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Artist Call – Outdoor Mural – Wilder’s Grove Youth Center

The New Hope Road Alliance, a 501-C3 non-profit is seeking an artist to submit a Request for Proposal for an outdoor mural project at the Wilder’s Grove Youth Center located in Raleigh. The artist will facilitate the creation of the mural with young people.

How to Apply
For an application form and/or more information, contact the chair, Linda Bamford at [email protected] or 919/782-6027 (phone with voicemail).

Eligibility is open to artists, 18 years of age or older, residing working or attending school in the Triangle area.

Submission Deadline
All materials must be received no later than Friday, March 22, 2019 by 11:59 pm. Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.

Project Description
The mural project is being funded by the Jandy Ammons Foundation and the New Hope Road Alliance (NHRA). The NHRA is a non-profit 501-C 3 organization whose mission is to serve the community surrounding the New Hope Road corridor in Raleigh.

The Ammons Foundation has provided funding for an age appropriate playground for the siblings of the youth who participate in the sporting events.  To enhance the area and honor the neighborhood, the NHRA is funding the creation of an outdoor mural located on a building adjacent to the playground. There are two connected walls on which the mural will be created.

Each wall measures 22' 9" wide by 10' high, with an additional 21/2' to 4 1/2' space under the peaked roof above the 10' height on the clubhouse side. 

A compensated artist will facilitate the creation of the mural on site by young people. The goal of the mural is to celebrate the diversity and culture of Wilder’s Grove Youth Center and the surrounding neighborhood.

Site of Mural
The mural will be located on the outside of the clubhouse at The Wilders Grove Youth Center in Raleigh. Wilder’s Grove was founded in 1950 to use sports as a catalyst to promote positive youth development in the New Hope Road/New Bern Avenue area.  Wilder’s Grove is comprised of 4 sports fields, a clubhouse/bathrooms and concession stand. 

The Center receives no city, state or federal funds and relies on registration fees and donations to operate.  The fields are used for football, softball, soccer and cheerleading programs for youths aged 5-13 and their families.  Wilder’s Grove Youth Center is located at 4204 Willow Oak Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604. The center is situated directly behind St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 1725 N. New Hope Road.

Project Timeline
March 22nd: Deadline for receiving RFPs

March 28 and 29: Interviews with Artists

April 1st: Artist chosen and informed

April and May: Creation of Mural (may extend into June)

Mid-June to end of June: Dedication

The project budget will be determined by the artist in cooperation with the Sponsor. Proposed budgets must include artist fee, all material costs and travel expenses.

Required Submissions:
Completed RFP

Professional Resume or Biographical Sketch of 300 words or less or one-page resume that highlights artist’s work history, education, exhibitions and installations and work with young people.

Two Professional References
Contact information for two references familiar with the work of the artist. Include name, affiliation, email address and phone number.

Previous Work
Work samples of recent work. Can submit photographs, DVDs, digital images.

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