Cotton Warehouse Mural
Call for Artists
The Mural Mile Initiative of Rock Hill, SC, is seeking an experienced artist to submit proposals for a new mural on the side of the Cotton Warehouse, 302 Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill, SC.
This project will be community-driven and facilitated by a Mural Team. This team will help select the artist, help develop the mural design, and assist in other duties deemed necessary. This particular mural will celebrate the past, present, and future of Rock Hill.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Old Town Association, and Visit York County.
The Cotton Warehouse is located at 302 Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill, SC, and is approximately 20 ft tall and 100 ft wide. However, this mural does not have to cover the entire wall. The wall will be prepped as necessary prior to the mural application.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Since the mid-1990s, Rock Hill has experienced exponential growth. With various economic and community initiatives, Rock Hill has become a downtown destination. Based on the Mural Team’s objective to showcase Rock Hill’s journey from past to present, the artist will be expected to create a design representing these themes. The final design does not have to be a literal interpretation of the theme and can be abstract in the design’s execution.
Applicants are expected to have the technical and artistic capabilities to create the design, produce conceptual drawings, receive community input throughout the process, and understand the requirements for an outdoor mural (paint, materials, etc.). An understanding of historical buildings is preferred.
The artist selected for the mural shall be expected to collaborate closely with the Mural Team, the RHEDC Quality of Life Committee, the City of Rock Hill Planning Department, and the building owner.
The mural team will select an artist based on their application, professional qualifications, ability to work within design constraints, meet deadlines, previous projects, ability to work with outdoor materials, community engagement, etc.
The finalist will lead the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork, including using appropriate paints for the surface that adheres to historical guidelines.
May 12 --- Call-For-Artists released
May 26 --- Call-For-Artists Deadline, 4pm EST
June 11 --- Artist is chosen and notified
June 18 - July 9 --- Artists works with the mural team to develop design
July 26 --- Artist presents sketch to Mural Team
August 2 --- Artist submits final design for approval
August 15 - September 10 --- Installation of the mural by artist
ARTIST PAYMENT AND BUDGET:
$8,000+ for artist fee and budget. Includes time, labor, design, and materials.
Equipment such as scaffold and wall prep are separate.