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David Zayas, "Buenos Dias," in East Somerville

Call to Muralists


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CALL TO MURALISTS

ABOUT THE MURAL: The Somerville Arts Council, in conjunction with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), seeks a muralist for a highly visible public art project located at the CHA Somerville Hospital on Highland Ave. The site sits in the heart of Somerville between Davis and Union Square and steps away from the Center for Arts at the Armory. The mural will be painted on the side of the building facing the parking lot.  The area is approximately 30’ x 50’. CHA seeks designs that will capture the values of CHA: Community, Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Learning and Excellence (CIRCLE) and specifically that speaks to the CHA mission, the commitment to the wellbeing of residents and togetherness of our communities.  See visual and language below from recent brand identity. CHA would also like to involve local youth with painting at the bottom of the wall, if feasible. CHA and the Arts Council will work with the selected artist on this component.

SPECS OF THE SPACE:  The mural will be approximately 30 x 50 feet, with CHA desire to paint the adjacent fence.

COMPENSATION: CHA will be contracting with muralist for $7,500, this includes all supplies and labor.  CHA will be providing boom lift which will be needed. CHA will also provide storage and access to supplies.

HOW TO APPLY:   We are not requesting specific designs for the first round but rather wish to engage the muralists community to determine interest and availability; we anticipate the work will occur late spring or summer, dependent upon COVID-19 restrictions.   Please provide information to demonstrate your capacity of completing a mural of this capacity by sending examples of prior work.

Provide the following information in the body of an email, with the subject line, “CHA Mural Project”:

*  Contact info: Name, E-mail, Phone
*  Location to view previous mural work: website, online portfolio or Instagram.  If no digital work to view, provide up to seven JPEGS (maximum of 500 kb each; if email does not go through please send via WeTransfer)
*  Describe in short narrative form your idea for your proposed design.
*  Somerville affiliation (if any).

Send applications to: imenjivar@somervillema.gov  with subject line: CHA Mural Project

Deadline: April 13, 2020