Latin@ Mural painting opportunity: $500 award to selected artist(s)

04/12/2014

Contributed by Patricia Rodriguez

 The time has come to commemorate Latin@s as an integral part of this community through a public display of art. CULTURA and the Latino Civic Association are excited to commission an artist to paint a mural that celebrates our community's Latin@ culture. Latin@ culture is immensely diverse and we welcome submissions that honor a particular Latin American heritage, as well as submissions that encompass Latin@ culture in general or locally. A wide array of Latin@s live in Tompkins County that work, study and/or care for their families and each other. Latin@s have lived here for several generations, many are native to the US or have migrated here from other countries. The Latin@ Mural Project provides a platform for the message of Latinidad.

 TIMELINE

May 23: Submissions due by 1 pm

June 6: Winning proposal announced

Summer 2014: Mural painted

 ELIGIBILITY

Open to all.

 WHERE

12' x 12' wall (with flexibility for expansion) at the Tioga St entrance to the Seneca St parking garage (next to Post Office).

 Please send or deliver submissions to:

culturaithaca@gmail.com

or

 CULTURA Mural Submissions

c/o Latino Civic Association

PO Box 6532, Ithaca, NY 14851

 

ARTIST AWARDED $500 to cover artist time & expenses

 Made possible with support from:CULTURA Ithaca, Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County, No MásLágrimas/No More Tears, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Southside Community Center, Ithaca Public Art Commission, City of Ithaca Planning Dept., Multicultural Resource Center, Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, Cornell University (Latin American Studies and Latino Studies Programs, Public Service Ctr, Center for Engaged Learning & Research, Dept of Comparative Literature)

Let us know if you or your organization would like to help sponsor or endorse this project!

 Finished pieces will be property of the City of Ithaca and subject to a contract approved by the City’s attorney. The City of Ithaca reserves the right to reproduce finished work for promotion and archival purposes in both printed and electronic form. The City of Ithaca will not sell reproductions of the work without written consent of the artist/s. Artist/s retain all other rights. Artist(s) shall waive his/her rights under the Visual Arts Rights Act of 1990 and Section 14.03 of NYS Cultural Affairs Laws, to the extent that such rights would preclude or constrain the right of the City to remove any accepted artwork. Submission of proposal for this call implies acceptance of all conditions here stated.

 

 Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or want more info should contact Patricia Rodriguez at prodriguez@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-5714.

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