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City of Moscow, Moscow Arts Commission Accepting Artist Submissions for New City Mural

MOSCOW — The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission announce the opening of the artist submission period for a mural to be installed at the corner of Jackson & A Streets, with applications accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2024.

At this time, individual artists and artist teams are invited to submit qualifications and examples of past work. These materials will be evaluated by the Selection Panel, which will then recommend three finalists to create site-specific proposals. Each of the finalists will create a site-specific design and will receive a $1000 honorarium which is anticipated to be used towards travel expenses, food, design fees, lodging, and all expenses related to the creation of the artist’s proposal and presentation. Following the finalist presentations, the selected artist honorarium for the mural installation is not to exceed $25,000. Included in this budget are the artist’s fee, insurance, travel, fabrication, engineering, materials, installation, documentation, and all other costs accrued by the artist specific to this project.

Artists eighteen (18) years of age and older from the United States are eligible for this project. Preference may be given to artists who live in Latah County, Nez Perce County, or those who are Nez Perce or Coeur d’Alene tribal members and/or have a significant Idaho economic presence, with secondary preference given to those artists who live in Asotin County or Whitman County. Artists are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.

The project theme was developed by the Moscow Arts Commission and approved by the Moscow City Council:

The community of Moscow rises up from the fertile ground of the Palouse, where water, seeds, and soil create a playful dance of transformation. Joining in this growth are the intertwining stories of students and life-long residents. Rooted in Moscow, these stories are a celebration of potential, of opening and stretching toward the sunlight. The mural at the building at Jackson & A will reflect the spirit of play, celebration, and transformation at the core of the Moscow community. 

Artist materials will be accepted only via Submittable, the City of Moscow Arts Department’s submission management system. No emailed or paper submissions will be reviewed. The submission form is available online: https://moscowarts.submittable.com/submit