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Burlington City Arts

CALLS TO ARTISTS


Mural Painting Opportunity in Downtown Burlington
Deadline to apply: September 17, 2019
Day of Paint: Friday, October 4. Rain date: Saturday October 5.
Stipend: $1000

Burlington City Arts and The City of Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office seek mural artists to paint panels in downtown Burlington. The panels are part of the construction barriers currently surrounding the CityPlace Burlington site on Bank and Cherry Streets. The purpose of the mural project is to help mitigate the impact of construction for the local community by showcasing the breadth of talent in our creative community.Panel dimensions are 8 feet x 10 feet each. 

All artists who are available to paint on site on October 4 (and October 5 rain date) between 10am and 7pm are eligible to apply. Bank Street will be closed to traffic between Pine Street and St. Paul Street to accommodate painters and pedestrians.

Between 20 and 25 artists will be selected based on portfolio quality, professionalism of submission materials, previous experience, ability to contribute to the stated goal of the project, and ability to complete an 8 x 10 mural in a single day.  Murals will not be included that propose the use of words or that advertise, call attention, or direct a person to a business, person, place, thing, or activity. 

Selected artists will receive a $1000 stipend to cover time and materials for each panel. 

Each completed panel will be considered a temporary work and may be used in other locations in the City of Burlington upon completion.   

To submit, login or create an account at burlingtoncityarts.awardsplatform.com and select the Public Art Submission category.

Materials to be submitted in a single 8.5 x 11 PDF document: 

1.    Current resume
2.    Cover letter no more than a page long that includes a brief artist statement, proposed panel content description, and confirmation of October 4-5 availability.
3.    Link to online portfolio or PDF that includes up to 10 past projects no more than 5 pages long.

 

Bank Street Panels  Panel attached to barrier
Bank Street Site

 

For questions, contact Sara Katz at skatz@burlingtoncityarts.org
All submissions must be submitted digitally at burlingtoncityarts.awardsplatform.com.

 


Questions and Answers:

Q: What is the funding source for this project?
A: The project is being funded by the City, using negotiated funds from the development agreement with the developers to mitigate construction impacts.

Q: Is this intended to simply be a beautification project, or can a mural include overtly political content/expression?
A:The purpose of the mural project is to help mitigate the impact of construction for the local community by showcasing the breadth of talent in our creative community. Mural concepts will be selected that best meet these intentions. Murals will not be included that propose the use of words or that advertise, call attention, or direct a person to a business, person, place, thing, or activity.  

Q: Are there any themes the project is looking for in proposals?
A: No, a range of themes is expected and encouraged that showcase the breadth of talent in our creative community.

Q: What are the panels made of ?
A: They are plywood.