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Mural Festival – Call For Artists

Mural Festival – Call For Artists

The ViBe Creative District is seeking ten artists to complete ten murals at ten locations within the Virginia Beach arts district for this Spring’s mural festival. All locations fall within the district boundaries.

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Deadline: 16 Mar 2018

Artists must be United States residents and be 18 years of age or older. Artists may submit up to four samples of past completed mural projects or proposed new designs for murals (or a combination of both). Exact locations of murals will be shared with selected artists after submissions are reviewed and artists are paired with property owners. Design concepts may need to be amended by the artist to fit the necessary dimensions of the walls/buildings.

Mural Festival Artist Benefits

The ViBe Creative District will award a $3,000 stipend to each of the ten artists for their time and talent. They will provide up to $1,000 per mural for paint/materials to complete the project. Other equipment will be accommodated when possible, including ladders or lifts. Artists will be credited with signature mural, signage for two years at each mural location, listing on ViBe Creative District website and social media, and credit with link to artists’ website on ViBe Mural Map. Artists will be welcomed to participate in several events or educational programs hosted in conjunction with the mural festival. The ViBe Creative District will promote the mural festival and all artists via press releases sure to garner multiple articles in both print and digital media.

About ViBe Creative District

ViBe Creative District was established by a group of concerned individuals and local businesses to attract creative industries to a section of the Virginia Beach oceanfront area that desperately needed revitalizing. On April 21, 2015, the City of Virginia Beach established the boundary of the District by ordinance and declared it “an arts and cultural district and technology zone” with incentives established by the Virginia General Assembly in 2009. The ViBe Creative District’s purpose is to serve as a vibrant center for the arts, culture, and technology, and to support artists, technical, and creative businesses to help them flourish and cross-pollinate. The intent is to foster creativity where artisans live and work. It serves to provide an opportunity for a sense of discovery for visitors and residents, enhance the quality of life for citizens, and stimulate economic development and real estate values.

On June 13, 2016, the Friends of the Creative District (FCD) became an affiliate organization with a purpose to support the efforts of the District businesses and non-profit efforts. Three members of the FCD sit on the ViBe non-profit Board to represent the businesses and arts within the District. Members of the FCD pay dues to have voting authority on decisions made within the group and a participation fee to be included on the ViBe website and social media marketing.

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