Peacock Arts District Mural Program
Call For Artists - Applications are now open!
The FPRA invites qualified muralists to apply for this public art commission, which is the installation of murals within the peacock arts district. Murals will be installed on private property in partnership with their respective owners.
Artist Qualifications: Must have experience in creating exterior wall murals.
Wall Preparation: It is the responsibility of the property owners to ensure that their walls are clear of any obstruction or issues prior to the commencement of murals.
Mural Design Themes: Each property has separate design themes. Please be sure to abide by the design theme/instructions within the applications, as it is part of the selection process.
Selection Criteria: (1) Appearance - visually appealing and professional, (2) Creativity - uniqueness and appropriate use of elements of design to include the use of the design theme, (3) Originality - the design is not a copy of another, nor having been published previously or received by others.
Funding: The FPRA allocated $50,000 to complete all murals in the program. It will be used to acquire artists. Artists will then be responsible for acquiring items needed to complete the mural such as paint, supplies, additional workers, and equipment. Funding for the program is based on the annual availability of funds.
Payment Process: Artists will receive a two-part payment. The first payment will be the deposit. Which can be used to purchase supplies, equipment any other resources needed to start the mural. The final payment is paid at the successful completion of the mural.
Mural Completion: Each Mural completion date will vary based on the scope of each project. The FPRA intends to have all murals completed before June 1, 2024.
Sealant: Artists are required to seal their murals before completion.
Apply Here - Please click the link of the property you would like to apply for:
Applications Close Thurs., February 1, 2024
Property Owner Guidelines
Eligible Properties & Application: Eligible properties are commercial properties located within the yellow boundary as outlined in the image below. These properties are between 10th street and US-1 (which includes 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th street). Also, properties along Avenue A and Boston Ave are eligible. Due to limited funding, only properties within this area can participate at this time. The FPRA intends to expand the program to other areas in the future.
In addition, to be eligible for the program, properties being applied for must not have any liens, outstanding taxes due, or major code violations that pose a great threat to the safety and well-being of others. Minor violations may be given an exception if the property owner can bring them into compliance before the commencement of the mural. Minor violations include but are not limited to, debris on the property, lawn violations, signage, derelict or inoperable vehicles, and chipped/stained/rusted walls.
Note: Any property that has benefited from the program cannot be applied for.
Please note that submitting your application is not an acceptance into the program. Property Owners will be contacted by FPRA staff if their property is selected. Also, applicants with more than one property must submit an application for each property they wish to apply for.
Expectation of Participating Property Owners: Selected property owners are primarily responsible for preparing and providing the wall space for the mural and the ongoing maintenance of the mural once it is completed. Maintenance of hand-painted murals generally requires the application of sealant every 3-5 years to keep the mural from damage like harsh sunlight, stains, or scuffs. It is incumbent upon the property owner to determine when maintenance is needed and to address it accordingly. Artists will be using UV protection paint to help avoid fading.
Property Owners must enter into an agreement with the FPRA before the commencement of the mural.
Image of Eligible Properties:
All properties within the yellow sections are eligible for the program. The red section represents the Peacock Arts District, and the orange section represents a portion of Orange Avenue from 10th street to US-1.