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Creative Portland uses open calls to commission artists for community projects. View the open calls below to find a project that interests you! Visit our Resources Page to see more open calls in our community that are not lead by Creative Portland. Don't hesitate to email submissions@creativeportland.com if you have any questions. 

 
 

SEEKING ARTIST DESIGNS AND/OR STENCIL APPLICATIONS 

In anticipation of businesses opening up in the spring to outdoor patrons, Creative Portland will commission local artists to create welcoming messages of safety compliance during COVID-19. Experienced muralists are encouraged to apply, but all artists are welcome to submit ideas or designs for temporary installations and/or stencil applications.

send us 3-5 original work samples and a CV/Resume to submissions@creativeportland.com with the subject "Work Samples for Public Health." Be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and any social media/website information. We are prioritizing artists who live or work in the Portland Area. 

We will be in touch if we believe your work is a good match for the project. Selected artists will be commissioned by Creative Portland to create a variety of media.  Email us or call us at 207-370-4784 if you have any questions.
 

A sample rendering of what the app may look like

 

SEEKING ARTIST DESIGNS FOR CULTURAL APP

 
Creative Portland and the tech wizards Yarn Corporation are teaming up to create something cool-- the PAC APP (Portland Arts & Culture App), a wayfinding app to promote Portland’s Cultural Life. Think of it as a 24/7 Art Walk Guide. 
 
We want to include the best of Portland’s art and arts ecosystem. We are reaching out to arts organizations and artists to cull together exciting images, not unlike those in our sizzle reel on the Creative Portland website. 
 

Consider this an ongoing open call to submit your work for inclusion. 

 
Two options: 
 
  1. On a promotional basis, we’ll feature your work and give you credit when applicable. Cultural organizations and individual artists may submit images for consideration.
  2. We will hire local artists who live or work in the Portland area to create and collaborate on designs and illustrations for specific landing pages on our website and app. If you're interested in work-for-hire commissions, please contact us at pacapp@creativeportland.com with a memo re: cultural app designs.
 
Be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and any social media/website information. Email us at pacapp@creativeportland.com or call us at 207-370-4784 if you have any questions.
 
This program is funded in part by a cultural plan implementation grant from the Maine Arts Commission.