Utah Museum of Fine Arts [UMFA] in partnership with Roots Art Kollective [RAK] is seeking qualified artists to design and install murals in the UMFA’s G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall. Artists and artist collectives are requested to apply by submitting a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to provide the services requested. The selected artists(s) will be chosen to create artwork that responds to a thematic prompt about community and/or local social issues. SOQs will be obtained from various artists to conduct a fair and extensive evaluation and to select the artists that can best achieve the goals and objectives of the selection committee.
The selection committee will select up to three artists or artist collectives to create murals on the walls of the UMFA’s Great Hall. The UMFA will award a stipend of up to $4,000 to each commissioned artist or team of artists. Selected artists will:
- Create a mural that responds to a socially engaged thematic prompt/
- Collaborate with RAK and the selection committee to finalize designs.
- Collaborate in a community engagement process before, during, and/or after installation as determined collectively by selected artists and the selection committee.
- The mural exhibition will remain on view for two to three years. During that time, it will serve as the centerpiece for many gatherings, contribute to curriculum building for K-University audiences, and inspire community discussion during private visits and public programming.
This call is open to all Utah-based artists age 18 and up. It is open to all artists and/or artist-led teams residing in Utah regardless of race, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. To be considered, artists must have demonstrated experience accomplishing work of similar scope and scale. Artist teams are acceptable.