Call for Artists: Downtown Lowell Murals
This season, Beyond Walls and Project LEARN are planning site-specific street art installations in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA and we want to hear from local, regional, national and international artists who are interested in collaborating with us! Be a part of prioritizing Lowell’s creative and culturally enriched ecosystem. Submit to this Call for Artists to be added to our Artist Registry for consideration across our 2021 – 2022 seasons.
DIRECTIONS: Please submit by 5pm EST on August 18, 2021. To apply via Google Forms, please visit bit.ly/lowellcallforartists — or click the button below to submit your application. If you don’t have a Google account, please review the questions below and email your responses to email@example.com. Thank you!
For these murals, we’re seeking applicants with strong conceptual skills and innovative, effective approaches in their past projects. When reviewing your applications, we will consider the artistic merit of the work featured in your online portfolios, as well as the potential for your work to enrich the Lowell community. We’re also considering the probability of completing murals in the proposed timeframe, as well as effective communication, organizational skills, and completeness of this application.
Submissions will be reviewed by an Artist Review Committee, which consists of Lowell residents, business owners, educational professionals and public art/placemaking enthusiasts. The group will review each artist’s (or group’s) application and work samples.
Once the artists are selected, they will be notified via phone or email. Selected artists will be contacted by August 31, 2021 to discuss next steps around paid stipends, wall options, and production logistics for the September installation series.
Please describe your street art practice in 10 words or less. Have fun with it! Describe your style and what you stand for. Individual words or playful phrases are welcome.
What is one of the most impactful mural or street art pieces you’ve created, and why? Please attach a photo of the piece.
Feel free to attach your portfolio or work samples that cannot be found on your website. (Optional)
Please share any cultural or ethnic identities you associate with that show through your work. (Optional)
As always, THANK YOU artists, and the Lowell community for your enthusiasm around bringing more murals to Downtown Lowell. Any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.