Creative Crosswalk and Intersection Murals Request for Proposals / Calls & Submissions

November 17, 2023

Organization Name: Glendale Library Arts and Culture (City of Glendale)

Organization Location: Glendale, CA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The Library and the ACC are requesting proposals for the commissioning of professional crosswalk and intersection mural designs throughout various locations in the City of Glendale with the intention of enhancing traffic safety in creative ways. The Bloomberg Philanthropies – Asphalt Art Initiative is an example of utilizing art as a means for traffic calming, pedestrian safety and neighborhood improvement. In June 2023, the City launched the pilot Creative Crosswalks program and examples of the program can be viewed here: These projects are in partnership with the Public Works Department (PW), with the goal of incorporating civic art into daily life. Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to submit proposals for creative crosswalk projects listed below.

The individual project budgets range from $1,000 – $15,000 based on the size and scope of the project. The project budget is for producing a design concept rendering only. The City will hire and use a General Contractor— who will perform construction or rehabilitation of the street, intersection, and/ or crosswalk at the project locations before the murals are installed — to perform the mural installation/painting of the crosswalk and/or intersection. Therefore, Artists and/or Artist Teams should not include in the project budget the cost of materials and labor to install/paint the murals. The Library and the ACC are committed to amplifying cultural voices through a lens of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Antiracism (IDEA), and encourage artists of all cultural backgrounds to consider applying for this opportunity.

Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to attend a Pre-Proposal Meeting with City Staff on Monday, October 30, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (via Microsoft Teams Meeting) to inquire about the projects and/or ask specific questions pertaining to the projects. Please RSVP by Friday, October 27th at 5:00 p.m. for the Pre-Proposal Meeting by emailing in order to receive the Microsoft Teams Meeting login information.

Opportunity Website

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