Public Art opportunity: YOUR future murals HERE! Open call for artists May 2021 deadline #GloucesterMA

photo caption: future site (43′ x 63′) for new temporary mural commission Elm St., Gloucester

About the art call.

Calling all Gloucester, Cape Ann, North Shore and New England area artists! One monumental exterior wall and two interior sites are available for commission submission in downtown Gloucester on the new apartment building, Harbor Village. The exterior mural $5500 (fee & materials. Lift will be supplied.) Two mural opportunities (10 x 10; 10 x 15) inside are $2000 each (fee & materials).

Request for proposals Here

“North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) and Action Inc. have partnered together to bring new art into downtown Gloucester through the Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM)…The goal for this call is to provide opportunities for local/regional artists to bring life and color into downtown of Gloucester. Selected Artists/teams will be a part of efforts in celebrating the 400th anniversary of Gloucester!”

application here.

Submission Deadline Sunday May 2, 2021- midnight; project completion target end of summer 2021.

About Harbor Village

Harbor Village: a new mixed income apartment building developed by Action Inc. and North Shore Community Development Coalition on 206 Main Street at Elm (formerly Cameron’s) now under construction.

Harbor Village website HERE.

BEFORE VIEW- One future mural commission will go here!

Not here

Exterior mural could be visible from the next blocks: oblique angle view back to mural wall on Elm Street from Pleasant Street (between Cape Ann Museum and Jane Deering Gallery)

and strip at top visible from Chestnut

Action, Inc.’s support of the arts

Action, Inc. continues a tradition of supporting the arts with these new commissions. The organization has a history of collaboration with community arts partners, commissioning original public art for its buildings, and preserving any historic assets (buildings and art).

Gloucester Murals

Here is a selection of some of the exterior public art murals in Gloucester. Depending upon your device, double click or pinch and zoom to enlarge and/or right click to see the credit details. On mine there is an option to select “view full size”. Indoor murals include masterworks from Gloucester’s public art collection (for example see its major WPA-era New Deal murals).

Artist experience runs the gamut: outsider and novice artists; community collaborations (with established artists helping youth); and solo endeavors (from trained professionals whether emerging or midcareer, established and revered).

corner diner

Nowadays Supreme Roast Beef

1930s | 2012 | 2021

photo credit: Catherine Ryan

Potential walls in Gloucester abound. At the back of Cape Ann Museum on Elm Street across from the new Harbor Village. One day O’Maley (see prior post here)

Read the press release

A paid opportunity to bring art to downtown Gloucester

North Shore Community Development Coalition and Action Inc. have partnered together to bring new art into downtown Gloucester through The Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM). This program was founded by North Shore CDC in Salem’s Point neighborhood to break down the invisible socio-economic barriers. We believe public art can be a tool to help integrate neighborhoods and create more resilient communities.

Through this Request for Proposals, PUAM will bring art into a new North Shore community.  Artists have the opportunity between April 12th and May 2nd to apply for three murals, two interior and one exterior, at Harbor Village, a new building located at 206 Main Street in Gloucester. Harbor Village is a new mixed-use development bringing 30 affordable apartments for families into downtown. The goal for this call is to provide opportunities for local and regional artists to bring life and color into downtown Gloucester. Selected artists/teams will be a part of efforts to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Gloucester! Artists’ work will be voted on and selected by members of the Gloucester community and stakeholders of the project.

PUAM is seeking two to three New England based visual artists to install art in North Shore CDC and Action Inc.’s newest affordable housing development. The project is expected to be completed by mid summer. For more details about this Call for Art, please click this link.

timeline

Subject to change

April 12: Applications opens

May 2: Application Closes at 11:59 PM EST

May 5-7-: Judging/selection period

May 10: Notify winners + applicants

May 15: Sign + Return artists contracts/required docs

May 17: 60% of payment distributed to artist

TBD: Artist installation deadline is based upon their AVAILABILITY.

TBD: Remaining (40%) payment upon completion.

NOTE: Outdoor mural MUST be completed by Nov 2021. Indoor murals are recommended to be completed between May 15- June15.

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