Art + Transit Bus Wrap Artist Call

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Calling Graphic Design Artists

We’re looking for a Triangle-based artist or artist team to design a bus wrap that will inspire and delight thousands in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, whether they ride the art bus or see it driving by. 

We’re looking for a design that’s eye-catching and fun — that inspires creativity and celebrates community. We value inclusion, experience, and understanding, and encourage art that reflects these values.

The final design will be printed on adhesive vinyl and wrapped around a Chapel Hill Transit bus by a contractor. That means that you must be able to deliver the final artwork as a high resolution vector file (.ai or .eps). You’ll need to use the printer’s specifications and template. The design will be on display for about two years.

STIPEND: $2,500

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

DEADLINE: 5 p.m. Monday, March 20

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.

This project is part of Art + Transit, bringing life to the daily commute.

Art buses from left to right: Can’t Stop Pride by Wutang McDougal, Orgullo Latino by Georges LeChevallier, Rise Above Racial Injustices by Debi Drew and NAACP Youth Council members Kennedy Lytle, Sol Ramirez, and Anthony Swann.

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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.

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