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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Norfolk Arts Seeks Artists for Community Mural & Event

“When Walls Speak” application deadline Feb. 22

NORFOLK, VA – Imagine: a themed community event with a visual, literary, live music and/or dance component that welcomes all to experience the arts. Norfolk Arts seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event.

The team could consist of a mural artist(s), theatre artist(s), performance artist(s), literary artist(s), videographer(s), or other technical artist(s). The team will design and create a mural and a multidisciplinary event that will engage the community and create a sense of place in a Norfolk neighborhood. 

The successful artists will have the skills to work together to develop and present a multidisciplinary festival celebration. The festival will result in a semi-permanent work of art that will last beyond the event. There is a total of $10,000 available.

Norfolk Arts staff will help with event planning to include obtaining permits, seating, sound equipment and coordination of other needs deemed necessary by the City of Norfolk.

The mural event should take place in either 1) the Berkley neighborhood, 2) Ocean View near 1st View and West Ocean View Avenue, or 3) near 35th Street and Colley Avenue. Artists should specify in their proposal which area they prefer to work and a potential building wall location for the mural. The building can be privately owned.

“This will be a fun place-making event giving artists from all disciplines a chance to work together to showcase the depth and creativity of Norfolk’s art community,” says Karen Rudd, Manager of Norfolk Arts. “We hope artists will apply with innovative art ideas.”

Deadline to Apply:                                          February 22

Project Funds:                                                   $10,000

Prospectus and How to Apply:                   www.norfolkarts.net

Questions:                                                          karen.rudd@norfolk.gov

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