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Thank you to all the artists who submitted proposed works for the February round of submissions for the 2019  City Mural Program. Proposals currently under consideration by the Community Life Commission can be here.

A second round of call for proposals will be due May 15th, 2019.

The City of Ithaca Community Life Commission (CLC) invites artists to submit proposals for site-specific murals that will become part of the city-wide public art program. Successful proposals will demonstrate positive use of color, imagery, good will, and be thoughtful of the community in which they are placed.

While physical dimensions vary by site, artists must specify their preferred location and anticipated dimensions of finished work in their proposal. Artist (or a collaborative group of artists) may submit more than one proposal; however no more than one proposal will be chosen per individual artist. Please note that selected artists must fund their mural installation; city funding is not available at this time. Submissions, including artwork, will not be returned.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submissions, including artwork, will not be returned.

Application materials can be found here

Potential mural locations include:

  • Cass Park
  • Columbia St Pedestrian Bridge
  • West Hill Water Tank
  • Green Street Parking Garage
  • Seneca Street Parking Garage
  • Dryden Road Parking Garage

Proposals will be juried using the following criteria:

• Description and creative sketch of proposed work

• Feasibility of project completion

• Appropriateness of work to site location

• Quality of prior work

Send Questions and/or Submissions to:

Alexander Phillips
City of Ithaca Community Life Commission
c/o Department of Planning, Building, Zoning, & Economic Dev
108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850