- Opportunity Type
- Calls for Artists
- Augusta, GA
James Brown Mural Call
Application Deadline: January 13, 2020
Award amount: $32,000
The Greater Augusta Arts Council is seeking an artist or artist team to design and install a James Brown themed mural on 879 Broad Street on the side of the building that faces James Brown Boulevard.
In November 2019, the Greater Augusta Arts Council requested funds to support the creation of a James Brown themed mural on the side of 879 Broad Street from Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau. The City of Augusta Commission voted to provide a 25% match to those funds on December 3, 2019.
To beautify Downtown Augusta and celebrate internationally noted musician, the late James Brown along the street that bears his name, the Greater Augusta Arts Council will commission an artist to create an engaging tribute mural, which will act as a destination attraction for Downtown Augusta. This creative element will activate this public space and increase the City of Augusta’s profile as an arts destination by celebrating one of its most iconic arts celebrities in a broadly appealing manner.
The wall intended for this public art installation is roughly 35’ high. The length of the installation could range from 65’ – 120’ depending on the artists’ ability to accommodate entryways into their designs. We strongly urge artists to visit and research the site. See details on the property at https://gismap.augustaga.gov/augustajs/.
Announcement of award winner will be made by February 5, 2020.