UP Art Studio is excited to announce the 2021 Mini Murals Progam Artist Registry is officially open!
“Together with our clients, we are so happy we can provide income to artists through our Mini Murals Program.” — Elia Quiles, UP Art Studio
This award-winning program, curated and managed by UP Art Studio
, commissions artists to paint small-scale murals on traffic signal control cabinets and other utility cabinets in the right of way in diverse neighborhoods of Texas cities. Over the past 5 years, UP Art Studio has commissioned artists to paint more than 300 Mini Murals. Major funders have included the City of Houston, City of Austin, management districts, and others. The program has many upcoming opportunities for commissions in 2021.
How to Apply
To apply to join the Artist Registry, artists should visit the Artist Info
page at MiniMurals.org and review the following materials:
The application form, with supporting documents, must be electronically submitted by March 15, 2021. Selected artists will be informed by March 30, 2021.
Artists accepted for the Registry receive ongoing notifications of Calls for Renderings. These opportunities to submit ideas for specific, funded Mini Murals commissions are open only to artists in the Mini Murals Artist Registry. Responding to the Call for Artists is therefore an essential foundational step towards receiving a commission. UP Art Studio and its clients particularly seek diverse artists, with lived experience of project areas – which include many underserved areas that historically have been home to people of color.
Applications received after the March 15 deadline will be held for consideration by the review panel until the next Call occurs.