Open Call: Fresh Paint Muralists

The Regional Arts & Culture Council and Open Signal invite emerging artists/teams who identify and belong to communities of color and are currently living in Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington County in Oregon, or Clark County in Washington to submit proposals for a temporary mural at Open Signal along the highly visible NE Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. at 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 

Are you eligible to apply?
This opportunity is for emerging artists that identify as a person of color including (but not limited to) Native American, Latino/a/x, Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, African American, African, and Middle Eastern. 

In addition, you must: 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 16, 2018, before 5:00PM.  

Selection Process and Criteria 

Four artists/teams will be selected based on: 

Artist Responsibilities

Selected artists will receive a $2000 honorarium. Artist responsibilities include:

Installation Dates for Murals

1. October 2018 – March 2019

2. April 2019 – September 2019

3. October 2019 – March 2020

4. April 2020 – September 2020

Getting Help with your Application  We’re Here to Help! 

Talk with the staff. Discuss questions or concerns. Get started NOW! It’s fine to call before you start writing the application. The earlier you contact program staff the better. 

Do not wait until the deadline day! 

If you have questions regarding the application materials and project's process/timeline, CONTACT:

Salvador Mayoral IV at 503.823.5865, smayoral@racc.org or 

Peggy Kendellen at 503.823.4196, pkendellen@racc.org

Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-5pm 

If you have questions regarding the application platform and on-site logistics, CONTACT

Daniela Serna at daniela@opensignalpdx.org, 503-288-1515, ext. 931.

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11am-5pm

Tips for Applying to Public Art Commissions Video. 
(Yes, it was done for Seattle’s program—but everything they say applies for our program as well.)

Selection Process Timeline

Tuesday, June 19th Info Session

Monday, July 16th Application deadline 

Late August  Artist selection