MURAL is a non-profit organization working mainly in Montreal and whose mission is to democratize urban art. Each year in June, the organization presents murals, musical performances, digital and technological installations and works as well as exhibitions, on and around Saint-Laurent boulevard as part of MURAL Festival. The organization also produces public works of art and special events year-round, in Montreal and in various regions of Quebec.
For the eleventh edition of the festival, which will be held in June 2023, MURAL is looking for original and inspiring proposals in the form of artistic installations.
Images: Laurence Vallières – MURAL Festival 2020
- Works: The proposed concepts can be either brand new (works not produced or never presented) or existing (works already produced but which have never been presented on the territory of the city of Montreal).
- Implementation context: The project submitted must be adaptable to several potential locations. The work can occupy a single location or be fragmented in several places. It is not mandatory to propose one or more specific place(s), but it is recommended to define the type of context envisaged (park, sidewalk, roof, facade, public place, etc.).
- Locations: The territory to be explored is Saint-Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue, and the adjacent streets.
- Budget: No minimum or maximum is imposed, but it should be noted that usually, MURAL festival offers between $5,000 and $40,000 per work (depending on its scope, size and/or complexity). MURAL Festival accepts the participation of other financial partners.
- The budget for a brand new work must include all costs related to its production and presentation: exhibition rights (approximately 10% of the total budget), materials, production costs, professional fees, transport, assembly and dismantling.
- The budget for an existing work must include exhibition rights, restoration costs (if necessary), as well as costs and fees related to transport, assembly and dismantling.
- Production: It is possible for the MURAL team to provide full or partial support for the production. The proposed budget should hoewever be reviewed and modified following acceptance of the submission.
- Durability: The proposed work can be either ephemeral (installed only for the duration of MURAL Festival, i.e. 11 days) or seasonal (installed for a few months during the summer season), safe and autonomous (requiring no supervision or particular maintenance). Although not required, the jury will pay particular attention to the potential for reusing the work for subsequent exhibitions.
- Impact and artistic quality of the project
- Relevance in relation to the festival’s artistic vision
- Feasibility and technical reliability
- Realism of budget forecasts
- Ecological footprint of the project
- Potential for reusing the work for subsequent exhibitions
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
The file containing the online form (save it in PDF format once completed) as well as the other application elements requested below must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Soumission installation – Name First name” no later than Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)*
*Any submission received after this deadline will automatically be rejected.
WHAT TO INCLUDE (TO BE SENT BY EMAIL ALONG THE COMPLETED ONLINE FORM)
- Resume (PDF, abridged);
- Artistic statement text (250 words max);
- Project intention text (500 words max);
- Visual file: recent works (JPG, 2 Mo max, 5 images max);
- Visual file: proposed concept (JPG, 2 MB max, 7 images max – photomontage, drawing, plan, estimate, sketch, 3D modeling, photography, etc.);
- Preliminary budget (PDF or spreadsheet).
It should be noted that the realization of this project can be the subject of a partner sponsorship.
For any questions relating to this call for submissions, please contact MURAL Festival at the following address email@example.com