Submission Portal

CAFE (Call for Entry)


Entry deadline: February 10, 2017

Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5 

Entry Fee (Plano Mural Project): $20.00


List of Qualifications

In 2015, the City of Plano put forth an initiative to transform the historic downtown neighborhood into a thriving arts district that incubates new creative talent and becomes the center for all Plano arts groups to receive information and opportunities. As part of this initiative, the Mural Project has been commissioned by Plano Art Association and the Historic Downtown Plano Association and is made possible by a grant from the Plano Heritage Commission.  The first phase of this project is for the creation of three murals.

The first mural is to be on the corner of 15 Place & Alex Schell across from the downtown Plano Dart station stop.  The second mural is required to be a three dimensional relief and will be located on the west wall of the Angela's at the Cross Walk restaurant on 15th street.  The third mural’s location is still being determined; it is required to depict a historical concept tied to Plano’s heritage and history.

The Project focus is to fulfill the objectives of promoting tourism, honoring the Plano heritage and enhancing historical education. The artwork concepts will be created using a collaborative process between artistic consultants, community stakeholders and Plano citizens. The project will include community engagement activities to keep the mural development both current and personal to Plano residents. The project will culminate with a public unveiling ceremony and press event in downtown with city officials, residents, private sector leaders and regional art advocates in attendance.


Mural A: $26,100.00
Mural B: $26,300.00
Mural C: $4,100.00

The budget is to cover all costs incurred by the artist relating to the design, fabrication and installation of the art work.  Covered expenses include but shall not be limited to compensation for design and engineering services, materials, transportation of artwork, fabrication, installation, etc.

Schedule Outline:
January 2017 - Call for artist
February 2017 - Close the Qualifications Phase of this call with the selection of 4-6 artists, who will be asked to submit design proposals for one or more of the three murals
March 2017 - Finalize logistics / announce artists
April 2017 - Press and educational events, installation of murals, unveiling ceremony event

Artist Eligibility:
All artists with the ability to design and fabricate a largescale mural are encouraged to respond to this Request for Qualifications.  Artists must be older than 18 years of age and must have created a mural larger than 10' x 10'. 

Selection Process: 
Artists should submit their qualifications, a bio, 3 references, a statement of interest and 3 to 5 images of their work before February 10, 2017.

Up to six (6) artists will be selected as finalists to prepare a mural proposal design.

As finalists, each of these artists will be paid a fee of $500.00 to submit these visual design proposals. This will be part of the final selection process. Each proposal requested will relate to one of the specific mural locations.