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CALL TO ARTISTS: Uptown Shelby temporary public art

The Uptown Shelby Association is looking for artists to create temporary public art pieces for display in the Uptown Shelby district in 2021.

Temporary public art pieces could include murals, installations, lighting displays, chalk art, RainWorks art, and other concepts.

Interested artists must review the full guidelines document (available here) and submit a complete proposal, including contact information, project description, proposed location, schedule, itemized costs, and renderings along with the artist's resume and images of the artist's other work. Designs must be appropriate for public display and should not include political or sexual content or any business logos or advertising.

Permission from the property owner(s) of the proposed location is of the utmost importance.

Interested artists should submit their proposal to USA for review before beginning the project. For USA to pay for the project, work should not begin until you receive a response in writing from USA. 

If approved, artists will be paid partially in advance for materials and the remainder upon completion.

Deadline to apply is quarterly until the funds run out. The next upcoming deadline is April 1. Artists will be notified in a timely manner.

For the full guidelines and proposal document, please click here. To download the one-page Call for Artists, click here

Contact Audrey Whetten Godfrey, Executive Director, with questions: 704-484-3100 or awhetten (at) uptownshelby (dot) com.