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Graffiti and Aerosol Mural 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 in a guided component of the program with 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.

Applicants may submit one (1) MuralsDC qualification application per fiscal year. Multiple awards may be made under this RFQ. Award amounts vary from $2,500 - $20,000.

RFQ Release:    Friday, March 12, 2021
Submision Deadline:    Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:59 pm
Finalist notification:    On or about May 21, 2021

Incomplete or late applications or applications that do not follow the instructions and guidelines will be automatically deemed ineligible for review and funding.

Prospective applicants should read through the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) below in its entirety before submitting an application.

FY21 MuralsDC RFQ


Demographic Overview Form (Individuals)

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Staff Contact: Alissa Maru, Public Art Program Coordinator | [email protected]