Koubek Mural Painting Project Call for Submissions
April 15, 2022
Mural Painting Project is a collaborative project between an established local muralist and Visual Art Students from New World School of Arts (NWSA), Florida’s premier center of excellence in the visual and performing arts. The nature of public art is often site-specific, created in response to the place and community in which it resides. To this end, and through this process, we explore the collaboration between established and emerging artists, working side by side to highlight the positive impact public art can have on a community. Additionally, we contribute to the process of visually injecting the spaces of the Koubek Center with artwork created by local artists.
The local Muralist will be selected by the Koubek Center Mural Committee, a group of Koubek staff, advisory board members, and previous mural artists. The artist selected will be paid an honorarium to develop the concept of the Mural with input from NWSA students, as well as to work alongside the students to create the Mural. The final artwork will be part of an ongoing rotation of works for one or two years, with additional artworks selected for future installation.
The artwork submission portal will remain open throughout the Koubek Center Mural Painting Project timeline for applicants to submit. During the current Call for Submissions the Project Committee reserves the option to make no selections from the submission pool and to then reopen or reissue the Call for Submissions.
Once an artist has been selected, the following process will be followed:
- Selected artist will enter into a commissioning agreement with Koubek Center for the development, installation, display, and image/copyright use of artwork in college communications.
- Various meetings will be held between selected artist and NWSA students to come up with the concept of the mural and a mutually agreed upon schedule of work.
- An honorarium will be paid to the selected artist for the successful delivery of the artwork.
The following criteria will be used by the Koubek Center Mural Painting Project committee when identifying artworks for display:
Artistic Quality: Does the artist present a complete idea and design? Does it add to the aesthetic quality of the campus? Does the artwork meet public expectations for a professionally operated state institution?
Creativity: Does the artwork display innovation, excitement, and interest? This includes style, use of materials or format, and subject matter. Does the artist statement support and expand on these aspects?
Technical Expertise: Is the artwork suitable for display at large scale? Does the art meet all application and submission requirements?
The selected artist will be awarded an honorarium of $4000, paid upon completion of the artwork created in conjunction with NWSA Visual Arts Students.
Please note that murals will rotate on a one to two-year basis. These timelines and rotation schedule are subject to change at the discretion of the Koubek Center.
Submission period: April 8, 2022 to April 29, 2022
Deadline to submit application: April 29, 2022
Artist notification of selection: May 1, 2022
Mural creation: May 16-21, 2022.
**All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Committee and/or weather conditions.