Somerville Street Art Project - Call to Artists
Artists will be notified by: APRIL 12

Questions? Email: Nina Eichner,

Seeking Artists
Last year Somerville gained three new street art murals during the first summer of Somerville Street Art Project. (Check out information about last year's project at:

The Somerville Arts Council is seeking street artists for three new large-scale murals for our second year of this project. We anticipate these murals to primarily be on businesses and private buildings - walls not yet confirmed. These murals will be painted sometime between August 11 and Aug 30.

We're looking for accomplished artists to bring their diverse and contemporary visions to Somerville. Somerville is a city of immigrants, from all over the world, and we want art that reflects the pride and strength we have in our diverse community. We're looking for innovative and contemporary styles to bring additional color and vision to Somerville walls.

Seeking Walls
We're always looking for good walls for our next mural. If you are a business or property owners that has a large visible wall and is interested in participating please email
About the Somerville Arts Council
The Somerville Arts Council, a department of the City of Somerville, works to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city. The Council sees the diversity of the community as its wealth and strives to remain flexible in looking out for changing cultural and artistic expressions.

Learn more about our work at:

The project is open to all artists & artist groups. Artists may apply as an individual or as a group. If you apply as a group, please provide references and samples for each artist.

Selected artists will be asked to provide a sketch of work, final pieces will need to be approved by the selection committee. All pieces must be appropriate for all ages and not considered offensive to any group based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, place of origin, etc.

The Arts Council will provide selected artists a stipend for their work in addition to a meal stipend for up to 12 days of the mural creation process. For artists coming from outside of Greater Boston we will work to ensure housing and travel reimbursement.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be made by a panel comprised of City staff and local artists based on the following criteria:

-Demonstrated qualifications of experience painting large-scale, outdoor murals
-Demonstration of quality of work
-Strong conceptual skills with innovative and effective approaches that reflect our diverse city
-Potential for artist’s work to enrich Somerville
-Ability to successfully execute and complete project within the proposed time frame
-Positive references demonstrating strong communication and organizational skills
-Completeness of application

Artist name (and group name if applicable) *
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Social Media pages (instagram, facebook, etc) *
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Brief description of your style, the vision behind your work, etc. *
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Tell us about your experience as a street artist doing large scale murals? Please provide a link to your resume or list below your previous related work experience: *
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Please provide us with links to images that demonstrate your ability to complete large scale murals *
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Tell us a little about your cultural background and how it might relate to Somerville? *
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Please provide the name and contact info of three references with whom we can discuss your previous work *
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Although not required, (selected artists will be required to provide a sketch) if you have ideas of your plans for this work, please share them below
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What's your availability for August 11-30th? Are there certain dates you know you are not available?
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This project was inspired by the mural project that Beyond Walls produced in Lynn, MA. We hope this smaller scale mural project will emulate the energy of the Lynn Mural Festival. Check out their work at:
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