Call for Cleveland Mural Artist to Work in France

Mural by French artist Patrice Marchand, painted near the West Side Market. Image courtesy of the City of Rouen (France)


This is an outstanding opportunity for a Cleveland-based mural artist: The city of Rouen, France–Cleveland’s sister city–will pay for your travel, accommodations, and supplies to go to Rouen and work with two local artists there to create a mural. It’s a big mural: 80 feet long, 32 feet high.

Click here: RFP for application details. 

The deal is reciprocity, a mural echange on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the sister city relationship between Rouen and Cleveland. The Rouen artist Patrice Manchard painted a mural in Cleveland near the West Side market over the summer.

The thing is, youve got to act fast and be prepared to travel very soon. The call for artists went out October 19. Applications are due by October 26. Travel and completion of the mural are to happen between November 6 and 20. THey say there is some flexibility on the dates, but the target date for departure is just over two weeks away. At least one thing is moving very fast in Cleveland City Hall.

SO: You want to paint a commissioned mural in France? In collaboration with th French artists Idem and Mozaik? And can you get a couple weeks off? And are you ready to go?

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