U District Mural Program / Calls & Submissions
March 17, 2021
Organization Name: U District Partnership
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
The University District is known for its vibrant character, that’s why we are excited to install three new permanent murals in our neighborhood this spring! In 2020, The U District Partnership was awarded a Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to launch our permanent Mural Program, an initiative to install three new works of public art on highly visible walls in the neighborhood. The murals will not only beautify the U District and build a sense of community among everyone who lives, works, and plays here, but they will also be the first step in a long-term public art program that adds vibrancy to our public realm for years to come.
The U District Partnership seeks three artists or artist groups/teams to design and install individual murals on three properties in the U District. The properties and compensation for each mural (based on mural size) can be found on our mural program website. You will be asked to identify which property you would like to be considered for. The murals will be installed over one or two weekends in May 2021. The U District Partnership program manager, with guidance from a leadership committee comprised of representatives from the U District arts community, will manage the artist(s) submission and selection process. A separate budget for materials will be funded through the program.
Submissions are due by 11:59pm on March 17, 2021. More information and a link to the submission portal (Submittable) can be found on the mural program website.