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Request for Qualifications: 2nd Ave Mural Project

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Request for Qualifications: 2nd Ave Mural Project


The Oak Park Neighborhood Association (OPNA) and Sol Collective Arts and Cultural Center, in partnership with the Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture, announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the 2nd Ave Underpass Mural Project.

OPNA and Sol Collective are requesting qualifications from artists based in Sacramento for a new representative mural on 2nd Avenue under Highway 99. This mural’s objective is to inspire and connect people via public art that reflects the Oak Park community’s rich history and culture.

The selected artist(s) will facilitate community centered design processes throughout the project to ensure this mural is representative and reflective of the community it is being created in. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will require the artist to transfer to CalTrans their copyright to the final mural and mural design. They do, however, provide a fairly broad license back to the artist to use the mural image for both commercial and non-commercial purposes with certain restrictions.

The budget for the project is $40,000, provided by Caltrans. A lead artist or artists team will be selected by a panel made of community members and artists. Artists will be paid 30% upon contract signing, 30% upon presenting final design, and 40% upon mural completion.

A panel of community members and artists will review applications and select three finalists to interview before choosing the lead artist(s). This RFQ is open to any artist or team of artists based in Sacramento that demonstrates the ability to successfully execute the mural project. Artists living in Oak Park and South Sacramento are strongly encouraged to apply.

Criteria for Selection:
The panelist will review the work samples, CV or Resume, and letter of interest. They will
evaluate the artwork quality, work experience as muralist, capacity to work with the
community, and capacity to complete the project.

Guidelines / How to apply:
Apply at: You will need a Google account to upload files.

You will be asked to submit your:
-Contact information (name, address, email, phone number)
-CV or Resume (2 page maximum)
-Portfolio (10 image files of recent work, only one work or project per file)
-A letter of interest (In the letter, briefly explain your qualifications, experience with
murals, experience working with the community, and your connection with Oak Park)
-3 Professional References (Name, Title, email, phone number)

The images need to be JPEG, or PDF labeled with your last name, first name, and title (LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg / LastName_FirstName_Title.pdf). The letter of interest needs to be a .pdf file.

Deadline for submission of RFQ: August 8, 2022, 11:59pm. No Entry Fee


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