NoMa BID 2024 Mural Festival

Please submit by May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM. BEFORE you fill out this application and for additional information, please refer to the Call for Artists, available at: https://nomabid.org/public-art/murals/
The NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) is seeking local talented individuals or teams to submit a proposal to create a mural as part of the 2024 NoMa Mural Festival, taking place on September 16th-23rd, 2024. Up to 14 artists will be selected to paint large-scale works (painted outside, in public, during the week)) along the WMATA (metro) wall of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) at Alethia Tanner Park, and at Stable Arts just along the MBT, both located in the Eckington neighborhood of D.C.

The 2024 Mural Festival will take place between September 16 and September 23rd, 2024. Please DO NOT APPLY if you cannot commit to painting a mural within those dates. Artists may paint at times convenient to their schedules, but are expected to be present at the wall during some NoMa Mural Festival events taking place at the mural site and close by. Artists will receive a draft Festival schedule if they are selected to participate.

Final mural designs will be selected by a community panel and each selected artist will receive a stipend of $2,000 plus a supplies reimbursement of $600. Artists are expected to provide their own transportation to the site which is adjacent to the NoMa/ Gallaudet Metro, and their own lodging. Walls will be prepped in advance, and storage for painting supplies during the week will be provided by the NoMa BID. Once selected, each artist will be asked to sign an agreement between the artist and the NoMa BID, and will be expected to attend at least two Mural Festival events during Festival week.

This form is your mural proposal submission and is due by May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM. No exceptions. Please submit some examples of recent work (it does not have to include mural work), and a sketch and/or digital design of your proposed mural. Announcement of the artists selected for the Festival will be made by early June. T More specific information, is included in the Call for Artists. You may reach out to Amanda at APhillips@nomabid.org to answer any further questions.

Please complete the following application. Note: Artists who have sent in an Artist Interest form within the last year to the NoMa BID do not have to enter additional Images of recent work again here. Any submitted Images must be limited to no more than 16 MB. Please submit do NOT submit images as PDF or Word files.

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* 1. Artist Name

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* 2. Address

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* 3. Artist website or social media handle(s)

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* 4. Please upload an example of past mural work (or if you are creating a large scale mural for the first time, of any large-scale work) . Each image must be a separate digital file. Please do not include explanatory text in the image file. You may upload up to two (2) designs. NOTE: If you have submitted recent work to the NoMa BID, you may skip this step. If you have NOT submitted images to us before, please make sure to submit images of past work. please DO NOT submit images in PDF form.

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* 5. Past Work Image 2 (if applicable)

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* 6. Upload Proposal Image. Please submit an image that represents your CURRENT MURAL PROPOSAL. Please take into consideration the murals already on the wall, as the selection committee will likely be looking for new stories. You may submit only sketches (please include color palette and any other pertinent information), digital images or a combination of the two. Send us your best example of the proposed mural. Please do NOT submit this file in PDF format. NOTE:

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* 7. Upload Proposal Image 2

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* 8. Artist Statement/CV/Resume

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* 9. IMPORTANT Please write a brief description of your interest in being a part of the 2024 NoMa Mural Festival, including your experience painting murals and any connection to DC, NoMa or Eckington that you think applicable (200 words or less). Please provide short descriptions for each of your image submissions and how your mural responds to the inspiration for this year's Festival as outlined in the Call for Artists.

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* 10. I certify that the information provided in this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge (please initial) and that if selected to participate, I will make myself available to paint a mural along the MBT trail at Alethia Tanner Park between September 6- 16th, 2023.

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