RFP: Salt City Market Mural- Syracuse, NY

  • Commissioning Entity

    Syracuse Urban Partnership

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  • Location of Commission:

    NY, USA, Syracuse

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Maarten Jacobs

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The Syracuse Urban Partnership (SYRUP), owners of the Salt City Market, is seeking proposals from artists with experience in mural installation to design and execute a large-scale mural that both celebrates Syracuse as a culturally rich and diverse community. The objective of this project is to create a piece of art that is vibrant, captivating, and encourages people to admire the work for both its beauty and substance. In particular we wish to highlight the Salt City Market as a place where all people are welcome, and where we can set our sights on the future of Syracuse with a vision full of optimism, hope, and progress. Artists submitting proposals should consider how they might engage with local community residents, vendors of the Salt City Market, and staff who work at Salt City Market either in the final design process or in related programming in regard to the artwork. The selected artist will also have several opportunities to participate in facilitated focus groups with community members and food vendors of the Salt City Market to inform their final piece. A section of the wall, closest to Salina Street, currently has a large red heart painted on it that has been there for over 30 years. It has become a recognizable symbol in Syracuse that many people have taken their pictures in front of. As a result, we wish to ensure that the existing heart is somehow incorporated into the new mural. What that means is left to the artist to decide. This call is open to all US-based artists. Preference will be given to artists from (or with ties to) Central New York and New York State. Candidates must be professional artists, designers, or fabricators or partnered with professional artists, designers, or fabricators; eligible to work in the United States; and age 18 and older. The artist must be available to oversee the installation of the mural. Teams or collectives are also eligible to apply. Please see commission document for more information and full application instructions.