Mural at Jackson and A Streets- Moscow, ID

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Moscow

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Moscow, Idaho, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Megan Cherry

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    Project Description

    The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission (“MAC”) invite artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for a mural to be installed on the City of Moscow building located at Jackson & A Streets. The community of Moscow rises up from the fertile ground of the Palouse, where water, seeds, and soil create a playful dance of transformation. Joining in this growth are the intertwining stories of students and life-long residents. Rooted in Moscow, these stories are a celebration of potential, of opening and stretching toward the sunlight. The mural at the building at Jackson & A will reflect the spirit of play, celebration, and transformation at the core of the Moscow community.

    Artwork Design Parameters

    The mural area wraps around the northwest corner of the building, including a 14’ x 30’ section on the north-facing wall and a 15’ x 56’ section on the west-facing wall. The mural is anticipated to last between 5-8 years, so paint materials used to complete this project must be professional, exterior-grade, water-based coatings designed for exposure to year-round exterior conditions. This site cannot accommodate murals on panels, kinetic or sculptural works, or any artwork that requires power or water. This mural site is near a busy intersection; as such, the site is not compatible with highly-reflective materials.

    See site details located at the end of the commission document linked above.


    The artist honorarium for the mural installation is not to exceed $25,000. Included in this budget are the artist’s fee, insurance, travel, fabrication, engineering, materials, installation, documentation, and all other costs accrued by the artist specific to this project. The artist honorarium does not include costs associated with surface preparation, priming, and the application of an anti-graffiti coating after the mural installation. These processes will be completed and paid by the City of Moscow.


    Artists eighteen (18) years-of-age and older from the United States are eligible for this project. Preference may be given to artists who live in Latah County, Nez Perce County, or those who are Nez Perce or Coeur d’Alene tribal members and/or have a significant Idaho economic presence, with secondary preference given to those artists who live in Asotin County or Whitman County. Artists are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation. No artist sitting on a Selection Panel may submit a proposal for the project for which the Selection Panel was formed.

    Please see the commission document for full project information and application submission instructions. Click here for the application form.