Call for Artists: Public Art in Chelsea 2022- Chelsea, MA

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Chelsea

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Mimi Graney

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Wayfinding Murals & Public Art for 5 Sites in Chelsea to Install in Autumn 2022

    The unique designs of public art define a place. They serve as anchors, orienting us as we navigate our way through the city. We’ll remember a specific corner, move towards a particular building, understand the network of streets thanks to the constellation of art arrayed throughout the community.

    This project is presented through Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea’s initiative for neighborhood vitality. Since 2017, Chelsea Prospers facilitates events, public art and human-centered infrastructure projects in the City of Chelsea, with the goal of weaving community connections and healthier, happier and more prosperous City. Our past work includes the Division Street Neighborway, an art-filled alley through the downtown, a variety of murals using paint, wheatpaste and chalk.

    This project includes four sites for painted murals. A fifth involves painting jersey barriers with a companion installation affixed to the existing chainlink fence. A variety of materials and creative approaches to the fence are welcomed such as mesh banners, weaving, and sculpture.

    Applications are due no later than 9 am on Monday, August 29, 2022. They can be submitted through our online portal at this link

    Please see commission link portal for full application information and instructions.