Downtown Ithaca Mural Com...

CALL FOR ARTISTS:            


Submission Deadline: Proposals in by 5:00 pm March 8, 2010


The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC), in conjunction with the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), seeks proposals from artists for a site specific mural street art project. Funds for this project will come from the New York Main Street Program, administered by the DIA. This is the first of a series of public art mural initiatives and projects to be undertaken by the PAC.


Projection Description:

The Commission seeks to create a public art mural at a highly visible vehicular community location in the heart of downtown. The surface is a concrete wall with approximate dimensions of 48 feet by 13 feet. (see attached) This is primarily a vehicular location but does have some pedestrian traffic. The durability of this mural is an important consideration. Under the terms of the funding program, the mural must remain in place for seven years. This is seen as a site specific project and content should be appropriate to the site. This is an open theme but artists are urged to consider work that reflects the character, history, multi-cultural nature or diversity of Ithaca.


Timeline: The DIA intends to enter into a contract with successful bidder by March 31. We expect work to commence by April 1, 2010 & completedJune 15, 2010.


Target Location:  The south side wall of the Aurora St. bridge underpass on Green St., downtown, Ithaca NY  


Remuneration:  $2,000 (grant to cover all artist expenses & costs)


Eligibility: Open to all artists residing within New York State


Items to Submit


Selection Process: The Public Art Commission will serve as the selection committee. 


Proposals will be juried based on:

Other Considerations:


For more information, contact:

Brett Bossard, Community Arts Partnership or 607-273-5072

Caleb R. Thomas,  PAC Mural Street Art Project Committee Chair, or 607-273-5242

Please submit proposals to:   Downtown Ithaca Alliance, 171 The Commons, #136, Ithaca, NY 14850 or