call for artists
Water Street Studios invites artists to use their skills, passion and efforts to support important causes that are directly impacting our community while getting paid for their work.
Interested artists, please follow the guidelines below and make a difference in your community today by using the arts as a tool to further personal, professional, academic, and economic growth for those in our community in honor of Water Street Studios’ 10 Year Anniversary.
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2019
Call Summary: Water Street Studios (WSS) will partner Illinois artists with 10 local non-profits to create outdoor public art murals that illustrate the programs and services that the non-profit offers back to the community. These murals will be on display in the alley leading up to the entrance of Water Street Studios.
Budget Description: $1,000 stipend to the artist, canvas provided by WSS, artist’s tools and paint to be provided by the artist.
Project Description: Artists will submit work to be juried by WSS and then chosen by partner non-profits to create 3’x4’ vertical murals for our alley space. Final mural creation deadlines are contingent on the non-profit partners’ reveal event dates and will happen throughout the end of 2019 into 2020. Final original canvas mural painting will become the property of the non-profit partner. Digital vinyl replications will be hung in the outdoor alley space at WSS. Digital files of the final work will be used at the participating non-profit’s discretion.
Eligibility: All artists living in Illinois can submit. Must be willing and able to meet with the non-profit pARTner, once chosen. Artists must be at least 18 years old to be considered.
Application Requirements & Submission Instructions: Artist must submit 1-3 piece portfolio in .png digital format of 2D artwork (only 2D artwork will be considered), along with application completion, including entry fee and one-page bio/resume. No Artist Statement is needed, however if there is a cause you are particularly interested in supporting, please include with the Bio/Resume. Entry fee is waived for WSS Artist Members. For non-WSS Artist Members, please include a $25 non-refundable entry fee.
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Selection Process & Criteria: Artists will be selected by jury and then presented to non-profit partners for pairing. Final works to be completed on 3 foot by 4 foot (vertical) canvas, according to non-profit specifications, illustrating the programs and services provided by the non-profit partner. A digital vinyl replica will be presented at Reveal Date Events to be scheduled by Non-Profit Partners, hosted by WSS over several months from late 2019-2020.
July 15, 2019 – Submission
August 2, 2019 - Jurying & Donor Selection Completed
September 13, 2019 – 10th Anniversary Show
Deadline for finished mural contingent on Donor Partnership Reveal Date
Water Street Studios
160 S. Water Street, Batavia, IL 60510
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We look forward to your submission. Thank you.