Making Space Social Justice Mural (Elgin, IL) - Call For Artists

Making Space Social Justice Mural (Elgin, IL) – Call For Artists

Making Space Social Justice Mural (Elgin, IL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The City of Elgin, IL Social Justice Collective is searching for a mural artist for Making Space, work with the community to design and install a permanent mural based on the business board ups that were put up in Downtown Elgin in anticipation of protests during the summer of 2020. The mural will be installed in Downtown Elgin in an historically significant location.

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Deadline: 22 Feb 2021

The artist(s) will work directly with the Elgin Social Justice Collective and the community to design and install a permanent mural. The mural will be painted by the community members with the help and guidance of the mural artist. The mural installation will serve as a space for the community to engage in conversation about social justice and using art as a creative outlet. The artist(s) will be assisted in the project by all of the partners and the City of Elgin.

About the Elgin Social Justice Collective

What space can we make to allow for further artistic expression? How can we create a lasting reflection of the activities of the summer of 2020? What space can we make to allow for peaceful and impactful gatherings of community members to engage? How do we elevate equity in our community? An ad-hoc group of community individuals (now known as the Elgin Social Justice Collective) came together and worked to identify a project that would address those questions. The project consists of four parts: a mural, a documentary, a Juneteenth partnership, and a scholarship.

For more information, contact culturalarts@cityofelgin.org.

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