Oct 6, 2023

City of Glendale | Library, Arts & Culture

Glendale, CA

Applications for the Creative Crosswalks Mural Program are now open.

Apply before the deadline of November 17, 2023, at 5:00 PM PST.

Artist stipend ranging from $1,000 – $15,000 based on the size and scope of the project.

The Library, Arts & Culture Department (Library) and the Arts & Culture Commission (ACC) are requesting proposals from qualified candidates who are interested in submitting design concepts for various locations in the City of Glendale with the intention of enhancing traffic safety in creative ways. These projects are in partnership with the Public Works Department, with the goal of incorporating civic art into daily life. Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to submit proposals for creative crosswalk projects listed below:

PROJECT #1: Artsakh Ave. Re-Development Project
PROJECT #2: San Fernando Road Beautification Project

The individual project budgets range from $1,000 – $15,000 based on the size and scope of the project. The project budget is for producing a design concept rendering only. The City will hire and use a General Contractor— who will perform construction or rehabilitation of the street, intersection, and/ or crosswalk at the project locations before the murals are installed — to perform the mural installation/painting of the crosswalk and/or intersection. Therefore, Artists and/or Artist Teams should not include in the project budget the cost of materials and labor to install/paint the murals.

Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to attend a Pre-Proposal Meeting with City Staff on
Monday, October 30, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (via Microsoft Teams Meeting) to inquire about the projects and/or ask specific questions pertaining to the projects. Please RSVP by Friday, October 27th at 5:00 p.m. for the Pre-Proposal Meeting by emailing artsandculture@glendaleca.gov in order to receive the Microsoft Teams Meeting login information.

Artists of all artistic genres, arts organizations, or schools may submit proposals. The Library and the ACC are committed to amplifying cultural voices through a lens of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Antiracism(IDEA), and encourage artists of all cultural backgrounds to consider applying for this opportunity.

The Creative Crosswalks project is a partnership initiative by the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture,
Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, and the
Public Works Department.

Visit here to read the guidelines and eligibility and to apply.