Mural Arts’ Color Me Back (CMB) program is seeking artists to apply for a project to take place over the early Spring - Summer '24; from February – May/June 2024.
The goal of this position is to engage the CMB program staff, participants and community members in the creation of a new public art project at the Stop the Risk site (3033 Kensington Ave.).
For this project, we want to encourage artists who think outside of the box. The location serves as an outdoor, camp-based safe haven providing temporary assistance to individuals looking for support. Our goal is to add a few artistic elements to the space while also increasing feelings of safety and belonging when arriving at the site for services. The Color Me Back program just completed a mural project at this location this past Spring and we are looking forward to adding more to the space.
Here are a few ideas that would be welcome: community seating area/benches, planters/raised beds, rain barrels, a walkway, signage, lighting and more.
The artist hired for this project would be primarily responsible for building/creating all items for installation with support from the CMB staff and participants both in the Kensington Studio and onsite at Stop the Risk.
As part of the application, artists should write a short statement of no more than 500 words about their interest in this project. While applicants are welcome to use this section to suggest possible projects, it is not required. Applicants are encouraged to discuss why this project is of interest to them, and how it may fit with their work.
The project will take place for about five months and will be based out of the CMB Kensington Studio with the opportunity to work on site at Stop the Risk as weather permits.
For more information or to apply, click here.