Basketball Court Mural Application

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Calling Triangle Area Artists

We’re looking for a Triangle-based artist or artist team to design and paint a mural on an outdoor basketball court in Umstead Park in Chapel Hill. We want a design that is fun, eye-catching, and that speaks to the energy of the sport and the park surroundings.

The mural will be painted on a newly resurfaced court that’s about 350 square feet. We want to make sure the mural maintains good quality for many years, so a particular type of paint and application process is required. You’ll need to apply the paint using squeegees and edging tape. You can choose three to five colors from color palette below for the mural.

A palette of color squares including dark greens, blues, purple, and red.

Interested? Apply now.

  • If you’re a Triangle-area artist, submit a qualification following the instructions below.
  • We’ll select a few finalists to produce proposals and we’ll pay each artist $100 for this work.
  • The selection team will choose one proposal for realization.

STIPEND: $5,000
We’ll provide the special court paint and installation materials (squeegees, buckets, tape, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY: Reside within a 40-mile radius of Chapel Hill

DEADLINE: 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 16

Our mission is to inspire creativity and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill. We value inclusion, experience, and understanding. We encourage applications that reflect our mission and these values.




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.


The header image is a photo of Nina Chanel Abney’s mural at the Morrison Residence Hall basketball court at UNC-Chapel Hill.