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THREE OPEN CALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

OPEN CALL IS CLOSED
 

Creative Portland  is offering artists the opportunity to create arts messaging to compliment and

enhance the City's "Stay the Course" public health campaign. Quick turnaround request below:

 

1. OPEN CALL TO GRAPHIC DESIGNERS & ARTISTS

 

QUICK TURNAROUND WORK FOR HIRE OPPORTUNITY

Creative Portland is sourcing vendors and fabricators to provide opportunities for artists to install creative messaging on multiple exterior surfaces to reinforce the City's Public Health Campaign. We are seeking designs of all types, but are especially interested in designs for Streetlight/Pole flags that are 97.5" x 28.5", accounting for 4" pole packets on the top and bottom. 

Deadline: Friday, October 9

Notification Date: Wednesday, October 14

Compensation: $750/artist - up to 2 designs each

One to five .jpeg/.png images will be considered for each local artist. The plan is to transfer designs onto stencils or silkscreen for multiple platform opportunities including streetlight banners, cement, brick, cloth, asphalt, wood, etc. Imagine your design as asphalt markers as people queue to enter businesses, or banners that serve as reminders to wear a mask. Don't be afraid to think outside the box!

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Black and white design - for stencil and/or silkscreen consideration
    • (a color palette range - that is compatible with the overall public health campaign - will be considered during implementation)
  • Image must be impactful and visible from 20 yards away
  • Images will be applied in a variety of sizes - from 12" X 12"  to 40" X 40" and 97.5" x 28.5" (pole banners)
  • Image must be able to incorporate a "public health seal/logo"
  • Images must focus on positive reinforcements for CDC compliant safety measures during COVID-19. (i.e washing hands, wearing masks, physical distancing, avoiding crowds).

Email your artistic creation and submission to submissions@creativeportland.com for consideration. Please include a brief written description of your concept along with your full name, address, and phone number with your submission, along with your website and social media information. 

 

 

2. OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS FOR LARGE SCALE EXTERIOR  MESSAGE OF SAFETY & PUBLIC HEALTH

 

QUICK TURNAROUND WORK FOR HIRE OPPORTUNITY

Creative Portland is sourcing vendors and fabricators to provide opportunities for artists to install creative messaging on multiple exterior surfaces to reinforce the City's Public Health Campaign. We are especially seeking designs for large-scale murals in a variety of sizes that can be printed on vinyl/mesh (paint will also be considered). 
 
What impactful message can you convey to protect your neighbor, be mindful of others, and/or to show you care about your safety? As businesses reopen, how can we remind each other to be responsible. Do you have a visual message? Use words or a visual design.
 

Deadline: Friday, October 9

Notification Date: Friday, October 16

Compensation:  Dependant on project scale

 
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
  • Send us a draft of your rendering, including approx dimensions. 
  • Image must be able to incorporate a "public health seal/logo."
  • Images must focus on positive reinforcements for CDC compliant safety measures during COVID-19. (i.e washing hands, wearing masks, physicl distancing, avoiding crowds).
  • If you are chosen to implement a large temporary installation, Creative Portland's curatorial team will work with you in good faith on the details and on procuring the materials to make your vision become reality.  
 
TIPS FOR OPEN CALL
Say it LOUD on a street surface or a building facade.
What is your message and what does it look like?
 

Email your artistic creation and submission to submissions@creativeportland.com for consideration. Please include a brief written description of your concept along with your full name, address, and phone number with your submission, along with your website and social media information. 

 

3. OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS TO PAINT AND EXECUTE CHOSEN DESIGNS

 
In addition to the artists' designs selected for implementation, Creative Portland will seek artists and capable helpers and painters (must be 16 years old) to participate in multiple "painting or stenciling parties" in the month of September. 
 
Individuals will be paid a stipend of $100/day to be on the painting team - for up to 6 hours. Any work beyond that will be considered volunteer help.
 
Email submissions@creativeportland.com for consideration with a few work samples. Please include your full name and phone number with your submission, along any website or social media information.