COLTURA 'NO GAS MOVEMENT' MURAL PROJECT:
Coltura invites artists to submit a no- gasoline themed mural design to be painted on a private building in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Coltura is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate America's transition away from gasoline use and to achieve a no-gas future by 2040. Coltura communicates ideas through art, advertising, social media, and public performance. Coltura makes its case while maintaining a positive, non- accusatory, humorous and artistically interesting outlook. The Coltura name is an amalgam of Co2 and Culture, and reflects its desire to conjure a movement away from cultural gasoline.
The Georgetown No-Gas Mural will invite viewers to think about the use of gasoline personally, as a family, at work , the effect on community and in society and inspire that thought to transform to action in reducing or eliminating gasoline use. Coltura has chosen the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle for a no-gas themed mural because Georgetown already has a vibrant art community with murals throughout the neighborhood. Georgetown is also a community heavily impacted by poor air quality due to gasoline use by trucks at the nearby Port.
- Artist must guarantee the design submitted in the application is original and does not violate the copyright of any other person.
- Accepted artist will be required to sign a contract outlining the terms of the project.
- Artists of color, Georgetown Artists, and Environmental Artists especially encouraged to apply.
- Applications must be submitted by email to Georgetown mural project consultants: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Artist stipend for painting the mural (20’ w x 20’ h) $4000 plus up to $1000 reimbursement for materials.
Deadline for Submission: September 10, 2017
Artist selected will be contacted: September 20, 2017
Mural Completion: November 5, 2017
Dedication Celebration: November 11, 2017
Artists are required to submit a preliminary visual concept for the mural to be painted permanently on a 20’ wide and 20’ tall section of a cement building. Because of the location of the wall, artists are encouraged to fill the entire space with design (to lessen the chance for grafitti) and locate the focal point of the imagery in the top right quadrant of the space.
HOW TO APPLY?
(Artist must submit the following)
RESUME: Artist background, qualifications, relevant past experience as well as recent art projects. Please include your address and current contact information.
DESIGN PROPOSAL: A rough colored sketch or image of the proposed design proportionate to mural space. In addition, artist must submit a short description of the concept, why he/ she is interested in being the artist, materials to be used and idea behind the image.
Applications must be submitted by email to Georgetown mural project consultants: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
SELECTED ARTIST WILL RECEIVE A $4000 STIPEND.
SELECTED ARTISTS MUST SUPPLY PAINT AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.
ARTIST MAY GET UP TO $1000 REIMBURSED FOR MATERIALS COST.
The Coltura No-Gas Georgetown Mural Project is supported, in part, by the City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund.