Plano Mural Project
PO Box 861508
Plano, Tx. 75086
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Public Art
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
In 2015, the City of Plano put forth an initiative to transform the historic downtown neighborhood into a thriving arts district that incubates new creative talent and becomes the center for all Plano arts groups to receive information and opportunities. As part of this initiative, the Mural Project has been commissioned by Plano Art Association and the Historic Downtown Plano Association and is made possible by a grant from the Plano Heritage Commission. The first phase of this project is for the creation of three murals.
The Project focus is to fulfill the objectives of promoting tourism, honoring the Plano heritage and enhancing historical education. The artwork concepts will be created using a collaborative process between artistic consultants, community stakeholders and Plano citizens. The project will include community engagement activities to keep the mural development both current and personal to Plano residents. The project will culminate with a public unveiling ceremony and press event in downtown with city officials, residents, private sector leaders and regional art advocates in attendance.
Mural A: $26,100.00
January 2017 - Call for artist
All artists with the ability to design and fabricate a largescale mural are encouraged to respond to this Request for Qualifications. Artists must be older than 18 years of age and must have created a mural larger than 10' x 10'.
Artists should submit their qualifications, a bio, 3 references, a statement of interest and 3 to 5 images of their work before February 10, 2017.
Up to six (6) artists will be selected as finalists to prepare a mural proposal design.
As finalists, each of these artists will be paid a fee of $500.00 to submit these visual design proposals. This will be part of the final selection process. Each proposal requested will relate to one of the specific mural locations.
About the City of Plano & Associated Entities:
Plano Art Association
The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. Our purpose is to encourage the visual art development of members, advance visual art values in community projects, further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to enhance visual art values in the Plano community and beyond.
Historic Downtown Plano Association
The Historic Downtown Plano Association (HDPA) is a 501 (c) 6 organization dedicated to preserving Downtown Plano's historic character and embracing its future featuring shops, restaurants, living and an urban lifestyle.
Historic Downtown Plano includes area bounded by Avenue G, 18th Street, 14th Street and Municipal Avenue. Downtown Plano is located East of 75th, Exit 15th Street.