Individual artists or teams of artists are invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design and installation of murals at specific locations along Central Ave NE. Mural Central is a collaboration between the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), and Public Functionary to help define the Central Avenue corridor as a cultural district.
Artists or teams operating in the Twin Cities are welcome to apply, but should have a connection to the Northeast Minneapolis community. This should be addressed in the letter of interest.
A selection committee will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be assigned a mural location. A $500 stipend will be provided for initial concept development for the assigned site. Artist and artist teams will meet with the property owners and discuss the submitted concepts. After a single round of revisions, if necessary, artists or artist teams will produce a complete design, and then schedule the mural installations. Half of the total compensation amount will be provided once the final design is complete and the remaining portion provided upon completion of the mural. Mural compensation budgets range from $3,000 to $10,000, depending on complexity of the site. Mural sizes are roughly iterations of 16 ft x 8 ft or smaller.
Current sites include Central Ave Liquor, 2538 Central Ave NE; Sen Yai Sen Lek, 2422 Central Ave NE and Football Pizza, 2339 Central Ave NE.
To apply, submit the following via Mural Central’s Application form:
● Letter of interest (max 2 pages): Please include a short bio for each lead artist, and if a team, a statement about the collective; relevant prior work experience; your connection to Northeast Minneapolis and a statement of what you want to bring to Central Avenue. You do not need to pitch a design, just share your intentions.
● 5-8 sample artwork images. Please show relevant work samples. Mural or large-scale works preferred.
Applications will close Monday, February 21, 2022, 11:59 p.m. No applications will be accepted after this time. Do not submit a project proposal or design at this time.