MidTown Cleveland and LAND studio are seeking portfolios from artists or team of artists interested in painting murals as part of POW! WOW!. The international mural arts festival coming to Cleveland in June 2020.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
POW! WOW! Cleveland seeks to implement 10-20 small, medium,and large-scale murals by local, national, and international artists over a week-long festival in early June 2020. We are looking for fifty-fifty representation between local and national/international artists.
This Call for Artists is open to all qualified artists or teams, 18 years and older, living or working in Northeast Ohio. Priority will be given to artists who show an ability to paint outdoor murals. Selected artists will be required to obtain general liability insurance in advance of painting by completing the necessary paperwork. Costs for the general liability insurance will not be the responsibility of the artist. Artists will be expected to complete their murals within the time frame of the POW! WOW! festival (7-10 days in early June 2020).
PROCESS + TIMELINE
The deadline for submission is Friday, December 13. Selected artists will be notified via email in early 2020. Once they have been selected, they will work with project coordinators to work out details of their individual projects, including budget, site, concept development, and production needs. Artists will be contracted to provide sketch level concepts and final mural painting. All concepts will need to be approved by the City of Cleveland and with sign off by the property owners prior to painting. Project coordinators will take concepts through the aforementioned approval procedures.
Selected artists will work with project coordinators to determine mural budgets based on artist fee, size of wall, materials/supplies needs.
Interested artists are required to submit the following information here.
3. Website or Portfolio Link
ABOUT POW! WOW!
Started as a homegrown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier and well curated mural festivals in the world. The name, POW! WOW!, was inspired from the color-filled pages of comic books. “POW” being the impact that art has on a person, and “WOW!”, the reaction that art has on a viewer. This event speaks to the core of our mission to beautify, educate and bring people together through art and music.
In addition to being an internationally relevant art festival, POW! WOW! wonderfully showcases the unique aspects of each city or country that it travels to. Whether it be Hawaii, Long Beach,Washington DC, Worcester, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, San Jose, Guam, Rotterdam, Israel, Nepal, Manilla, Singapore, Antelope Valley, or San Francisco – POW! WOW! highlights the area artists, restaurants, stores and communities that make each host city special and unique. POW! WOW! Cleveland will be the first festival to appear in a city outside of the east and west coast in the U.S.