Call for Artists – Request for Proposals for MPDC’s 55th Anniversary Mural Project


Artist Call
Request for Proposal
Madison Park Development Corporation
184 Dudley Street | Roxbury, MA  02119

Deadline:  May 27, 2021

Project Summary: We are pleased to announce that in celebration of its 55th anniversary as a Lower Roxbury community builder, Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) will coordinate the creation of a major mobile mural as a public art project for the neighborhood.  Led by a local artist-educator, the project will be implemented with the assistance of a crew of up to 6 young people. MPDC seeks an established artist-educator to lead this exciting mural project in Nubian Square, Roxbury beginning June 1 with project completion on or around September 1, 2021.

Eligibility: This request is open to all artist-educators in the city of Boston with a preference for those
familiar with the Roxbury neighborhood, with experience working with young people, and possessing a portfolio that includes completed, successful mural making or other public art project(s).

Compensation: An average of 12 hours a week for up to 14 weeks is anticipated.  The schedule includes collective planning, design, and execution of the mural.  The artist-educator will be compensated for three months of work, paid in three parts:  retaining fee, mid-July, and balance of payment at the completion of the project.

Deadline for Submitting Application and Materials:  May 27, 2021

Selection Process: Selection will be made according to the following criteria:  artist statement; quality of work samples, high-level experience as artist-educator; experience and history of work in and around Roxbury, MA.

Submission guidelines: Please submit your c.v., an artist statement, and sample work, including public art projects you have completed.

Artist Statement: The required artist statement should be a one-page statement that addresses interest, relevant artistic experience and experience as an arts educator, your philosophy of public art and your thoughts about murals and mural making as a collective process.

Sample Work: Up to 12 JPGS (only JPGS) of recent work (1200 pixels on the long side), no older than 4 years.  Labeled:  First initial, last name; title; identifying number or title; jpg.

Other Materials: Artists are asked to include one or two media reviews of past projects and/or exhibits or other relevant accomplishments.

Please send your clearly labeled information as email attachments
These must be in pdf or word doc format except for your work samples which must be jpg’s.

We are excited to hear from you!