Frankfort, KY, Unknown
The Franklin County Arts Council (Frank Arts) is seeking qualified muralists or teams to create outdoor murals for three walls in Frankfort, KY.
BUDGET: $8,000 to $20,000 per mural (depending on size and complexity)
ELIGIBILITY: Experienced professional artists/teams over 18
DEADLINE: 07/15/2019 11:00 PM Central Time
The Franklin County Arts Council (Frank Arts) seeks to connect, engage and instill an appreciation for art throughout the Frankfort/Franklin County community. The group’s mission is to use public art to create vibrant spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy and to encourage economic development. This project is part of Arts Downtown, a multi-year public art initiative. This is Phase One of a larger project that also includes five sculptures under a separate call.
Murals will be installed in the fall of 2019 and will remain for an anticipated period of 7-10 years, at minimum. However, in some cases the work may be removed prematurely; if, for example, the building should change ownership.
There is no specific theme for this mural; however, each design should fit the location. Interactive murals that allow the public to engage with the work and present photo opportunities are of particular interest, as are those using trompe l’oeil techniques. A site visit is not required but is recommended.
Artwork Location Description
Final locations are not yet secured, however, all three murals will be located in the downtown Frankfort area, most likely on historic buildings. Locations will be announced prior to the second phase of the selection process (proposal development). Walls chosen will likely be quite large, however, artists invited to submit proposals in Phase Two may use their creativity to address only portions of the surface.
Kentucky’s capital city, Frankfort was founded in 1786 by General James Wilkinson and is located between the state’s two largest cities, Lexington and Louisville. With a population of 28,000 in the city and 50,000 in Franklin County, it’s one of the smallest state capitals. Major industries in the Frankfort/Franklin County include Buffalo Trace Distillery, Jim Beam Distillery and state government. Frank Arts supports the local effort to establish Frankfort/Franklin County as the public art capital of Kentucky.
Frank Arts is operated by an advisory board that is spearheading the Downtown Arts program. Funding for the murals is provided primarily by local benefactor Richard Rosen, with additional funding from local businesses, grants, and other local contributors where the murals will be placed.
Submissions will be judged/scored on the following, with a maximum score of 100 points:
Artist submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of art and design professionals, key funders/sponsors, and property owners.
What to Submit
Please note: submitted materials will not be returned and incomplete applications may not be considered.
How to Submit
Submissions may only be submitted electronically through CaFÉ. All materials must be received by 11:59:00 p.m. Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on July 15, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.
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