The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is calling Canada-based artists to submit proposals for a temporary mural in Fort McMurray.
The mural, which will cover the 800 square foot exterior wall of the Beacon Hill Pump House, is part of the municipality’s Graffiti Abatement Mural Project.
“The response to previous installations has been fantastic, and we’re excited to see the proposals for this year’s project,” said Leigh Agozzino-Organ, a Supervisor in Community Strategies. “We are looking for artists to share images of Wood Buffalo that represent our unique culture and community.”
Launched in 2012, the Graffiti Abatement Mural Project is a program that provides legal spaces for street art and is a proactive approach to preventing graffiti vandalism while adding public art to the community. Previous installations include a mural painted behind Composite High School in 2012, and another mural behind Father Turcotte Elementary School in 2013.
The successful artist will also give a community workshop and lecture that will address the difference between sanctioned graffiti and vandalism.
The deadline for submissions is Monday March 31, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
To apply to the program, please visit: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/graffitimural