Request for Qualifications: 21st Avenue Mural Project
Posted: Aug 03, 2022
The Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation (FNDC) in partnership with the Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the first phase of the 21st Avenue Mural Project.
FNDC is requesting qualifications from artists based in Sacramento for murals on the 21st Avenue underpass of Highway 99 and on the wall of Manix Auto Repair, a business just down the street from the underpass. These murals’ objective is to help create a more welcoming environment along a key walking route between South Oak Park, North City Farms, and the Franklin District and to and from Ethel Phillips Elementary School, and to help reconnect these neighborhoods that were cut off by the construction of Highway 99 in the 1960s.
The selected artist(s) will facilitate community centered design processes throughout the project to ensure the murals are representative and reflective of these Franklin District and Oak Park neighborhoods. This RFQ is open to any artist or team of artists based in Sacramento that demonstrates the ability to successfully execute the mural project. Artists living in Oak Park, North City Farms, the Franklin District, and South Sacramento are strongly encouraged to apply.
The budget for the project is $72,000 through Clean CA grant funding from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). A lead artist or artist team will be selected by a panel made up of community members and artists. Artists will be paid 30% upon contract signing, 30% upon presenting final design, and 40% upon mural completion.
A panel of community members and artists will review application materials and work samples and select three finalists to interview (interviews on September 7 or 8) before choosing the lead artist(s) or artist team. They will evaluate the artwork quality, mural experience, capacity to engage and work with the community, and capacity to complete the project on time.
Deadline is Thursday, August 25, 11:59 pm. There is no submission fee.