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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), seeks mural artists, graffiti artists and/or artists/artist teams who work with aerosol to design, create and install exterior public art murals as part of the MuralsDC program. FY2023 MuralsDC seeks bold, new, and next-level designs from artists across mediums that embrace traditional aerosol graffiti styles in their mural practice.  Muralists must demonstrate experience executing large-scale exterior murals. Muralists with experience that showcase content that touches themes of Community Pride, Community Voices, Local History, Environmental Scenes, and colorful design are encouraged.

The MuralsDC program was established to beautify neighborhoods and communities in the District of Columbia with artistic works. This initiative also aims to:

  1. Positively demonstrate the culture and techniques of graffiti art to the District
  2. Promote respect for public and private property
  3. Heighten community pride through public art

Applicants may submit one (1) MuralsDC application per fiscal year.
Award amounts range from $7,500 to $35,000 and are determined by size of mural and complexity of the site.
Prospective applicants should read through these guidelines in their entirety prior to applying.

RFQ Release: TBA
Staff Contact: Deirdre Darden, Public Art Coordinator, [email protected]