Burlington City Arts


Request for Proposals

Deadline: November 6, 2020 

Burlington City Arts and the Office of Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are partnering on a call to artists for a public mural project. 

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, The City of Burlington has declared racism a public health crisis, in an effort to combat the inequities caused by racism in every facet of our society--from education and housing to employment, justice and health outcomes, as well as within the arts. Many of the systems that create racism reduce the meaning of lives, but the arts have the potential to create meaning, and to express the beauty and trauma of the human experience. BCA appreciates the opportunity to connect with Vermont’s BIPOC artist community and work closely with colleagues from Burlington’s Office of Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging as one small step forward in the organization’s efforts to advance racial equity. 

The goal of this project is to create space for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color to share their unique stories with the world and to create visibility for the impact racism has on our society through artistic expression, resulting in an outdoor exhibition of murals installed in public locations throughout the City of Burlington. 

Click here for more information and to apply.