Art In Public Places Mural Program

New! Dogwood Arts & Art In Public Places Mural Opportunities

Dogwood Arts is committed to advancing the growth of creative efforts in our community. To fuel this growth, we are working to facilitate the connection of artists to local organizations interested in hiring them to create one-of-a-kind murals and art installations. As mural art is gaining popularity in our area, we are producing a lookbook to showcase local and regional artists who specialize in mural production and wall installations. We see this as a valuable and important tool to streamline the process, ensure the quality of artworks, and ultimately spur the commissioning more murals in Knoxville!

Art In Public Places Mural Program – Strong Alley New Murals

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 ranging from $500-$1000 to artists who want to create new murals in Strong Alley. Up to 8 talented creatives will receive funding to complete murals by April 15, 2020.
  • Mural Application Available: January 16, 2020
  • Application Deadline: February 26, 2020
  • Application Review & Artist Selection: February 26-29, 2020
  • Mural sketch/rendering deadline: March 8, 2020
  • Strong Alley Mural Installation: March 8 – April 15, 2020
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 26, 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 $500-$1000 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 –