O4W (Fourth Ward) Call for Artists!!!
ELECTRICAL BOX DESIGNS
Fourth Ward Alliance Neighborhood Association is currently accepting submissions for artwork to be painted on (14-16) neighborhood electrical boxes in the Fourth Ward. Selected artists will be paid $500 for artist fee and supplies. Artist will be responsible for priming box and using approved paints.
Criteria for electrical boxes:
O4W Community; Diversity, Progress & Innovation; MLK Legacy; Old 4th Ward Fire of 1917; Organic Beauty & Nature; Creativity
Artists must be available to paint power boxes on a weekend between May 5th – 27th. Deadline is the 27th (Memorial Day weekend).
To submit a design for consideration, FILL OUT THIS FORM and send artwork in the template provided with the subject heading FWA – Electrical Box Submission – Artist Name to both firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Submission Deadline Sunday April 1st. Artists will be selected April 30th.
This project is funded by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Grant and The Neighborhood Fund Grant.
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Artist Request for Qualifications to Design Old Fourth Ward Neighborhood Banner
Thank you for your interest in designing our new neighborhood banner or flag! Fourth Ward Alliance, the neighborhood organization that serves the northeast quadrant of Old Fourth Ward (O4W), is looking for a fresh take on the symbol we use to define our neighborhood vibe and culture. We are seeking to work with and hire an artist that we feel can best represent our needs.
The O4W neighborhood currently has a banner/flag with dogwood flowers. Some feel that the design is a bit tired and more importantly doesn’t adequately represent O4W- it’s generic. The dogwoods do also appear on our street sign toppers from the City, but we think it’s reasonable to abandon the dogwood flower in our design update.
Fourth Ward Alliance sells these banners as a neighborhood fundraiser to all four quadrants of the neighborhood. We also use the black-and-white O4W sticker and symbol. It is trademarked by the O4W Business Association, but we have permission to use it. You can read more about its history here.
As an organization, we have used this very generic “logo” for several years. We would like to be able to use the new banner design to complement a new logo. We hope that the two can fit together stylistically.
In 2016, we hired Will Mitchell to paint a mural at North Ave and Glen Iris.
Project Description and Art Goals
We would like a design that is fresh, updated and modern but wouldn’t be out of place hanging in front of the lovely 1920 homes or Sweet Auburn Victorians in our neighborhood. Unlike Inman Park or Grant Park, Old Fourth Ward has quite a stock of modern homes, apartments, businesses and historic homes and we hope the new design can suit all of their needs.
Things/Ideas we’d like to potentially represent:
- MLK’s legacy and the Sweet Auburn District
- Eclectic home styles
- Iconic structures- PCM, Water tower, Atlanta BeltLine, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Historic Fourth Ward Park
- Community, diversity, walkability
- Industrial history
- The fire of 1917
Application Requirements Electronic portfolio submission of up to five works and an artist statement for the proposed project.
Budget Fourth Ward Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are able to compensate the selected artist at least $750, but we are working to increase this fee with fundraising. The artist would also be presented with a final product bearing their design.
Deadline Submissions will be collected via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and considered until May 1, 2018.
- Submission and interview period: March 1st- May1st ,2018
- Artist Selection: May 1st, 2018
- Production: June-August
- Debut and Sales Begin: September 2018