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SF Will Pay Artists $1250 for Pop-Up Murals on Boarded Up Stores

Visual artists are encouraged to apply to help create 30 new murals on boarded up storefronts
By - posted 11/19/2020 No Comment
Artists have a unique opportunity to help keep our communities’ spirit up in challenging times and to advocate for best practices of keeping each other safe during a pandemic.
Paint the Void received a grant from the city of San Francisco to facilitate 30 new murals on boarded up storefronts by local artists. Visual Artists across San Francisco are invited to apply. Each artist grant will be $1250 and all murals will be temporary.

Theme: Promote public health messaging around Covid-19 through murals that bring joy and highlight the need to protect your family and community, not gathering in large numbers and staying indoors. Some of the murals should also include messaging around staying safe while shopping and dining. The goal is to continue painting San Francisco with hope, beauty, and resilience as well as care for our family, friends and neighbors.

See San Francisco Department of Public Health Covid-19 guidelines and toolkit here: https://sf.gov/outreach-toolkit-coronavirus-covid-19

  • Phase I: Please fill out the short form to express interest to take part of this project
  • Phase II: We will shortlist a set of artists that qualify geographically then invite them to submit a loose sketch or concept for a mural on the above theme. The artists with selected proposals will be contacted and matched with a storefront to develop the concept and create the mural.

We encourage all visual artists to submit, please share this form with your artist friends and on your social media. Even if you are not selected for this project, filling out this form will get you into the Art for Civil Discourse and Building 180 database of Bay Area artists to reference for future opportunities. Contact Inga Bard if you have any questions at inga@artforcivildiscourse.com

There is no deadline for submissions, though we strongly encourage artists to fill out this short form as soon as you see it. The creation of the thirty murals is expected to unfold through February or March 2021 and we will be choosing and contacting muralists on a rolling basis.

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