Calling all artists! Mural RFP
= REQUEST FOR MURAL PROPOSALS IN HONOR OF THE =
= 400 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWO ROW WAMPUM =
Submission Deadline: June 4, 2013 – Ithaca, NY
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This year marks the 400 year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum treaty. This first agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the European settlers outlines a mutual, three-part commitment to friendship, peace between peoples, and living in parallel forever.
In celebration and in support of the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, we are excited to commission an artist to paint a mural of the interior of a Long House prominently in the heart of downtown Ithaca. We welcome submissions and ask that artists incorporate the Two Row Wampum Belt, George Washington Wampum Belt, Eagle Fan Wampum Belt and Haudenosaunee Confederacy Flag as details within the mural.
June 4: Submissions due by 4 pm.
June 8: Cayuga SHARE Farm Picnic – entries on display
June 15: Winning proposal announced.
September 15: Mural to be completed in time for the MRC First Peoples’ Festival.
Artist awarded: $2,000 to cover artist time and expenses
Open to all. Individual artists or groups are welcome to apply. Applicants may submit multiple designs.
Where: The Seneca St. garage bus stop facing South, Ithaca, NY
Items to submit:
– Your name and contact
– Brief autobiographical statement
– Description of mural and materials list
– Sketches of your proposal
– Examples of previous mural or artistic experience
Proposals will be juried based on:
– Sketch, concept description, and creative vision
– Feasibility of project completion
– Quality of prior work
– Connection with/respect for indigenous culture
– Potential impact mural proposed could have on the Ithaca community
For more information, contact:
Poco Bowers, Mari-Elaini Giurastante, Dan Hill and Caleb Thomas:
Please send or deliver submissions to:
= Honoring Indigenous Cultures Submissions
= 501 South Cayuga St.
= Ithaca, NY 14850
Made possible with support from:
Robert S. Smith Award, Multicultural Resource Center, Cayuga SHARE Farm, Greater Ithaca Activity Center, Village At Ithaca, City of Ithaca Public Art Commission, City of Ithaca Planning Department, Veterans Sanctuary, Ithaca College Anthropology Dept., American Indian Program at Cornell University, Ink Shop Printmaking Center.