Artists are not required to reside in Eugene, however, they must be able to make it to the mural site each day. Transportation, parking and lodging costs will not be provided or reimbursed.
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Artists will submit applications using the submission form on the Urban Canvas page on the City of Eugene Cultural Services website. A book of artist submissions is compiled and Cultural Services staff act as the liaison between artists and wall owners. Wall owners will review the book and let us know which artist(s) they would like to commission to paint their wall. Then the fun begins!
The selection process will be based on individual selections from wall owners/project coordinators. If your work meets the desired aesthetics of a wall owner/project coordinators, Cultural Services staff will contact you with the next steps. Your submission will remain on file, unless otherwise noted. You may contact us at any time to remove or update your profile.
When a wall owner indicates interest in your work, you will be requested to create a budget for the project, which includes supplies, lift expenses (if needed), and your desired artist stipend. Urban Canvas can help you provide realistic estimates, if needed. In some cases, the project budget has already been predetermined, so you can make the choice to accept or pass on the project as offered.
If a wall owner is interested in your work, but you are not comfortable with the offered wall or project, you do not have to accept the proposal.
Each project will have its own timeline to be determined and agreed upon with the wall owner, artist and Urban Canvas.
Artists will have some level of creative freedom to create their murals, however designs must be approved and agreed upon by the artist, wall owners and Urban Canvas before any work can begin. Designs that include subjects of hateful imagery, pornography, or illegal/illicit activities (such as vandalism or drug use) will not be accepted for approval.