Call for Artists: Public Art Opportunities on MUNI Vehicles in Mission District — Due: January 31, 2015

by Admin on 01/20/2015

Call for Artists: Public Art Opportunities on MUNI Vehicles in Mission District

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San Francisco Planning is launching a Public Art Campaign, seeking artists who represent the distinct identity of Mission Street. The Mission Street Art on MUNI Series will select four Bay Area artists to produce two pieces each of original artwork to be temporarily displayed at the BART 16th Street Plaza and on the exterior and interior of MUNI vehicles that travel through the Mission District. The goal of the Mission Street Art on MUNI Series is to commission artwork that is representative of the history of Mission Street while providing a sense of cultural identity and vitality.

The Mission Street Art on MUNI Series is open to professional & practicing artists residing in the Bay Area and working primarily in any two-dimensional media. The campaign is directed by San Francisco Planning through the Mission Public Life Plan.

Mission Street Art on MUNI Series Themes Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that respond specifically to Mission Street as a subject. Submitted proposals should address one or more of the following themes:

Buses and commuters – the Mission Street corridor has a strong transit character: thousands of commuters take public transportation down Mission Street every day. Many of their stories are waiting to be told.

Mission Street yesterday and today – this theme celebrates the rich cultural history of the Mission and its current identity.

The people of Mission Street – the vitality of Mission Street is created by its community: this theme explores the people who use the street every day.

Mission Street Art on MUNI Series Requirements & Selection Process

Submitted proposals should reflect any or all of the following themes mentioned above. In addition,
the designs should be adaptable for the following sizes:

1. MUNI exterior and interior banners in landscape format ranging from 11” by 28” to 30” to 144”.
2. BART display panels on 16th Street Plaza in portrait format of approximately 5’ by 4’.

San Francisco Planning staff will screen the applications to establish a candidate pool based upon the following criteria:
One page project proposal (draft)
Quality of past artwork as represented in the applicant’s submitted images
Artist’s professional experience as detailed in the applicant’s resumeMission Street Art on MUNI Series Budget.

Once selected, artists are required to develop a final proposal for the project. Each selected artist will receive a $2,500 stipend.
San Francisco Planning will bear expenses for the printing and installation of the banners.


Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

TO APPLY Application materials include:

A one page proposal including a brief statement about your project and how you would develop it. Please do not submit images – visuals of your proposal will not be considered at this stage in the selection process.

A copy of your CV/Resume, not to exceed three pages.

Images of five previous pieces of artwork: One image only per piece, five images total.

Images must include descriptions, including:
–Title, medium, dimensions, date, and a brief description of the work (one – two sentences) for each piece.

Application materials must be submitted via email to:

PROJECT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 Application Deadline January 31, 2015
 Selection Panel Meeting: February 2, 2015
 Artist Selection Announced by February 4, 2015