Art In Public Places Mural Program

New! Dogwood Arts & Art In Public Places Mural Opportunities

At Dogwood Arts, we continue to advance creative efforts in our community. As part of this growth, we have significant interest in connecting local businesses and nonprofit organizations to artists creating one-of-a-kind murals and art installations. To address the needs of our creative community, we are producing a lookbook showcasing local and regional artists who specialize in mural production and wall installations. We see this as a valuable tool for organizations interested in producing murals and hiring artists in Knoxville!

Applying to one or both of the applications listed below will allow us to gather information for an artist profile in our lookbook. Please note that Dogwood Arts will not provide funding for private projects like Fairmont Flats, but we will promote them – as part of our mission is to connect artists to creative opportunities.

Art In Public Places – Strong Alley New Murals (Apply Now!)
Application Deadline – February 22, 2019

Fairmont Flats Mural Project (Apply Now!)
Application Deadline – February 22, 2019

Fairmont Flats Mural Project – Private Project

Art loving real estate developers seek qualifications and artwork samples from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating one-of-a-kind murals for a new condominium development. Up to 10 artists will be selected to produce 1-3 mural designs/wall treatments for their condo units. Each artist will receive a $50 stipend for their design time provided by the developer. The murals will be located in the main living area of each condo unit (approximately a 10’x10’ drywall surface). The condo buyers will select the artwork to be implemented. Upon selection artists will receive $1,000 stipends from the developer for mural production. The developer will be covering all costs for this project and will work directly with the selected artists.

For additional information contact Kate at kcreason@dogwoodarts.com(Apply Now)

Fairmont Flats Renderings- Click Here

Calendar/Timeline
Mural Application Available: January 16, 2019
Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
Application Review & Artist Selection: February 25-26, 2019
Mural Design Submission: March 18, 2019
Mural Selection & Installations: March 20- July 1, 2019*
* Mural installations will be coordinated by the Fairmont Flats management team & condominium residents

Application Recommendations For Dogwood Arts Lookbook

Complete the online application and upload 3-5 artwork samples that reflect your design aesthetic and ability to create a large scale mural. Do not submit mural designs for the condo units; only submit completed artworks. If you collaborated on one of your artwork samples, please credit your amazing team in the artist statement. Artists must apply by February 22, 2019 at 11:59 EST.

Artist Stipends & Funding Guideline Provided by Fairmont Flats

After the initial qualifications & artwork sample submissions are reviewed by the development committee, 10 artists will be selected to receive $50 stipends from the developer to create 1-3 mural designs for the condo units. 8 mural designs will be chosen for implementation. Artists that are selected to create a condo mural will receive a $1,000 stipends for mural production from the developer.  The stipend covers all costs related to the completion of a single mural. This may include artwork conception, design edits, art supplies, various installation materials, equipment rentals, and onsite production time.

Artists should consider the contemporary and art deco architectural style of the property. Only original artworks will be accepted for implementation. Artists should limit content related to politics, violence, lewdness, logos, copyright images, cartoon characters, etc. Artists should work with pattern, color, and/or unique graphic elements. Artists who have interest in adding wood, metal or other unconventional materials to their designs will need to have additional oversight and approval prior to installation.

About Fairmont Flats

Designed to house a mix of uses in 1939, the Art Moderne structure features one- and two-story portions all constructed of block masonry. It originally contained four residential apartments on its upper level with light-wells that provided natural light to their interior spaces. The two one- story projecting wings on each end of the lower level contained inwardly facing commercial spaces which opened into a shared courtyard that was accessed off of Broadway. These wings retain their curved corners, a typical characteristic of Art Moderne. The Art Moderne style, emerging on the heels of the Art Deco period in the decade prior to WW II, gained popularity due to its innovative and forward-looking design. It was also appealing at that time due its use of modern and efficient construction techniques and materials, typically masonry. The style was characterized by long, low, streamlined forms and emphasized clean horizontal lines in facades with very little embellishment. The overall original Art Moderne form and materials of the Taggert building remain intact, although the original steel windows are missing and some openings have been infilled. But physical and photo-documentation exists to guide an appropriate rehabilitation which has the potential to provide an impressive entrance to the Oakwood-Lincoln Park Neighborhood.

 

Art In Public Places Mural Program – Strong Alley New Murals & Restorations

Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of our region. Dogwood Arts has a 61 year legacy of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in Knoxville. For ten years, Dogwood Arts has created a successful Art In Public Places program showcasing over 220 sculptures through downtown Knoxville. At Dogwood, we believe that public art beautifies our streetscapes, contributes to civic pride, and identifies Knoxville as a growing arts destination.
To further advance existing creative efforts in Strong Alley, we seek to connect artists with additional resources and opportunities to produce murals in the alleyway. Artists may apply for funding to cover supplies, equipment, and other needs related to the creation of new artwork.
Dogwood Arts will award $1,000 to artists who want to create new murals in Strong Alley. 8 talented creatives will receive funding to complete murals by April 5, 2019. (Apply Now!)
Calendar/Timeline
  • Mural Application Available: January 23, 2019
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
  • Application Review & Artist Selection: February 22-25, 2019
  • Mural sketch/rendering deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Strong Alley Mural Intallation: March 1 – April 5, 2019
 
Application Recommendation For Dogwood Arts Lookbook: Complete the online application and upload 3-5 artwork samples that reflect your design aesthetic and ability to create a large scale mural. Do not submit mural designs for the alley – only submit completed artworks. If you collaborated on one of your artwork samples, please credit your amazing team in the artist statement. Artists must apply by February 22, 2019 at 11:59 EST.
Artist Stipends & Funding Guideline: After the initial qualifications & artwork sample submissions are reviewed by our committee, up to 8 artists will be selected to receive $1,000 stipends to create a new murals in Strong Alley. Artists will then submit a sketch, rendering or design proposal for final review. Artists should limit content related to politics, violence, lewdness, logos, copyright images, cartoon characters, etc. The funding stipend covers all costs related to the completion of a single mural for the alley. This may include artwork conception, design edits, art supplies, various installation materials, equipment rentals, and onsite production time.

Need more information? Contact Kate Creason – kcreason@dogwoodarts.com