Peace & Justice Art Banner Application

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Request for Proposals

We’re looking for a local artist or artist team to create a series of artistic graphic designs to be printed on three vinyl banners and hung between the columns of the Old Post Office building in downtown Chapel Hill, a site known as Peace & Justice Plaza

Banner specs. The banners will be 4 feet wide x 5 feet long and displayed for approximately 12 months. The designs should speak to the themes of peace and justice, with a particular focus on racism, anti-racism, and/or the struggle for racial justice.

Finalist proposal stipends. $200 / artist or team
Project commission budget. $3,000 

DEADLINE EXTENDED. Monday, March 25th at 5 p.m.
Eligibility. Applicants must be 18+, live within 40 miles of Chapel Hill, and submit application materials using the directions below.

Community Arts & Culture aims to inspire creativity and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill. We value inclusion, experience, and understanding, and encourage proposals that reflect these values.

Banners displayed below (left to right) were designed by Charlie Dupee and Victoria Primicias.

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About Peace & Justice Plaza

Dedicated in 2009, the square in front of the Old Post Office known as Peace & Justice Plaza, honors the energy and spirit of the thousands who –for decades–have exercised their rights to assembly and speech and have spoken out on issues of peace, justice, and equality. 

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The Town of Chapel Hill reserves the right to refuse any or all submissions or works, to refuse any finalist, and to waive informalities in procedures should it be determined that submissions or works are not adequate, or for any other reason prior to a written arrangement being reached.