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Luminaria 2020 Placemaking Program, TX

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Activated: 05/14/2020
Deadline: 06/01/2020
 
Call Summary
Luminaria invites greater San Antonio area mural artists to submit a proposal for several highly visible and culturally significant mural opportunities. Apply between May 14th and June 1st to showcase interpretive work on the exterior wall of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center at Mission San José or at several central downtown locations. These works will be completed by mid-September 2020.

All artists in the greater San Antonio area are encouraged to apply.
 
Budget Description
Luminaria is committed to paying the featured artists fair compensation for their work. Featured artists for these murals will receive a $2,000 Artist Fee ($1,000 at contract signing and $1,000 at production completion).

The Mission San José Visitor Center Mural:
Luminaria is overseeing the artistic management and selection process for artists and providing project management and basic production elements, such as lifts or scaffolding. The National Park Service will provide basic production elements and material costs, such as paint, and graphic design and printing resources. Special production elements within application proposals are the responsibility of the artist. Mission San José and Luminaria will provide marketing and promotion for this mural.

This program is made possible by Mission Heritage Partners and the National Park Service at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

Centro San Antonio’s “Art Everywhere” Downtown Murals:
Luminaria is overseeing the artistic management and selection process for artists. Centro San Antonio will provide basic production elements, such as lifts or scaffolding, paint and material costs, and project management. Special production elements within application proposals are the responsibility of the artist. Centro San Antonio and Luminaria will provide marketing and promotion for these new murals.

This program is made possible by Centro San Antonio.
 
Project Description
The Mission San José Visitor Center Mural:
In partnership with the National Park Service at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and Mission Heritage Partners, we are happy to announce a call for artist proposals to interpret and commemorate the 300-year history of Mission San José on an exterior wall of the National Park Service Visitor Center. This exciting mural will shed light on Mission San José, founded in 1720 by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús, and pay tribute to the 300th anniversary of the mission. Site themes, such as adaptation to challenge, cultural identity, and human interaction with natural landscapes, may guide the artistic direction of the mural content. The site is part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which is also a World Heritage Site.

This approximately 8’ x 20’ mural will be created using paint or printing processes on a semi-permanent substrate mounted to an exterior wall of the Visitor Center, which is a modern structure located on site at Mission San José. The wall is visible from Roosevelt Avenue. The final material and mounting method must be approved by National Park Service staff prior to fabrication. This mural best suits work that will be highly effective during the daytime when the Mission is open to the public, but night time lighting options can be explored. While generally a safe and respected historic site, the applicant for this public art program accepts risks of vandalism, theft, or accidents. Luminaria, The National Park Service, and Mission Heritage Partners cannot be held liable for vandalism, theft, or accidents.

To learn more about San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, visit: http://www.nps.gov/saan
Please visit the National Park Service's page on the history of Mission San José: https://www.nps.gov/saan/learn/historyculture/sanJoséhistory1.htm
Further reading: https://mysapl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1156991097

Centro San Antonio’s “Art Everywhere” Downtown Murals:
In partnership with Centro San Antonio, we are happy to announce a call for artist proposals to interpret the modern culture of San Antonio on several downtown walls. Designed to make downtown beautiful and playful, Centro SA’s “Art Everywhere” project lends culture and life to San Antonio’s urban core and the buildings and spaces that surround it. Installed on buildings that house or face local small businesses, the project employs local artists – who are also small-business people – and provides those visiting downtown a new way to experience the city.

For the two Centro SA murals, artists will select one of three locations available in the city center, all approximately 15’ x 20’ in size. The mural will be created using paint or printing processes on a semi-permanent substrate mounted to the exterior wall of one of three commercial buildings:
1) Radius Building site near the Tobin Center;
2) Herweck’s Art Supply Building on Broadway and Third; or
3) Kallison Building at Flores and Nueva.
While generally a safe and respected historic area, the applicant for this public art program accepts risks of vandalism, theft, or accidents. Luminaria and Centro San Antonio cannot be held liable for vandalism, theft, or accidents.

To learn more about Centro, visit https://centrosanantonio.org/

All artists in the greater San Antonio area are encouraged to apply.

Luminaria is a dynamic nonprofit arts organization that produces San Antonio’s free annual contemporary arts festival, runs a regional artist foundation, and manages citywide placemaking art programs. To learn more about Luminaria, visit LuminariaSA.org.
 
Eligibility
Applicants may apply as an individual or as a group. This call is only open to artists in the greater San Antonio area. All works must be new and entirely your own creation.

• All applications require a profile photo and resume.
• All applications require 4–10 examples of artwork uploaded in JPG, PDF, or any video formats (100MB or less). Embedded formats, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc., are acceptable. Please provide access instructions for private links.
• All applications require a detailed proposal narrative that should include which site you envision for your project, a description of your process and materials, a timeline for completion, and an estimated materials budget.
• All applications require answers to demographic questions to help Luminaria build its programming.
• Only one application can be submitted per artist/artist group.
• Please make sure your address is up-to-date in your AnyArtist profile.
 
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 4 - 10
Artist Statement: 500 word maximum
 
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
 
Additional Requirements
Headshot Image/Video Upload
What is your race/ethnicity? (Please check all that apply.)
What is your gender?
What is your age?
What city council district do you live in?
Mural Proposal Narrative Text
 
Selection Information
Selection Process
A diverse Curatorial Committee of San Antonio artists and arts professionals will carefully select these new murals. Members of the curatorial committee are vetted by Luminaria’s Executive Director and include one individual selected by Centro SA and one selected by the National Park Service.
 
Selection Criteria
Applications will be evaluated on their overall professionalism, creativity, originality, and innovation. All works must be new and entirely your own creation.
 
Timeline
Upon successful completion of the application process, you will receive a confirmation email from AnyArtist.org. We will contact applicants with the results of this open call for proposals – applications will be declined, accepted, or waitlisted.

Thursday, May 14 – Call for proposals opens online at AnyArtist.org ($10 application fee)
Monday, June 1 – Application deadline at 5 PM
Tuesday, June 30 – Artists Notified
Estimated completion date: Mid-September 2020
For questions regarding the submission process, please contact Info@AnyArtist.org or Admin@LuminariaSA.org.
 
Additional Resources
 
Contact Information
Kathy Armstrong
Executive Director
PO Box 120188
San Antonio TX 78212 United States
armstrong@luminariasa.org
 
Submission Instructions

 

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