CALL TO MURALISTS & ARTISTS!
This is a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to produce one of eight murals, located on the public facing walls of a utility substation located on Roosevelt St. between 6th & 7th Streets in downtown Phoenix.
The goal of the project is to celebrate the arts and vitality of the Roosevelt Row Arts District and the Evans Churchill Neighborhood, along with the artist community’s contribution to the unique spirit of the area.
Artists will be selected by a jury panel composed of members representing the Roosevelt Row Arts District and Evans Churchill Neighborhood. The primary criteria considerations will be the applicant’s existing portfolio and their personal connection to the neighborhood and arts district.
Budget: Fees range from $10,000-$50,000 per mural
Submissions due: Dec. 14, 2021
Mural installations begin: Mid-January 2022
There has been an incredible response to this call for artists and lots of great questions! Here are the top questions we’ve received pertaining to the Roosevelt Row / Evans Churchill Substation Mural Project.
- I missed the pre-submittal session on Dec. 7, can I still apply?
Yes! Attendance of the pre-submittal session was not mandatory.
- Who is selecting the artists?
Artists will be selected by a selection panel composed of members representing the Roosevelt Row Arts District and Evans Churchill Neighborhood.
- What is the criteria for selection?
There are two primary criteria points for this selection: (1) existing portfolio strength, and (2) the artist’s connection with the area/district.
- Do I have to be a resident of Arizona?
Yes, this call is for artists who are Arizona residents.
- How much will artists be paid for their work?
Selected artists will be paid between $10,000-$50,000 depending on the dimensions of the mural they are assigned.
- Is the mural timeline flexible?
Unfortunately no, this is due to the project’s overall construction schedule.
- Do I have to be an Artlink Articipant to apply?
Yes. It’s free and easy to sign up if you haven’t already.
- Can I submit a rendering?
The selection panel is only reviewing existing portfolios. If selected, they will request a concept/rendering.
- Can I apply if I have no mural experience?
Yes. You can also apply as an artist team and partner with a muralist who has experience.