The Town of Brookline, MA and Brookline Art Makes Community (BAMC), an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded public art initiative, invites artists to apply to the Murals Around Town program for 2024. This summer, selected artist(s) will be awarded grants to create mural artworks on exterior walls across Town. The painted or installed murals will be displayed publicly throughout Brookline’s main commercial areas. Our goal is to promote the arts and business communities in our town with more commercial area vibrancy through this inviting public art program. Installation of the artworks will occur during a 2-week or so span over the summer and will hopefully culminate in a mural festival celebration with the artists! All ages in the community will delight in exploring each new mural and engaging with the artists as they bring their ideas to life.

To be considered for this commission, you must submit the required materials by 12:00 p.m. noon on Friday, May 31, 2024 via the online portal here. More details below.
  • Budget: $100,000 in available funding, artist award stipend TBD
  • Call released: Friday, February 9, 2024 at 12 p.m. (noon) ET.
  • Written questions: Accepted until Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12 p.m. (noon) ET.
  • Call closes: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 12 p.m. (noon) ET.
  • Eligibility: This Call to Artists is open to all artists at least 18 years of age (or with legal guardian’s permission).
Interested artists can also submit written questions by emailing Aaron Norris, Economic Development Planner, at anorris@brooklinema.gov.

We will post answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) to our website here.

Technical questions about the application are welcome until the deadline! PLEASE submit your application well before the deadline so that we have time to help you if you have technical issues.

The printed version of this application can also be found on our website and is for applicants planning to mail or hand deliver only. Please return these completed hard-copy applications and support materials to:
Aaron Norris, Economic Development Planner
Town Hall, 3rd Floor (Planning Department)
333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445

Thank you!