Calls for Entry

East Capitol Urban Farm Mural Call to Artists

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Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2015 by 5pm

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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) and the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams residing in Ward 7 of Washington, DC, for an eco-inspired mural to be created on the site of a new urban farm coming to the Capitol View neighborhood in fall 2015.  The selected artist will receive $15,000.00, which includes design, materials and installation.  The selected artist will also be required to work with young apprentices (ages 14-23) as well as involve the community in the completion of the mural.

For complete guidelines, please click here.

Eligibility:
This opportunity is open to professional artists over the age of 18 residing in Ward 7 of Washington, DC. Should the applicant consist of a team of artists, all team members must reside in Ward 7.

Budget:
The total project budget will be $15,000.00, which includes artist fees and costs associated with design, fabrication, transportation to the site, insurance, permits, installation, materials, protective coating, and time working with young people and the community (stipend to young apprentices will not be the responsibility of the artist).

Deadline:
Submissions must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, August 7, 2015.

Application:
Please review the complete application guidelines prior to applying. Applications must be submitted online through SlideRoom. Please follow the link dcarts.slideroom.com and select “East Capitol Urban Farm Mural” to upload all requisite application materials. In order to access the application portal, all applicants will first be prompted to create a SlideRoom account, at no cost. Once logged into the newly created account, applicants will be able to submit all materials outlined above. SlideRoom will allow applicants to save incomplete applications and return to them for completion until 5:00 PM EST on the Friday, August 7th, 2015 deadline. Any incomplete submissions at the time of the deadline will be disqualified.

For questions, please contact the following DCCAH staff members:
Elizabeth Carriger, Public Art Coordinator, [email protected], 202-724-5613
Tonya Jordan, Public Art Manager, [email protected], 202-724-5613

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