Call Detail
19th Amendment Centennial Mural
Entry Deadline: 5/10/20
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 8
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Alabama

Project Description
Arts Huntsville invites artists living in the southeastern United States to submit qualifications for a site-specific mural in Huntsville, Alabama marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

This project is a partnership of local organizations led by Huntsville's Women's Economic Development Council in conjunction with the Alabama Women's Caucus for Art, Women In Defense - Tennessee Valley Chapter, Huntsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Huntsville Madison County Public Library, Huntsville Committee of 100 and the League of women Voters of the Tennessee Valley.

The site is located at 112 Washington Street SE in Huntsville, AL and will serve as a local landmark and engagement point. The mural will be located on the east facing side the south corner of a 3-story brick parking structure.

Project Goals
Huntsville's project partners seek a dynamic mural design that:
· honors the anniversary of the 19th amendment in Alabama,
· celebrates the diverse fabric of our community,
· inspires future civic engagement by all citizens,
· and encourages interaction and social media sharing..

Artist Award
The artist award for the 19th Amendment Centennial Mural Project is $10,000.00 This budget includes all costs of creating the artwork, including but not limited to artist fees, materials, scaffolding/lifts, travel, insurance, overhead, design fabrication and contingency. A weekly housing stipend of $450 (up to $1,800) will be provided if the selected artists resides outside of a 45-mile radius of Huntsville, AL.

Proposal Award
Finalists will receive a proposal commission of $200.00 for submission of their completed sketch. 

Artist's responsibilities
If selected to complete the mural project, the artist will be responsible for:
· Developing and securing approval for final concept for the project.
· Performing all services and furnishing all of the supplies, materials, and/or equipment necessary for the fabrication of the approved design. This performance must be in accordance with specified project schedule.
· Creation of work that utilizes durable materials that is resistant to vandalism and requires minimal maintenance.
· Working cooperatively and maintaining effective communication with all parties involved in the project.
· Attending (in person or virtually) all necessary design, construction and installation coordination meetings.
· Attending events, as requested, from August 17 – 21, 2022, to celebrate and inform the public about the project.

This project is open to artists living in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia). Priority will be given to women artists (women identifying as women). All applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Artist teams may also apply.

Application process
Interested artists should submit their qualifications by April 17, 2020 online at: Application requirements include:
· Resume
· Website (if available)
· Eight (8) images of previous work (must include hand-drawn images)
· Three (3) professional references Social media links 
· A brief written description (200-word maximum)on what inspires you about a project celebrating the 19th amendment in Alabama and civic engagement/voting rights
· A brief written description of your schedule availability to complete this project in July 2020 for an August 14, 2020 completion date

Selection process
Arts Huntsville’s jury of professional artists will work with project partners to select 2 to 4 finalists to submit a sketch proposal for the mural site. Proposal sketch deadline is June 12, 2020

Selection criteria
The following criteria will be used during the selection process:
· Demonstration of artistic excellence by maintaining high quality, innovation, creativity and clarity of vision in the project proposal and sketch.
· Demonstrated ability to collaborate with community stakeholders.
· Enthusiasm for the project and ability to celebrate and inspire past and future milestones in voting rights and civic engagement.   
· A positive track record of delivering quality projects on schedule and on budget, as determined by past work and references from previous clients.

Planned project milestones
May 10, 2020:                  Online application deadline
May 20, 2020:                  Finalists selected
June 12, 2020:                 Proposal sketch deadline
June 17, 2020:                 Artist award announced
August 17, 2020:             Mural completion
August 17 - 21, 2020:     Project launch / media events

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