Phoenix Mural Project is hosting the first Phoenix Mural Festival May 4 starting at 6:00 pm through May 6, ending at 10:00 pm. There will be murals all over the valley, you can find the complete festival map here. There will be 82 artists and 48 new murals in one weekend.
On Friday May 4 Festival artists will be featured at Unexpected Art Gallery (734 W Polk St, Phoenix, AZ 85007). Saturday, May 5 there will be live mural painting, and Sunday, May 6 there will also be live mural painting and an artist celebration at Unexpected Art Gallery where there will be demonstrations, performances, music and more!
Fade the lights and turn up the music. Every third Saturday from October to June Mesa Art Center’s campus will be taken over by a new artist with a unique, crazy-fun theme–complete with live art, live music, great eats, and much more.
This month, create art with these amazing artists:
Melissa Waddell, Sierra Joy, Matt Dickson and Claire Worden
Projection art with Sylvia Frost and Bryn Corbett
Live painting with Tara Sharpe
Mural zone by Ciara Bernal and Kyllan Maney
Interactive large scale window coloring
DJs The Ladies of Wax (Victoria Aguilar and Karen Hartman)
This month’s spark! After Dark: Collective Kaleidoscope will be on Saturday, February 17 from 8pm to 11pm at the Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201).
Deadline – September 15, 2014 | Midnight Arizona Time
Projects – Up to 20 opportunities in 7 Valley cities
Budget – Variable range of $3,500-$7,000
Eligibility – Arizona Artists* (Individuals and Collectives/Groups/Teams)
*Artists commissioned in the previous Cycle 4 are not eligible for the current Cycle 5.
How to Apply
Read on and click APPLY below to get started! Team submittals must identify one member to act as point of contact for submittal/selection process and all related communication. Artists applying as a member of a team are not eligible to also apply as an individual.
PLEASE NOTE—this call to artists is a Request for Qualifications, NOT a Request for Proposals. Artists who submit specific proposals at this time will be deemed ineligible.
About the IN FLUX Initiative
IN FLUX Cycle 5 brings together eleven organizations representing seven Valley cities and towns seeking local artists to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations and media.
IN FLUX demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art projects through a showcase of local Arizona artists creating original site-specific installations presented within the context of viewing the Valley as one community. IN FLUX provides unique project opportunities for artists to expand their skills, innovatively apply their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. IN FLUX offers new perspective on the connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences.
The IN FLUX initiative, currently operated through the strategic partnership of eleven organizations in Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe was launched by Scottsdale Public Art in 2010 to activate vacant storefront spaces. The initiative has continued to expand and gain momentum since its inception, increasing its positive impact on our local communities and our Arizona artists.
Potential project locations offer opportunities for artists who create installation-based works as well as murals, projections, performance, and participatory/social practice. Artists submitting qualifications to this call are under consideration for all IN FLUX Cycle 5 opportunities being offered by the 11 partnering organizations in seven Valley cities.
Budgets are all-inclusive of labor, transportation, equipment rental, shipping and material costs as well as artist fees for overhead costs including general liability insurance, installation, and de-installation. All projects are temporary and will remain on view for a maximum of 12 months with installation and de-installation schedules to be mutually agreed upon by selected artists and their respective partnering organization.
Selection Process and Schedule
Artists residing in Arizona who did not have projects in the previous Cycle 4 are eligible to apply. A selection panel representing all seven cities in a public process will recommend one artist and one alternate per available project opportunity.
Selected artists will be contracted by and work directly with the project manager designated by their assigned partnering organization. Proposals will be requested from selected artists prior to contract. All artists will be notified of selection results via e-mail and given the opportunity to request feedback from the selection panel.
IN FLUX partners seek to provide opportunity, experience, and education to emerging and established local artists. These opportunities are intended to be tenable for those who may not have previously applied for a public art project in addition to providing a fresh approach to artists who have public art experience.