Belle Sherman Elementary School
CALL FOR ARTISTS
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Belle Sherman Elementary School 5th grade class is seeking a muralist to create a work of art on the Annex wall. After reflecting on their core values and drawing inspiration from the study of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students would like the mural to convey the importance of a peaceful, safe community, where everyone feels supported, has the freedom to play, relax, and express themselves. Additionally, students would like to emphasize the importance of nature, not only as the backdrop to their everyday life in Ithaca, but also as an integral part of a socially just world. Successful applicants are comfortable working with 5th and 7th grade volunteers to complete the project.
1,135 square foot Annex retaining wall facing the small parking lot at 75 Cornell Street, Ithaca NY. This building houses the Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.
Artist award: $5,000 including materials
April 16th – mural proposals due
April 30th – artist announced
May - June – mural painted
Your proposal email in 3 simple parts:
1) Image/sketch of the mural you'd like to paint
2) 3-5 examples of artistic/painting experience
3) Written statement:
- Name, contact, & brief artist statement
- Short mural project description
- Experience working with youth
- Specific materials list
Paulina Pavinski Bitar
(603) 520-5707 (text friendly)
Email proposals to:
Individuals & groups invited to apply.
Applicants may enter multiple proposals.
Open to all. BIPOC artists and people from traditionally marginalized identity groups especially encouraged to apply!