Art Goals and Criteria
This mural project is a platform for the community to hold those in power accountable while unapologetically celebrating everyday resistance.
Artists must live in metro-Atlanta. If an artist is under the age of 18, they must have a guardian send Nisa Floyd permission to use their work.
The mural will be located on the exterior side of Atlanta Contemporary near the Studio Artist entrance.
The mural will be a focal point of the building. The mural fronts the parking lot that has the most visibility due to passing traffic. The site of the mural is always open to the public.
The mural will combine 10 – 20 works of art into one piece of collaborative art
Budget and Materials
Artists will be paid $50 for their work if selected for the mural. Artists can opt out of an honorarium payment if they wish to remain eligible for funding opportunities through Atlanta Contemporary’s Nexus Fund.
Atlanta Contemporary will provide the support panel(s)and other materials which will be used to install the mural. Due to social distancing measures. Magda and Nisa will be installing the mural. This will be broadcast live on Atlanta Contemporary’s social media. Artists are ONLY responsible for submitting their work.
Artists should submit the following information for consideration.
- 1- 3 images (jpg format with image size set to 300 dpi, 4” x 6” image size, approximately). Please use the following format for naming digital files: Artist name-Artwork Title-Length x Height (Depth in case of sculpture)-Year. For example, J.M.W. Turner-Dawn after the Wreck-14×10-1841.
- An annotated list of images with title, media, size, date, and other relevant information
- A brief description of artistic narrative for each image submitted.
- a short biography
Deadline and Submission Address
All submissions must be received by 11:59pm on January 31, 2021. Early submissions are encouraged. No mailed submissions will be accepted.
Selection Process and Criteria
The selection panel will include Nisa Floyd and Magda Dumitirescu. Selection criteria include artistic excellence and thematic relevance.
Artists must submit a statement explaining each image submitted, 1-2 sentences
If there are people in the image, each person in the image understands that this image will be publicly displayed.
The artist is responsible for getting their permission before submitting it.
If the artist submitting is under 18, they MUST include contact information and a signature from their parent or guardian.
No fetishization of Black bodies.
No corporate logos or advertising.
No glorifying of gore or violence.
No plagiarism of another artist’s work. (You can reference another artist, just make sure that your work is unique and different from the original piece).
Submission deadline: January 31
Panel review: February 1 – 5
Artist notification: February 6
Contract signing February 7 - 8
Curation and installation: February 10 – 28
Unveiling and opening February 26