Carbondale Arts Mural Express Project

04/10/2019 - 05/31/2019

Category

application

Admission

  • Free

Location

Carbondale, CO
United States of America

Summary

The Carbondale Creative District + Carbondale Arts are kicking off their Mural Express Project which will produce 4-6 murals in Carbondale, Colorado over the next two years (2019 and 2020). We believe that art can be transformative and the impact of community mural making has value way beyond the art on the walls. It is a form of expression that gives voice to what is important in our community and world. We have two upcoming opportunities with the aim to bring art to public spaces, by transforming large empty walls into energetic, and engaging spaces for the community to participate with and/or enjoy.

Description

**PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE APPLICATION FORM**

**Also, please note that the application form on the following 2 pages WILL NOT SAVE ONLINE if you need extra time to fill out. Consider reviewing the questions first and then copying/pasting your answers into the form when you're ready.

ELIGIBILITY  
Open to all artists. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

DEADLINE  
May 31, 2019

PROJECT BUDGET  
$5,000-7,000 per project

PROJECT SUMMARY
The Carbondale Creative District + Carbondale Arts are kicking off their Mural Express Project which will produce 4-6 murals in Carbondale, Colorado over the next two years (2019 and 2020). We believe that art can be transformative and the impact of community mural making has value way beyond the art on the walls. It is a form of expression that gives voice to what is important in our community and world. We have two upcoming opportunities with the aim to bring art to public spaces, by transforming large empty walls into energetic, and engaging spaces for the community to participate with and/or enjoy.

PROJECT ONE
Carbondale Arts is seeking an artist or artist team to create a mural on the east facing wall of the Seven Stars Rebekah Lodge Near New Store, located at 3rd and Main Streets. The selected artwork must address the themes of Friendship, Love, Truth, and Inclusion, or variations of this theme. The mural does not need to express all words of the theme, but can embody any of the above thematic paths.
The surface of the wall is a light-colored brick, with total wall dimensions of approximately 26 feet high by 35 feet wide, with the option to utilize the full height or just one of the halves (the wall is divided by a line of bricks halfway up the wall - see photo). Dimensions of the mural design may vary.


PROJECT TWO
Carbondale Arts is seeking an artist or artist team to create a mural on the east facing wall of the Century Link building located at 4th and Main Streets. This wall is located in our central square of the Carbondale Creative District where many events take place. We are open to ideas, but some avenues for exploration could include cultural heritage, Carbondale history, local food production, animals, a thought-provoking quote with visuals...etc.
The surface of the wall is a dark-colored brick, with total wall dimensions of approximately 13.5 feet high by 60 feet wide, with the option to utilize the full height or just the lower portion (the wall is divided by a line of bricks a little over 8 feet up the wall - see photo). Dimensions of the mural design may vary.

2019 PROJECT TIMELINE/SCHEDULE
- May 31: Applications due
- June 20: Notifications sent to all applicants
- A finalized sketch of the winning design is due at least one month prior to the beginning of painting.
- August/September: Painting will take place (exact dates are flexible within this timeframe and will be negotiated with individual artists).

COMPENSATION
Each Project has a budget of $5,000-$7,000. You'll be asked to enter your estimated expenses for the material cost of paint, and compensation for the artist(s) time, on the Artist Application form as directed. Carbondale Arts will manage the preparation of the wall and scaffolding which do not need to be calculated in the artist’s cost estimate.

APPLY ONLINE
To apply, please fill out our Mural Artist Application Form online by clicking here (or click the blue box linked at the top of this page). If you have questions about the application, please email amy@carbondalearts.com or call 970-963-1680.

SELECTION PROCESS
The Carbondale Arts Mural Selection Committee will select the winning designs based on the following list of criteria:

  • Artistic quality of submitted designs and past work samples
  • Appropriateness of artwork in scale and imagery to be visually effective
  • Relevance to the applicable themes as listed in the project descriptions
  • Opportunities for community engagement

ABOUT CARBONDALE ARTS AND THE CARBONDALE CREATIVE DISTRICT
Carbondale Arts, formerly the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), was founded in 1974 by community members who saw the arts as essential to the heart & soul of Carbondale. Through the promotion of the arts, artists, arts education, cultural activities and events, Carbondale Arts has been instrumental in forming Carbondale’s unique identity as an arts & culture hot spot in the Rockies. Learn more at carbondalearts.com.

Carbondale Arts also manages the Carbondale Creative District. The Creative District was designated by Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade in 2016. Carbondale Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Learn more about the Carbondale Creative District at carbondalecreativedistrict.com/

A PDF of the project summaries (all the info on this page) is available to download and save for your records by clicking here.