Call for Artists | Boyle Street Community Mural Project for 50th Anniversary

Date: Apr 19, 2021

Deadline: May 7, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Boyle Street Community Services is looking for an artist or group of artists to create a mural to celebrate our organization’s 50th Anniversary.

Applications close: May 7, 2021 at 5pm MST

Successful artist(s) notified: May 31, 2021

Project Description

In honor of Boyle Street’s 50th Anniversary, we are looking for artist(s) to create a multi-site mural project.

The purpose of the project is to commemorate Boyle Street’s 50th Anniversary and to celebrate the community members we serve. Additionally, the murals will act as a visual installment that ties our different locations across the city together. The mural should consist of three panels at the following Boyle Street locations: downtown Community Centre, a Group Living facility, and the C5 North East Hub.

A Boyle Street staff member will be assigned to connect the artist with our community and will lead the filming of a video documenting the mural project. Work on this project will occur from June to August 2021.

For more information on Boyle Street’s 50th Anniversary, please visit www.boylestreet.org/50.

Artist Requirements

  • The artist(s) will work with an assigned BSCS staff member and collaborate with teams across three sites
  • The artist(s) must be willing to spend time meeting our community members and consult with them on the idea, design, and creation of the mural
  • The artist(s) must be able to work at different locations across Edmonton
  • The artist(s) must be comfortable working with diverse populations including Indigenous peoples, newcomers, people experiencing homelessness, addictions, and mental health conditions
  • The artist(s) must be comfortable working in-person on the mural project and upholding COVID-19 public health requirements
  • The artist(s) must be willing to be filmed and interviewed in a video by BSCS about the mural project
  • The artist(s) must be comfortable working with ladders
  • Artist(s) from outside of Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) must make their own travel and accommodation arrangements for the painting period (artist fees will reflect the additional travel expenses)
  • Experience working on community mural projects is an asset
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations is an asset
  • Individuals, Artist Groups, and Collectives are encouraged to apply. Diverse mediums and media are encouraged.

Compensation

The budget for this project is $10,000, including compensation for the artist’s time (planning, meeting and collaborating with clients, executing the mural, and participating in an interview for mural project video), equipment, and materials.

How to Apply

Visit the job posting for this opportunity on our website and download our Call for Artists document, which includes a full description of the artist and application requirements, COVID-19 policy, selection process, project timeline, and instructions on how to apply:

Email your application to fhthrasher@boylestreet.org with the subject line “Application for Boyle Street 50th Anniversary Community Mural Project.” Please ensure that you have completed the application checklist and attached all required items. Applications must be submitted by 5pm (Mountain Standard Time) on May 7, 2021.

The successful applicant will need to sign a Media Release form and a Letter of Agreement, which enumerates the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the artist(s) and BSCS, as well as maintenance, copyright and safety considerations.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted via email to fhthrasher@boylestreet.org by 5pm (Mountain Standard Time) on May 7, 2021. Please ensure that you have read the full Call for

Artists document and attached all items on the Application Checklist.

Application Checklist

  • 1-2 minute introductory video
  • 1 written page description of artistic practice
  • Resume of art work experience
  • Portfolio of relevant work
  • 2 References, including name and phone number
  • Completed budget statement

Who Can Apply

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.

Pronouns might be:

  • She/Her/Hers
  • He/Him/His
  • They/Them/Theirs
  • And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves.

At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding work with us.