Storm Drain Mural Application

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We’re looking for Triangle-based artists and artist teams to create murals painted on the sidewalk around prominent storm drains in Chapel Hill. These storm drain murals will be approximately 6 feet in diameter, are intended to last a few years, and their designs should be fun, eye-catching, and speak to environmental themes. See past storm drain mural projects.

FINALIST PROPOSAL COMPENSATION: Selected finalists will be paid $100 each to submit a mural design.

PROJECT STIPEND: Artists whose designs are selected will receive an all-inclusive stipend of $1,300 to finalize their design with stakeholder input and paint the mural around the designated storm drain.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists and/or artist teams must be 18+ and live within a 40-mile radius of Chapel Hill.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 29 at 5 p.m.

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

Storm drain murals below (left to right) feature art by Jesse White, Anna Payne Rogers Previtte, and Alice Holleman.

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