Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program Launches
The City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture today announced the launch of the 2020 Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program to support new artwork commissions on residential properties throughout the city.
The 2020 program will focus on sites in east Boulder, southeast Boulder, University Hill, and Gunbarrel.
This program is a partnership between homeowners and artists to create murals visible from public paths and streets. Homeowners and artists work together to determine a specific site and design that will be a feature in the community for at least five years. Projects will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline to apply is July 15.
Through this open call, homeowners with an available exterior site visible from a public right-of-way can apply to the Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program. All sub-communities are encouraged to apply, with priorities in east Boulder, southeast Boulder, University Hill, and Gunbarrel. Selected homeowners will work with the Office of Arts and Culture to select an artist from the City-approved Mural Artist Roster to commission a mural. The Office of Arts and Culture will provide up to $3,000 to the artist to develop and create the project on the homeowner's property. The total program budget for Creative Neighborhoods is roughly $25,000 funded through the Community Culture and Safety Tax, with seven new projects anticipated for 2020.
Visit the Office of Arts and Culture Creative Neighborhoods website for eligibility details and to submit applications.
The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is currently implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives that support artists and the creative economy, and research, the office supports the community-created Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity and joy of everyone in the community.
Published: June 30, 2020
Annie Zaruba, Media Relations, 303-441-4092
Mandy Vink, Public Art Administrator, 303-441-4342