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Call for Muralists and Mural Restoration and Conservation Projects
Nov 13, 2022 - 11:59 pm
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking muralists to propose their own historically significant murals located in the City of Los Angeles that need conservation. The mural conservation proposal must include a paid youth apprenticeship opportunity for young people from the mural’s local neighborhood. Selected mural conservation projects should also depict the social justice theme(s) of the mural, notable cultural figures, or important histories that are meaningful to residents.
Preservation of these historic murals will serve as cultural markers, connect them to the social justice themes of today, and inspire multiple conversations between the past and the present.
AMOUNT: $10,000 to $25,000, all inclusive
GRANTING ORGANIZATION: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Public Art Division
DEADLINE: Nov 13, 2022 - 11:59 pm
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For questions about this RFP, please contact Yami Duarte, DCA Public Art Division, at: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “DCA Mural Works.”
For project goals, criteria, eligibility, budget, selection process, workshop info, and how to apply download the RFP below.
Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Los Angeles
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213 202 5500
The Citywide Mural Program seeks to establish a comprehensive network of mural activity and engagement by muralists, property owners, community stakeholders, educators, technicians, technologists, and preservationists in an effort to stimulate Los Angeles’ mural resurgence.
- To preserve, conserve, and restore historically significant murals throughout the City with an emphasis on City-sponsored murals;
- To produce new murals that re-engage communities, especially youth, and create new opportunities for muralists;
- To provide technical assistance, training, and workshops for muralists as well as interested community members and stakeholders; and,
- To support mural documentation, presentation, and engagement activities that are interactive, educational, and/or cultural tourism opportunities related to murals.
The City of Los Angeles occasionally sends out requests for proposals or qualifications for public art opportunities.
Find out more about these artist opportunities:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the City’s Mural Ordinance and why was it established?
The City’s Mural Ordinance is local legislation adopted by the Mayor and City Council related to existing murals and the creation of new murals in Los Angeles.
The Mural Ordinance was established in order to:
1) Lift the 2002 ban on murals on private property,
2) Differentiate new and existing murals from current prohibitions that apply to outdoor advertisements,
3) Create a mural registration process, and 4) Increase public access to and community participation in the creation of original works of art.
Does the City provide any funding support for new murals?
The Department of Cultural Affairs is working with each Council Office to provide funding for Council District-Specific mural related projects.
To find your Council District representative, go to:
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What is an Original Art Mural?
The Mural Ordinance defines an Original Art Mural as:
”A one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, hand-tiled, or digitally printed image on the exterior wall of a building that does not contain any commercial message.
For definition purposes, a commercial message is any message that advertises a business conducted, services rendered, or goods produced or sold.”
What is a Vintage Original Art Mural?
A Vintage Original Art Mural is a mural that existed or was created prior to October 12, 2013.
What does the Vintage Art Mural registration process entail?
Murals with documented proof of existence prior to October 12, 2013 are deemed Vintage Original Art Murals are considered registered murals by the Department of Cultural Affairs. The DCA manages a mural database which can verify the mural’s date of creation. However, murals that are not registered in the DCA’s mural database may register with a Vintage Art Mural Application. Property owners and artists are encouraged to register. There is no fee for Vintage Art Mural Registration.
Who do I contact if a mural in my community needs to be maintained, restored and/or is in need of graffiti removal?
Please call our Public Art Division’s main line: 213-202-5555.
Email is preferred including background information, address, and an image of the mural to:
Where do I get information about the City’s Mural Ordinance?
For information about the City’s Mural Ordinance and guidance on the mural registration process, please call the Public Art Division, DCA at: 213-202-5544 or send an email to: email@example.com
What is the timeline for the individual artist grant programs? When can proposals be submitted, and what is the submission deadline?
The guidelines and forms for the AIR and COLA grants programs are posted on DCA’s website in the first week of September each year.
The deadline for submitting a proposal for either grants program is the fourth Friday of October of each year.
Thats this Friday, October 28!
Better get on it!!