Sanford Mural Art Initiative
Sanford Mural Art Initiative
JUNE 26, 2013
The Sanford Mural Art Initiative, a collaboration including The Sanford Downtown Legacy, The Sanford Art Association, The Maine Center for Creativity, Sherwin Williams Paint in Springvale, and other community partners, is seeking mural artists to submit proposals for a downtown mural project. The mural will be installed on a prominent building in the city of Sanford and ideally would be on removable panels for relocation should the need arise.
The goals of the project include:
1. To beautify and enhance the downtown district
2. Contribute to the park that is currently being built along the Mousam River
3. To connect visually the park and downtown district
4. To become the first outside mural of a long term plan of community wide outside art projects
About the project
This is the first mural for the City of Sanford and therefore will be the cornerstone of a long term plan to create an economic engine utilizing outdoor art.
The Sanford Mural Art Initiative has obtained preliminary funding in the amount of $12,000. This includes a completed mural no smaller than 10’ x 30’ and no larger than 12’ x 40’.
Ideally the mural would be on removable panels for relocation should the need arise.
The mural can depict one or all of the following; the history or culture of the area; a scenic, striking outdoor theme, or a fun, humorous, creative theme.
Using the mural to tell the a story that inspires and encourages people to come and view the art and the community that it represents.
The deadline for submission is August 10, 2013. Please deliver or mail entries to Sanford Mural Art Initiative, Sanford Art Association at P.O. Box 388 Sanford Maine 04073.
Please include the following materials
Letter of Interest: State your interest in and qualifications for the project in a letter of no more than two pages.
Proposal: A narrative and drawing illustrating the concept, including supplemental information such as medium, approximate dimensions of proposed mural. The narrative should convey the artistic intent, style of work, etc. A preliminary itemized budget and time table for completed mural.
Resume: Resume or CV highlighting your experience with public art.
References: Two references from persons familiar with the applicant’s artwork.
A CD of digital images: No more than ten images of artwork the applicant has completed.
Selection process: The Sanford Mural Art Initiative members will make the selection within 30 days of the submission deadline. All applicants to the Request for Proposal will be notified shortly thereafter.
An initial proposal that reflects the Project Intent as described in this document and how the artist will work with the committee to promote the piece. This can include press releases, social media and other media outlets.
Quality of work reflecting artistic excellence.
Experience working in public settings and fabricating and installation of work suitable for the outdoor environment.
The selected artist will receive a Contract for the Commission in an amount not to exceed $12,000 which must be sufficient for all remaining elements of the project including, artist fees, materials, and installation.
Design Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts
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