The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Request for Qualifications: FY20 MuralsDC Artists

By Editorial Team on March 17, 2020

Deadline: Fri, 17 April 2020

Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 4pm

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.

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. This is an International Call for Graffiti and Aerosol Mural Art Artists and Artist Teams (selection preference will be given to artists that are residents of the District of Columbia).

Finalist Notification:
Friday, May 15, 2020

Applicants may submit one (1) MuralsDC application per fiscal year. Award amounts vary: $10,000 – $25,000.

For more information and application instructions, please see the FY 2020 MuralsDC Artists Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

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.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is an independent agency within the District of Columbia government that evaluates and initiates action on matters relating to the arts and humanities and encourages the development of programs that promote progress in the arts and humanities.

As the official arts agency for Washington, DC, CAH is supported by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.