Call for Artists: Mural in Frankfort

Request for Qualifications: Public Art Mural Frankfort, KY

The Franklin County Arts Council (Frank Arts) is seeking a mural artist or artist team to design and install a publicly viewable mural on a private building exterior located in the historic Downtown Frankfort area.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

All materials must be received by 11:59:00 p.m. Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on July 9, 2021. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

THEME

There is no specific theme for this mural; however, the design should fit the location. Interactive murals that allow the public to engage with the work and present photo opportunities are of particular interest, as are those using trompe l’oeil techniques.

LOCATION

The mural will be on the East facing wall of Broadway Clay Building located at 223 W. Broadway. The wall is in a prominent location as an entry point into downtown Frankfort. It faces the parking lot of First Christian Church, also in close proximity to the KY History Museum. Broadway Clay is a homegrown pottery studio created by artists providing classes, memberships and gallery space.

The size of the wall is approximately 100 feet long and ranges from 25 feet tall at the back to 35 tall in front.  Vehicles can and do park in front of the wall. There is existing landscaping, including a semi-evergreen Sweetbay Magnolia that will remain.  A site visit is not required but is recommended, particularly for artists selected for Phase 2 of the selection process.

PROJECT DETAILS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Frank Arts seeks to connect, engage and instill an appreciation for art throughout the Frankfort/Franklin County community. The group’s mission is to use public art to create vibrant spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy and to encourage economic development. This project is part of Downtown Arts, a multi-year public art initiative.

Frank Arts is operated by an advisory board that is spearheading the Downtown Arts program in close partnership with the Josephine Sculpture Park. Funding for the mural is provided primarily by local benefactor Richard Rosen, with additional funding from local businesses, grants, and other local contributors where the mural is placed.

See the complete Call Details and Application Process here.

CONTACT

Please direct all questions or requests for assistance to:

Josie Kirker: [email protected]

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