What: Community Mural Project on the wall of La Suprema Works to celebrate the 20th anniversary of United Way’s Days of Caring and with the support of the TENWEST Impact Festival, Startup Tucson Community and SAACA
Where: La Suprema, 319 W Simpson Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
When: Approximately 6 to 8 days starting around October 20 through United Way’s Days of Caring 2019 on Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26, 2019 (community paint days) with additional prep work.
Scope of work would be approximately 6 to 8 days onsite for the muralist:
Day 1 and 2: Professional Artist Central Mural creation
Day 3: Outlining and Prepping for Community Paint Days
Day 4 and 5: Community Paint Days
Day 6: Touch Ups of Community Painting.
The mural space on the wall is about 12' tall and 46’ wide. It’s not exactly a rectangle: the top of the building has steps in it, and the grade at the base of the wall slopes a great deal (refer to the picture below). The wall is a newly applied, traditional method adobe plaster. Paint should take this surface into account.
Artist Fee: $4,000-$6,000
Supplies: $1,000-$2,000 (Wall is natural adobe, traditional dye-based paint required)
Event Insurance is provided by United Way Days of Caring. Approved budget will be all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the concept, implementation, and post-implementation of the commissioned mural project, including design development, production and execution, as well as any required presentations, approvals, and/or sundries. There are no city permits required as this is on private property. This project is funded through the United Way's Days of Caring.
How to Submit
All Applications must be submitted via online application through SAACA webpage to include: Click here for application
Please direct questions and correspondence to:Matt Rolland, Director of Arts Integration - [email protected]; Phone (520) 797-3959 x 108
About Days of Caring and United Way:
Days of Caring: Days of Caring is a 2-day volunteer event where thousands of community volunteers sign up to complete projects for local non-profits, schools, gardens, long-term care facilities, public spaces and more.
United Way Mission: The mission of United Way of Tucson is to build a thriving community by uniting people, ideas and resources. One of our taglines and signature messages is LIVE UNITED. This really speaks to our model of collective impact and the notion that when we work together, we can accomplish more than any single entity can alone.
About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages. For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance please visit www.saaca.org.
Southern Arizona is brimming with creative thinkers uniquely suited to tackle the grand challenges facing our community and the planet. But siloes have created barriers between those with the big ideas and those who desire to help put those ideas into action. TENWEST grew out of the need to break down those barriers and put our region’s great strengths to work in making a substantial and lasting impact. TENWEST Impact Festival helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing our communities. Through ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences, national experts and local heroes will inspire the ideas and facilitate the connections that will empower us to act. TENWEST 2019 occurs October 11-20 -- more info at tenwest.com.
The anticipated mural location:
Sample LIVE UNITED Portraits: