Sundance Square and Artspace111 will hold a rolling open call for artist portfolios through CAFE. It is free to apply.

The second round of the open call is November 2, 2021 - January 5, 2022. All entries during the second round will be considered for six mural locations of the T.I.M.E project. Sundance Square will make the final artist selections for each round. 

The deadline to be considered for the second round is Wednesday, January 5, 2022. (Artists who applied to the first round of the call do not need to reapply to be considered for the second round - they are automatically considered.)

At the time of application, artists are not required to submit mural designs for review. Once artists are selected, mural applicants will be required to submit a design. Final designs must be approved by Sundance Square prior to an artist beginning work on their mural. Artspace111 will help facilitate communication between selected artists for potential collaboration on designs.

 

Timeline:

Second Round Call Opens: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Deadline for Second Round: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Second round selected artists notified by January 15, 2022

First selected artists to begin mural on February 15, 2022

 

 Mural location addresses and additional photos of the mural sites are available upon request.

 Questions? Email ariel@artspace111.com for more information.

 

Deadline: 
05/January/2022

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Call for Entry: Large-scale Mural Local Flora and Fauna (Burleson, TX)

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Call Summary
Keep Burleson Beautiful, in partnership with the City of Burleson, invites artists to submit their work for consideration in our upcoming exhibition for a large-scale mural of local flora and fauna on the Hidden Creek Blvd. concrete bridge embankment at Bailey Lake. This exhibition will feature a large-scale mural engaging the concepts of local urban wildlife, native flora and fauna, and stewardship of our natural park spaces.

Keep Burleson Beautiful is interested in the beautification of public spaces as well as promoting wildlife conservation in Burleson parks. The goal of this project is to give life to an urban space while celebrating the native plants and animals that dwell alongside the human community members in this space. We hope to inspire all people who pass this site to become great stewards of public parks.

The City of Burleson values public art and the important role public art plays in creating a vibrant community. The creation of public art at Bailey Lake Park and the surrounding publicly owned areas will enhance the aesthetics of the area and increase the park’s contribution to the overall vibrancy of the community.

Artwork Location Description
The approximate measurement and available concrete embankment canvas is 6,500 sq. ft. The minimum condition for the commissioned artwork is required to be located on the side embankment adjacent to Bailey Lake however; preference is to have the entire embankment painted.

Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2021

Honorarium: $15,000

Submission Requirements
1. Tell us why you are interested in painting the mural in Burleson
2. Provide an artist’s CV
3. Submit digital images of past work grouped in a PDF or PowerPoint presentation.
4. Provide type of medium to be used
5. Provide specific scope and rendering of proposed art work

Artist Selection Criteria
1. Ability to understand a locale’s sense of place, design in a context-sensitive manner and focus on the goal of the project.
2. Demonstrate successful creative, innovative, and effective approach in comparable projects.
3. Proven mastery or skill in large-scale painting.

Approval and Awards Process
After the submission deadline is complete, the Keep Burleson Beautiful Board will vote on the submissions and notify the chosen artist. The chosen artist/artwork will then go to the Parks Board and City Council for final approval before notice is given to the public. The Keep Burleson Beautiful Board will arrange the details needed to complete themural. Completion of the mural is expected to be completed within 60 days after the date of notice of City Council approval.

The honorarium will be given to the chosen artist after completion of the mural to award the artist.

The exhibition will be permanently on view after completion at Bailey Lake Park and Hidden Creek, Burleson, Texas.

Prize summary: 
$15,000 Honorarium
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Honorarium covers the entirety of the job.

Deadline: 
01/November/2021

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Call for Artists - Mural Project, Hoboken, NJ

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Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee 

Seeking Artist Submissions for 2 New Mural Projects in Hoboken, NJ

For more information, guidelines, timeline, and link to submission forms: http://www.hobokennj.gov/muralproject

If any questions: hobokenartcommittee@gmail.com  

 

Prize summary: 
The award is $6000
Deadline: 
31/August/2021

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Major Jenkins Apts Art Project

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

MERCY HOUSING MAJOR JENKINS APTS ART PROJECT

Project Overview

Architreasures, an arts-based community development organization, along with our partner Mercy Housing, a comprehensive affordable housing provider, is seeking an artist(s) to develop interior artwork for the Major Jenkins Apartments, a supportive housing residence for individuals who have experienced or are at risk for homelessness. The Major Jenkins Apartments is located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood at 5012 N. Winthrop.

The overall goals of the Major Jenkins Art Project are to:

Create visually compelling and uplifting artwork that enlivens two common areas as part of the building’s renovation.

Incorporate a community informed practice in the development of the artwork with designs that connect with the experiences, needs, and interests of the building’s predominantly African American residents.

Collaborate with Mercy Housing to involve staff and residents in the refinement of design concept.

The selected artist(s) will design and produce artwork for 1 or 2 wall spaces within Major Jenkins located in the building’s front entryway and a community room. The artist fee for the project is $2,500-4,000 for the entryway (@50 sq/ft) and $5,000-8,000 (@105 sq/ft) for the community room, to be determined based on design proposal. Material and production expenses for the project will be established with Architreasures upon approval of final selected designs.

Project Timeline

May                   Shortlist of artists provided $500 stipend to develop initial design concepts

Jun                     Artist(s) selected after presentation and interviews with project committee

Jul-Aug              Artist(s) develops and refines artwork design with community engagement

Sept-Nov          Artwork production and fabrication

Dec                 Artwork installation

Artist Profile

The project seeks creative professionals with experience producing artwork for interior spaces through a community- engaged process. Artists may incorporate one or more visual art mediums (i.e., paint, graphic design, photography, metal, wood, glass, fabric etc.) into their practice and must have experience working within neighborhood community settings. Artists of color working in mixed media are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Email the following to hr@architreasures.org by May 21, 2021.

A CV/ resume that includes educational background, professional training, community engagement experience, and other pertinent qualifications.

Links to images and / or portfolio that demonstrates your work and practice.

A statement of no more than 1 page outlining your interest in the project.

For more info. about Architreasures visit www.architreasures.org

Prize summary: 
$2,500-8,000
Prizes Details: 

The artist fee for the project is $2,500-4,000 for the entryway (@50 sq/ft) and $5,000-8,000 (@105 sq/ft) for the community room, to be determined based on design proposal. Material and production expenses for the project will be established with Architreasures upon approval of final selected designs.

Deadline: 
21/May/2021

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