Georgetown Title – in collaboration with the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board - would like to commission an artist to design and install a mural on an exterior wall of their building. Call opens November 1, 2020

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Beginning November 1st, 2020, The City of Georgetown’s Arts and Culture Board will invite artist entries for the Commercial Mural Project at Georgetown Title. The mural design should be an interpretation of the history of the site using abstract representation with an emphasis on color and shape instead of realistic representation. For more details, see the full submission guidelines here: Call for Artist Entries_Georgetown Title Mural; Area maps can be found here: Supplemental Area Maps_Georgetown Title Mural

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18.

BUDGET: This project is part of the Percent for Public Art in Municipal Capital Improvement Projects and provides matching City funds to the Commercial Mural at Georgetown Title. An artist stipend of $4,000 will be paid to the artist selected to install the mural. The cost of materials and equipment necessary to install the mural will be covered up to $2,000. Any material and equipment costs exceeding this amount will require prior approval. The selected artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing, and personal liability insurance.

INSTALLATION DATE: Mural will be completed by April 30, 2021.

APPLY: Applications will be submitted through Submittable.com between November 1 and December 31, 2020: https://artsgeorgetown.submittable.com/Submit

SELECTION: From the entries submitted by the deadline, the Arts and Culture Board in collaboration with Georgetown Title will award an artist commission for the mural design and installation.  Artists will be notified of the final selection by the late January, 2021.

APPLICATION FEE: None

Questions: Contact Amanda Still at 512-930-8471 or Amanda.still@georgetown.org

Please click here to view the full submission guidelines, project schedule, and other info: Call for Artist Entries_Georgetown Title Mural

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board awards grant twice a year for art, music, theatre, dance, and cultural heritage events and programs taking place in Georgetown. Starting December 1, 2020, the board will be seeking proposals for events and programs between April 2021 -September 2021.

Due to the continued obstacles to holding events as a result of the pandemic, the Georgetown Arts and Culture Grants for 2021 Round I will also include funding options for organizational development such as strategic planning, board training, and professional development that will help fulfill the mission of the organization.

Nonprofit organizations, schools, and informal arts and culture organizations creating arts and culture programming, organizational development, or an event open to the public are eligible to apply. The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board considers all applicants without attention to the following – which includes but is not limited to – race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. Organizations that received funding in the 2020 Round II cycle are not eligible to apply for 2021 Round I.

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Grants help the Arts and Culture Board fulfill bylaw requirements which include recognizing and encouraging groups and organizations that enrich Georgetown life by bringing cultural and artistic values and artifacts to the City.  Members of the Arts and Culture Board believe a vibrant arts community and cultural offerings are good for the quality of life for residents, will attract visitors, and will assist Georgetown in becoming a nationally recognized arts destination by 2030.  The grant program helps develop and strengthen our local arts community by contributing funding to arts and culture programming that enhances our local community.

This application is open and accepting entries from December 1-31, 2020. Grants in this round will be awarded for events, programs, and organizational development that occur April 2021 -September 2021.

Candidates will be notified in January 2021 and checks will be cut in February.

For additional information, visit https://arts.georgetown.org/grants/

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