* Changes to the Welcome to Casper Mural Call *

After further review and community feedback, the Casper Mural Project has determined to change call from a Request for Proposals (RFP), to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

Making the change to an RFQ has altered the mural process in the following ways.

  • Visual proposals are no longer needed to apply, but still welcomed.
  • Four qualified artists will be selected and paid $350 to submit a visual proposal.
  • The mural budget has been lowered from $12,000 to $10,500.
  • The deadline to paint the mural has been extended from June 30th, to August 15th.

CALL FOR MURAL ARTISTS – RFQ

“Welcome To Casper” Mural

 

Deadline for RFQ : April 1, 2021

View submission details below.

Welcome to Casper Mural

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Lead Artist for “Welcome to Casper” Mural/Public Art Project

Theme: “Welcome to Casper”

Location: North wall of 42 Degrees North at 128 S Center St, Casper, WY. 

Size: Minimum 45′ x 20′ – Maximum 127′ x 20′

Finish Date: Mural must be completed by August 15th, 2021.

Budget

Four finalists will receive $350 to complete final proposals.

Final mural artist/s project budget up to $10,500

Deadline for RFQ: April 1, 2021

Rights: Casper Mural Project retains all rights to the artwork that is selected. 

Summary:

The Casper Mural Project presents a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a lead artist(s) to work on a mural to be displayed in a prominent location on the north wall of 42 Degrees North. The artwork will serve as a large public artwork to greet visitors and locals into historical downtown Casper.

Four Qualified Artists will be Paid $350 to Submit Mural Proposals

Up to four qualified artists will be selected by the Casper Mural Project Art Selection Committee, and paid $350 to submit a proposal that includes a to scale rendering, thematic statement, mural budget, and timeline for their mural concept (due April 30, 2021). 

The four artist proposals will then be reviewed by the Casper Mural Project Art Selection Committee, the property owners, tenants, and members of the board for a final artist selection process. $350 payments will be issued after the completion of the submitted proposal materials (scaled rendering, thematic statement, mural budget, and timeline).

Final Mural Artist Selected
One muralist(s) will be selected and will work collaboratively with the Casper Mural Project board, Art Selection Committee, building tenants, and property owners to plan and complete the physical mural artwork. Selected artists will complete the contractual agreement, and be issued a down payment to begin work. 

Context:

The Casper Mural Project’s mission is to foster and encourage community expression through the creation of public art in the form of murals. These murals will tell stories that inspire deeper compassion among Casper neighbors, wider cultural understanding and empathy, and focus on stories of inspiration, social justice, and community peace. 

Any artist or team of artists demonstrating the ability to execute a successful mural project are encouraged to apply. We encourage emerging artists and artists representing marginalized communities, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people identifying as LGBTQ+, to apply.

The Casper Mural Project program defines mural as a one-of-a-kind work of art, hand-created, and applied directly to the surface of a physical structure. Mural may be composed of paint or various mixed media, including three-dimensional elements, which are graded for exterior use and harmoniously integrated into the physical structure.

The Casper Mural Project will provide limited supplies and preparation to the wall. The Casper Mural Project will obtain all required permits, powerwash the wall, prime the wall, and apply the wall’s graffiti coat. Casper Mural Project will also provide scaffolding and a limited supply of other supplies and volunteers if needed. (Please state this in your budget if you need assistance beyond what we are providing.)

Artists who currently live in Casper or have ties to Casper will be given preferential treatment, but the Casper Mural Project welcomes anyone to apply. 

The Casper Mural Project would like any proposed art to highlight the hidden spaces of our growing downtown. We ask applicants to examine our community’s distinctive history, geography, climate, and social well-being. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate unique artistic viewpoints, expose our audience to fresh and well-considered ideas, and challenge what is expected. As you will see, there is an existing mural already on this wall; it is up to the artist to either paint over it, incorporate it, or design a mural that would go alongside it. 

Timeline:

  • RFQ Published: March 1, 2021
  • RFQ Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Finalists Notified: April 6, 2021
  • Finalists Interviewed: April 8 – 9, 2021
  • Finalists Proposal Deadline and Payment: April 30th
  • Selected Artists Notified: May 7, 2021
  • Project Deadline: August 15, 2021

Project Budget:

The Project Budget is $10,500.00 for all artist fees including design services, community engagement, site preparation, fabrication, travel, lodging, meals, and installation. Casper Mural Project will provide any necessary supplies, permits, and documentation. Casper Mural Project will execute a deliverables-based contract valued at $10,500.00 with the artist. Artists will be paid 50% upon contract signing, and 50% upon completion. 

How To Apply:

Submit your contact information, artist CV, portfolio (3-5 images of recent work), and letter of interest to the Google form found here.

When submitting your images they need to be JPEG and a minimum of 72 dpi, labeled with your last name, first name, and title. Example: LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg

Up to four finalists will be required to submit a mural proposal that is one to two pages long.

Deadline for Submission of RFQ:

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:59pm MT

**Late applications may be disqualified from consideration.**

Prize summary: 

$10,500

Deadline: 04/01/2021

Entre Fee: No

Previous murals completed by the Casper Mural Project