Right now, it’s an apartment building under construction. Soon, it will be surrounded by art, and color, and inspiring images. The Pride Center at Equality Park is working with ArtServe and others in seeking proposals from artists for the design of The Murals at Equality Park.
It’s a 2,900 square foot public art installation project.
It’s the latest phase for the Residences at Equality Park, a Wilton Manors affordable housing project catering to LGBT seniors is moving forward. It will be an inspiring opportunity for the chosen artist and some exciting promotion opportunities for the finalists.
The Pride Center is looking for a clean, vibrant design that celebrates inclusivity and diversity — and integrates elements representative of the South Florida LGBT community. The mural as public art should reflect Broward’s commitment as a welcoming and inclusive community, complement the character of the building and inspire social interaction.
“We want artists to feel emboldened by the bustling, life-enhancing, pro-health, diverse work of the many organizations on this campus,” the group said in a statement. “We want them to use this inspiration to fuel their creativity. We seek a powerful, transformative, meaningful, bold design. We will commission a series of 3-6 art pieces from the chosen artist.”
Candidates must be professional artists or designers as validated by a resume, eligible to work in the U.S., and over the age of 18. Broward resident artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
The selected artist will be paid a stipend of $5,000 to execute the designing of The Murals. The budget must include the artist’s designing fee and presentation expenses. Artists’ proposals/portfolio submissions are due Monday, June 15.