Call for Artists / Request for Proposal- Mural for Carrboro, North Carolina

  • Commissioning Entity

    Town of Carrboro

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Carrboro, North Carolina, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Brandi Brinker

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Project: Mural in Carrboro, North Carolina

    Summary: The Town of Carrboro is inviting artists to apply to design and install a mural on the exterior of The 203 Building garage. The address of the building is 203 Greensboro St. Carrboro, NC 27546. The mural will be situated off Maple Ave on the side of the parking garage. The 203 Building is the future home of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources; Orange County Southern Branch Library; Orange County Skills Development Center; WCOM Radio; a teen center and performance/multipurpose uses. The new facility will include parking deck with 171 vehicle parking spaces and 70 bike parking spots.

    Mural Description/Theme: The mural shall be specifically designed for the location and represent the vibrant nature of the community. Up to three images/renderings, the proposed materials to be utilized in creating the mural and a written narrative (no more than one page) of the concept of the design shall be submitted for consideration. The section outlined above is 73’ wide by 10’ high (rough average height as it varies) All or most of the mural should fit within the section of the wall outlined in the photo. The mural shall be permanently affixed to the concrete surface and use materials suitable to withstand the elements for many years to come. All scaffolding, ladders, lifts, etc. will be the responsibility of the artist as well as supplies necessary to complete the project and clean-up of the site post installation. Proposals: Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit a single PDF. Submission shall include the following:

    • Up to three to five images of the prior work or large-scale projects including the locations, size, and sponsoring organizations (if applicable). Please include contact information for sponsoring information.
    • Written narrative (no more than one page) describing proposed concept of the design.
    • List of proposed materials
    • Mural dimensions
    • Timeline for Installation
    • All-inclusive cost
    • Minimum of three Examples of your work for comparable murals in public spaces including images, location, and date of installation.
    • Minimum of two professional references (name, email, phone number) whom we can contact during the selection period.

    Email Submission to: [email protected] The Town of Carrboro reserves the right to request additional information from each individual artist.

    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.