Call for Artists: Inter/Urban

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Call for Artists: Inter/Urban


About this Opportunity
The INTER|URBAN is seeking artists to contribute new works to the program. 25 artists will be selected to create artwork to be displayed on Cleveland’s public transit rail cars, turning 25 train cars into moving galleries. Artworks will be printed on vinyl and installed on train car windows. If selected, artists will be asked to use one of the following pieces of literature as their inspiration: 

1. The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Langston Hughes
2. The Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson
3. The Fortunes, Peter Ho Davies
4. Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon
5. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, Lillian Faderman

Compensation: $1,500 Artist Fee

Portfolio submissions must be received by April 30, 2018 at 5:00pm EDT. Please follow the link below to submit:
 For consideration, please submit:
1) A portfolio (website, Instagram, or other digital portfolio) 
Anticipated Timeline:
Application Due: April 30, 2018
Portfolio Review: May 17, 2018
Artists Notified: May 21, 2018
Sketch Concepts Due: June 11, 2018
Final Artwork Due: July 1, 2018
Artwork Installation: End of August 2018
For questions, contact Joe Lanzilotta at with subject line: INTER|URBAN RFP.
The INTER|URBAN launched in 2016 with the creation of 18 murals and public art exhibitions between the airport and downtown along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Red Line.  
The INTER|URBAN connects a broad, public audience to Anisfield-Wolf Book Award-winning literature that confronts race, racism, and cultural differences. It is an ongoing collaboration between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), LAND studio (LAND), the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, and the Cleveland Foundation.   

All artists are encouraged to submit their digital portfolio!