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Request for Artist Proposals: 2023 Alley Art Project

The Rockwell Museum is seeking an experienced mural artist to work with Rockwell staff and High School Learning Center (HSLC) students to plan, design and paint a mural in downtown Corning, NY as part of the Museum’s ongoing Alley Art Project. 

Proposal deadline extension: May 3, 2022

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience, with a strong preference for direct experience working with teens. The selected artist will co-teach with Rockwell educators and take a leadership role in developing a cohesive design concept that represents the student artwork while honoring the artist’s creative vision. The development of the mural design is a collaborative and creative process that uses the Museum’s collection as inspiration and is connected to The Rockwell’s annual theme. The 2023 annual theme will be focused on heroes.

Starting in 2023, the accepted artist will attend weekly mural design classes in March, create a draft mock-up design to share with students for feedback in April, produce a final mural design that will be submitted to appropriate agencies for approval in May, paint the mural on site in August with HSLC students and staff, and attend a community ribbon-cutting ceremony. This is a nine-month commitment, although the guest artist will only be required to be on-site for 6–10 days in August 2023.

Download the full RFP for all project guidelines, a detailed project timeline and proposal requirements.

DOWNLOAD HERE: 2023 Alley Art Project RFP


Artist Honorarium: $6,500 + travel and accommodations as needed

Building location: A local building wall has been secured for the project. The 2023 mural will be located on the building façade of Red Arrow Laundry, 110 Denison Parkway E., Corning, NY 14830.

long blank wall for mural, words "red arrow laundry open 24 hours"

Wall Dimensions: 9’ height x 66’3” length

Program Goals:

  • Feature and collaborate with a professional mural artist.
  • Recognize the 15th Alley Art Project mural in Corning, NY.
  • Support public art projects and overall community aesthetics in downtown Corning.
  • Demonstrate the importance of community collaboration: The Rockwell Museum, guest Teaching Mural Artist and the High School Learning Center.

Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Artist Notification: May 19, 2022
Artist Agreement Contract Signed: June 1, 2022

Download the full RFP for all project guidelines, a detailed project timeline and proposal requirements.

DOWNLOAD HERE: 2023 Alley Art Project RFP

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