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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), seeks graffiti and aerosol mural artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals as part of the MuralsDC program.
BUDGET: $10,000 to $25,000
ELIGIBILITY: Artists over 18 who are U.S. citizens or otherwise legally able to work in the U.S.
DEADLINE: April 17, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
Download full RFQ here.
The MuralsDC program was established to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, revitalize sites within communities in the District of Columbia, and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting. This initiative aims to positively engage the District’s youth by teaching proper professional art techniques, providing supplies, and a legal means to practice and perform artistic skills in a way that promotes respect for public and private property and community awareness. There are nearly 90 MuralsDC projects across all eight wards of the District of Columbia.
Selected artists will be expected to engage designated youth (ages 14-18) to help them understand the art of aerosol graffiti mural painting and provide youth with opportunities to assist in activities such as site preparation and mural outlining.
The selection process consists of two stages. CAH will convene a MuralsDC Artist Selection Panel, representing diverse arts-related backgrounds and expertise to review the qualified applications.
Stage One: The Artist Selection Panel will review and evaluate each application based on artist selection criteria/work samples and will recommend a roster of Finalists to the MuralsDC staff to be considered for a site-specific project.
Stage Two: MuralsDC Staff will approve the roster of finalists and will work to create appropriate matches between artist/artist teams and site owners. Upon selection of the final artist/artist team for a site, the artist and site owner will develop a scope of work and project budget to reflect their design approach for the mural site. MuralsDC Staff will review and approve the final artist/artist team’s scope of work and budget.
Artist selection will be based on artistic merit, community impact and ability to manage a large scale mural project based upon the following:
What to Submit
How to Submit
All materials must be received by Friday, April 17, 2020 at 4 pm (EDT). Applications are only accepted from the online application portal. If you are new to the system, you must create a (free) account. CAH does not accept mailed, emailed or hand-delivered copies of applications and/or the required attachments. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered or reviewed.
CAH will accept reasonable accommodation requests from applicants with disabilities in advance of the application due date to assist them in submitting grant applications via mail, email or hand-delivery. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact CAH and await request approval.
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