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Albuquerque Public Art Program/CSD/COA
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Contact Email:
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 3/19/20
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 10

Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10


This call is for murals on City-owned walls that the city has identified.

Available City-owned walls are identified with location, approximate size and budget at the webpage. This site is the only official listing of the approved city walls for which artists may apply. Budget, site details, and requirements for each wall vary by location.

Artist may apply for one or more of the city approved walls, each listed as a separate “category” within the application site.

The selection committee for the ten mural commissions has determined that there will be no specific themes imposed on the project. Artists are invited to propose a theme, design or community engagement process for the sites.

Successful mural proposal entries will be judged on aesthetic vision, excellence of past projects, and relevance/suitability for each of the approved sites.

Proposals for murals on non-City owned walls may be eligible for matching funds and will be considered on a case by case basis for best public/private match of funds, location/visibility to the public and quality/diversity of artists’ designs. For details on how to submit a mural proposal for private wall, please email Sherri Brueggemann at

 PROCESS: City-owned Walls

1) All artists must create a MurosABQ account and upload no less than 5 images of previous work (does not have to be murals) and a basic Artist Bio.

2) After creating a MurosConnect account, artists can then apply for specific walls through CaFÉ.org with the additional required materials of a Letter of Interest, Resume, Annotated Image Key.

Artists or artists teams may submit more than one submission to demonstrate interest in multiple City-owned walls.

A new application must be submitted for each City-owned wall the artist or artists team is interested in.

The deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.


PROCESS: Non-City-owned Walls

For artists or property owners interested in new murals on non-City-owned walls, the property owner and/or the artist must contact the Public Art Program directly for instructions on how to submit a proposal for mural matching funds on privately owned walls. Please email Sherri Brueggemann directly at for more details.


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