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FY20 MuralsDC Artists RFQ

FY20 MuralsDC Artists Request for Qualifications

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.  

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. 

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020 | 4:00 pm

All grant awards are made subject to the availability of funds.

Please note that online live chat sessions will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 and Friday, April 10, 2020 to answer any questions applicants may have. For complete details please click here.