We’re looking for Triangle-based artists or artist teams to create digital art for two public art projects. Both projects seek art themed on anti-racism and the struggle for racial justice. Local artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person Of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

One artist/artist team will be selected for each project and will receive a $2,000 stipend to complete the work. Interested artists may apply for both projects. 
Community Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire creativity and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill.  We value inclusion, experience, and understanding, and encourage applications that reflect these values.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, October 26, 2020  Tuesday, October 20, 2020  

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live within a 40-mile radius of Chapel Hill and submit application materials following the directions listed below.

Peace & Justice Plaza Banners

One selected artist (or artist team) will create a series of three (3) graphic designs for banners for display at the Old Post Office building in Downtown Chapel Hill, known as Peace & Justice Plaza. The initial exhibit will be up for several months and the banners may be used in future exhibits. 

This application requires a concept sketch and description. We’re looking for a simple visual and a few sentences describing the concept, imagery, and intention behind the art. The designs should be inspired by the ideas of peace and justice. 

Dedicated in 2009, Peace & Justice Plaza honors the energy and spirit of thousands who have exercised their rights and spoke out on issues of racial justice, women’s rights, gay rights, and more.  

NAACP Youth Council Bus Wrap

One selected artist (or artist team) will collaborate with members of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro NAACP Youth Council to jointly design art for a vinyl bus wrap. The design will touch on themes of anti-racism and racial justice, and incorporate the youth perspective on these issues. The wrap will be installed on the outside and inside ceiling of a Chapel Hill Transit bus.  Final designs will be professionally printed and installed. 

If you’re applying, please indicate experience teaching or working with youth on your resume.

This project is part of Art + Transit, bringing life to the daily commute. An example of our previous art bus is below. 


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.