Proposals for CUBED sought

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art, artists and independent curators Evan Levin and Ashton Howard, and the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival invite artist proposals for large scale murals and street art for CUBED, a unique 12-day outdoor mural installation and live mural-making performance taking place during Foo Foo Festival Nov. 3-5. The deadline for proposals is midnight on Sept. 25.

CUBED is seeking proposals for art that engages with public spaces through diverse media and formats that include, but are not limited to, mural painting, graphic art, wheat paste, graffiti work, site-specific projects, etc. Sixteen artists will be selected, each of whom will be asked to create a mural for one 8ft x 8ft panel of the final CUBED art installation comprised of four giant 8 ft. x 8 ft. cubes located along Palafox Street at Martin Luth King, Jr. Plaza in downtown Pensacola. Each participating artist will receive a $1200 stipend. Artists must be onsite and present during the production of their mural during the period of Nov 3-5.

The call for artists is open to all subject matter and content. As Pensacola is a dedicated “Early Learning City,” the group is also interested in proposals that loosely interpret the Thirty Million Words® early learning initiative and interactive curriculum, and/or the cultural contexts that initiated the thirty million word research. “The Thirty Million Words® Initiative is an innovative, multi-disciplinary parent-directed program designed to harness the power of parent language to build a child’s brain and impact his or her future.”

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Submission Deadline: Sept. 25 midnight
Exhibition Dates: Sun, Nov. 5 – Sun, Nov. 12
Location: Palafox Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza
Fee: $15 Pensacola Museum of Art members; $30 non-members