Call Detail

Maynard As A Canvas

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Massachusetts
Entry Deadline: 2/4/18
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 10

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Open to artists with previous mural painting experience. Applicants shall provide evidence of past work.

The selected building, at 7 Waltham St, Maynard, known as the Murphy-Snyder building, has two separate walls available for murals. Dimensions for each wall are detailed below in the section of “Nature of Mural”.  Applicants may submit any number of designs. 

"IMPORTANTThis application represents ONE proposed mural, with up to 10 images of the  proposed mural. After you finish the first application, go to checkout and  submit your first entry. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ENTER MORE THAN ONE MURAL WORK OF ART PER ENTRY FORM. If you wish to enter additional entries, please checkout and submit the first application, then return to "Apply to Calls" and choose APPLY AGAIN TO THIS CALL.

From the initial list of applicants, the Maynard Cultural Council will select several finalists to create detailed visualizations of their proposed mural. Those short-listed finalists will be compensated with $150.00 each to submit their detailed visual proposals.

A jury comprised of representatives of the community, Maynard Cultural Council and forward-thinking artists will select up to two murals from the finalist submissions.

-Choice of two exterior painted brick walls at 7 Waltham St, Maynard, MA
  Mural 1 (Route 27) Length 71’ and Height 10’ 6”  =  750 feet square 
                                 ("feet square" has subtracted 4 windows)    
  Mural 2 (Route 62 parking lot) Length 71’ and Height 16’  =  1050 feet square 
("feet square" has subtracted 4 windows)
-Special design includes windows that cannot be covered.
-For photos of the Mural walls please see "View Site Details"
-Trees will be cut down to allow full use of mural wall (Route 27 side)
-Walls will have holes filled, vents removed, any opening sealed. They will be 
pressure-washed and ready for priming.

The winning proposal(s) will be awarded an agreed to all-inclusive fee per wall. The decision on the winning proposal(s) may be for one artist to create both murals or a separate artist for each mural.

Artist will submit estimate of budget for the artwork, design and installation. Cost estimate will be based on mural size and inclusive of artist’s expenses and fees. And, will not exceed $24,000 (total for two murals. Total to be split if there are two artist finalists).

-Stage 1 call for entries:  NOVEMBER 21, 2017
-Entry deadline:  FEBRUARY 4, 2018
-Announcement of short listed proposals:  FEBRUARY 25, 2018
-Visualization deadline:  MARCH 18, 2018
-Winning proposal announced:  MAY 1, 2018

-Completed installation of mural: TBD, project to be completed at least by mid-Summer.

Proposal deadline: Applications close at 11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on deadline date FEBRUARY 4, 2018

Please email questions about proposal to:
Erik Hansen, Maynard Cultural Council Member at email

Maynard Cultural Council is located at
own Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754

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