Call for Artist Entries: Request for Proposals for Service Dog Themed Mural
The Arts and Culture Board for the City of Georgetown, TX is accepting mural proposals from artists with experience in the military and/or as first responders – past, present, active, or reserve duty. Call opens July 22nd, 2020.
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The mural will be located in the Texas Cultural District encompassing downtown Georgetown. The Board is collaborating with the local pet supply business, Wag Heaven, to create a service-dog themed public art mural to honor our K-9 service heroes while commemorating the Georgetown Rotary Club’s Field of Honor®, as well as the first canine Purple Heart recipient, Nemo A534. Funding for this project comes in part from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the Healing Arts Program for Veterans and Military Service Members, with matching funds from the City of Georgetown and Wag Heaven.
ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18 having military and/or first responder experience – past, present, active or reserve duty. Artists having military/first responder experience may also form a collaboration with another experienced mural artist on this project.
BUDGET: An artist stipend of $4,000 will be paid to the artist selected to install the mural. The City of Georgetown will fund the cost of materials and equipment necessary to install the mural. The selected artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing, and personal liability insurance.
INSTALLATION DATE: Installation will begin the week of November 9, 2020. Volunteers from the community will be invited to help paint the mural during the first week of installation and will be coordinated by the City of Georgetown. The mural will be completed by December 31, 2020.
APPLY: Applications will be submitted through Submittable.com; no application fee required: https://artsgeorgetown.submittable.com/Submit
SELECTION: The artist will be selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board in September, with input from Wag Heaven, and will be notified by September 18th, 2020.
Please click here to view the full submission guidelines, project schedule, and other info: Call for Artist Entries_RFP_Wag Heaven Mural