East Walnut Hills Community Mural
Northwest corner of William Howard Taft Road and Woodburn Avenue
Deadline to submit: 4/16/21
Submit to: TaftWoodburnMural@gmail.com
The East Walnut Hills Assembly (neighborhood council) seeks input from community stakeholders on the design of a new mural to ensure that the final product is the result of a collaboration between the artist and the community. Please complete the survey by 4/12/21. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Stedtefeld at TaftWoodburnMural@gmail.com.
Request for Qualifications
The East Walnut Hills Assembly seeks an experienced muralist or team of muralists to design and produce a mural on a retaining wall in a prominent intersection (William Howard Taft and Woodburn) in East Walnut Hills. The mural will blend an artist’s creative vision with feedback from the East Walnut Hills community.
The ideal artist or team of artists for this project will have experience creating high-quality murals and be able to organize the project from concept to completion. The artist will blend their vision with feedback and direction from the East Walnut Hills community. The mural will be site specific, taking the unique shape of the wall and its position on a prominent corner in the business district into consideration when planning the design.
The artist should also be open to collaborating and engaging with the community for potential special events such as community paint days and/or a celebration upon the completion of the mural (all potential events are dependent on COVID-19 health and safety guidelines).
This project will take place over the summer months of 2021. The specific weeks will be determined by the artist and the community steering committee.
The retaining wall is constructed of concrete and is divided into a series of panels. The highest point of the wall is 10ft 10in and the length of the wall is 280ft and 8in with a total square footage of 1,977sf.
The total project budget is $14,000. The budget is all inclusive to complete the mural including artists fee, research, execution, insurance, taxes, site preparation, equipment rental and materials. Selected artists will be asked to submit a project budget breakdown with design concept submission.
Application and Selection Process
The submitted qualifications will be reviewed by a small selection committee comprised of neighborhood stakeholders and community members. The selection committee will narrow the field to several candidates who will be contacted by the project manager to interview for the project. After the interview, three artists will be asked to submit site specific concept designs, budgets, and timelines based on a design brief. This work will be compensated $250.
Based on the design and information submitted, one artist or team of artists will be chosen to implement the project.
A virtual Q&A session will be held on 4/9/2021 at noon. To submit a question prior to the meeting or receive a link to the virtual Q&A session please email: TaftWoodburnMural@gmail.com. The deadline to submit questions is 4/9/2021. Answers to all questions will be posted on 4/12/2021.
Deadline to apply: 4/16/21
Artist Notifications: mid to late April
Concept Submissions: Early May
Finalist Chosen: Mid to late May
Mural Production: Summer 2021, specific dates TBD
Applicants should submit the following:
-A cover letter describing interest in the project
-A current resume
-Up to 10 digital images of past mural/artwork in .jpg format, no larger than 500 kb each. Each file must be named with the artist’s surname and image number to correspond to an image list (e.g. 01 Brown)
-Link to professional website if applicant has one
-3 professional references
Deadline: All materials must be received by midnight EST on 4/16/21.
Submit your applications to TaftWoodburnMural@gmail.com
The East Walnut Hills Assembly is committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status or physical disability. Any artist may apply.