Application Deadline: November 2, 2020

Location: Institute of Hispanic Latino Cultures “La Casita” at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Art Budget: $20,000 for a site-specific mural

Honoraria: up to 3 finalists (artist or artist team) will receive an honorarium in a an amount to be determined, to visit the site virtually, and, create and present a site specific proposal.

Project Timeline: Finalists notification: December 2020/January 2021. Virtual Site Visit: TBD. Proposals Due: March 2021.

*Criteria to Apply: Artist has met at least two (2) of the following:

  • the artist’s works are included in private, public, corporate or museum collections;
  • the artist has received awards, grants or fellowships;
  • the artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale;
  • the artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.
  • *For full consideration, your submitted CV must demonstrate that you meet at least 2 of the listed criteria.

Required Application Materials:

Statement. A brief Letter of Interest that explains why your artwork is perfect for this project and how your submitted images address the project requirements. Please indicate your affiliation with the cultures of the IHLC. This should not yet be a site-specific proposal.

Resume. A current professional resume, emphasizing public art experience, public collections and public commissions.

Images. Include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 digital images. The first five artworks presented will receive initial review. Because the initial review is a “blind” review, no identifying information should appear on the images.

Only artwork with sound or motion may be submitted as video or audio file. Up to 6 video or audio files may be submitted and each file counts as an “image” in the 20 allowable. Please do not include promotional or installation videos.

Site for Art:

The primary focus for a mural is the courtyard, with walls facing south, west, and north. These walls are heavily shadowed by abstracted flag designs cast from the ceiling. The committee is looking for art that supports the identities of the IHLC which includes 27 countries and several languages.

The walls are made of a fiber panel known as Nichiha (https://www.nichiha.com/product/architecturalblock) with a decorative concrete masonry unit along the base of the walls.

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