SoCo Culture

In March 2004, King County Council Member Julia Patterson hosted a community luncheon to discuss the artistic and cultural vitality of South King County. Out of this the South King County Cultural Coalition, better known as SoCoCulture, was born. Some 70 groups have joined forces to promote and preserve culture in the vibrant communities south of Seattle. SoCo provides advocacy, collaborative marketing, networking opportunities and professional development for our members.

This call is open to both emerging and established professional, practicing Artists residing in Washington state and working in two-dimensional media. Artists will each be compensated $5,000.

Opportunity Description

There is an opportunity to commission two Artists working in two-dimensional media, including but not limited to painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking, and drawing, to create original artwork designs to be reproduced as large-scale murals on the two exterior walls described above. The artwork should add color and vibrancy to the site, and may include representational or abstract elements. Content can be inspired by the locations; reference the culture, people, or histories of the region; or simply feature unique and eye-catching imagery.

Artwork will be reproduced on a vinyl wrap and mounted on ¼” ACM panels attached to the buildings. (ACM is a lightweight composite material, consisting of two cover sheets and a fire-rated core.) Each mural will remain on view for approximately two years.

Eligibility

This call is open to both emerging and established professional, practicing Artists residing in Washington state and working in two-dimensional media. Previous public art experience is not required. Kent and South King County based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Budget

Two selected Artists will each be compensated in a total amount not to exceed $5,000 for the artist fee, final artwork design, digital file preparation, and applicable WA sales/use tax. The budget does not include printing and installation. Kent Arts Commission staff will facilitate reproduction of the artwork imagery by a separate contractor on durable material suitable for outdoor display. Finalists will be compensated a flat fee of $500 to develop their proposals.

 

Application deadline: January 8, 2021, 11:59 MST

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