Artists will submit applications to the submission form on the Urban Canvas’ page on the City of Eugene Cultural Services website. A book of artist submissions is compiled and Cultural Services staff act as the liaison between artists and wall owners. Wall owners will review the book and let us know which artist(s) they would like to commission to paint their wall. Then the fun begins!
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The selection process will be based on individual selections from wall owners. If your work meets the desired aesthetics of a wall owner, Cultural Services staff will contact you with the next steps. Your submission will remain on file, unless otherwise noted. You may contact us to have your submission removed at any time.
Typical artist stipends will be $500-$2,000 with consideration for the size of wall and experience. You will not be required to purchase supplies or materials from your stipend.
The mural site must be located within Eugene’s City limits, as artist stipends will be paid by the City of Eugene. Artists are not required to reside in Eugene, however, they must be able to make it to the mural site each day. Transportation and lodging costs will not be provided or reimbursed.
If a wall owner is interested in your work, but you are not comfortable with the offered wall, you do not have to accept the wall proposal. Walls will be given to artists upon the completion of a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the artist and an easement by the wall owner. Both parties must agree upon the project to move forward with the mural creation.
Each artist works at their own pace, however we require that all murals are completed within 30 days of the agreed upon starting date (pending design approval), with reasonable accommodation for unforeseen events.
Yes and no. Artists will have some level of creative freedom to create their murals, however designs must be approved and agreed upon by the artist, wall owners, and Urban Canvas before any work can begin. Designs that include subjects of hateful imagery, pornography, or illegal/illicit activities will not be accepted for approval.