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19

Apr
2013

In Artist Opportunities

By tfdcadmin

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Call for Proposals: 2013 MuralsDC Program

On 19, Apr 2013 | In Artist Opportunities | By tfdcadmin

Each year, The DC Commission on Arts and Humanities funds the work of graffiti and street artists through the MuralsDC program. Many Fridge artists have been awarded these grants in the past, it’s a great opportunity to get funding for what you love to do. Grants range from $3,000 – $13,500 per mural, and the deadline is Friday, May 10 at 5pm.

Pictured here is a mural by Aniekan who will be showing an exhibit of new work at The Fridge with HKS181 in June of this year.

More information on the grant via The DC Commission website: http://dcarts.dc.gov/node/429842.


From the site:

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) seeks graffiti artists, artist teams and or art organizations to design, create and install aerosol murals that inspire the various communities in which they will be placed. Selected artists will be required to work with the young apprentices (ages 14-23) by introducing and refining each student’s artistic skill in the discipline of graffiti style sketch work and aerosol mural painting.

Context

MuralsDC was created to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, to revitalize sites within communities in the District of Columbia, and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting. This initiative aims to positively engage the District’s youth by teaching proper professional art techniques, providing supplies, and a legal means to practice and perform their artistic skill in a way that promotes respect for public and private property and community awareness.

The three platforms on which the MuralsDC project is based are:

  • Illegal Graffiti Abatement
  • Youth Outreach
  • Community Revitalization

There are currently 41 MuralsDC projects across the District. Each mural tells a unique story of DC’s diverse neighborhoods while deterring further illegal graffiti.

To view past murals visit www.muralsdc.org.

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