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Call for Graffiti and Aerosol Mural Artists

CALL FOR GRAFFITI and AEROSOL MURAL ARTISTS
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:00pm EDT

Budget:  $8,000 - $25,000 per mural

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) seeks graffiti artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals that inspire the various communities in which they will be placed. Selected artists will be required to work with youth interested in graffiti art (ages 14-18) by introducing and refining each student’s artistic skill in the discipline of graffiti style sketch work and aerosol mural painting.

CONTEXT
MuralsDC was created 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.
The MuralsDC project is based on three platforms:
• Illegal Graffiti Abatement
• Neighborhood Enhancement
• Youth Engagement

There are more than sixty (60) MuralsDC projects across all eight wards of D.C. Each mural tells a unique story of DC’s diverse neighborhoods with the goal of deterring further illegal graffiti or tagging.

TERM OF SEASON
The MuralsDC season extends between May 2017 and October 2017. Murals installations will be scheduled by MuralsDC staff in coordination with selected final MuralsDC graffiti artists and site owners.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information please contact: Keona Pearson

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-724-5613

For complete details, please download the full informational packet below.