Mural Program for Artists
Call to Artists
In the last 20 years, several Florida cities have utilized a mural program to improve the aesthetics of older buildings in their downtowns and warehouse districts. Miami, Hollywood, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach are a few examples. Miami's Wynwood District became a national tourist attraction, propelling the careers of many up-and-coming artists.
Murals can inspire collaboration and pride within a community as well as be catalysts for economic growth. As an artist, you will work closely with the City of Boynton Beach, community constituents, and local business owners to celebrate the past and imagine the future of our city.
- Lifespan of at least 5 years
- Priority is given to locations that can significantly express and define a neighborhood or district
- Strong theme that relates to Boynton Beach with a preference for interactivity
- Experienced and talented mural artist or project manager
- Materials can be hand-painted, hand-tiled mosaic, carved or etched masonry, digitally printed image or digitally display system
- Community participation is appreciated, but not required
- The City provides a matching 50% grant of up to $5,000
- Download documents and call the Public Arts staff with questions
- Find a wall or other surface and secure the permission of the property owner (BoyntonArts does not provide a list of available walls)
- Prepare application as required and include resume and illustrations. Submissions reviewed and approved by Art Advisory Board
- Artist resume and history
- Cover letter answering:
- Does this mural provide any opportunities for community engagement, if so, what are they?
- How does this mural relate to the location and Boynton Beach in general?
- Illustration of proposed image(s)
- Image of the overall building and site and images(s) of the proposed location of the murals
- If using digital displays and projections, sample images, and a policy statement on the owner's criteria for future images
Email all requirements to the Public Art Department by Tuesday, June 7th at 5 pm.