This call is now closed.
Submissions Deadline was February 08, 2022 5:00 PM PST
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission (KCAC) seeks proposals for an outdoor mural project to be located within the City of Kirkland. The project should embody the principles of the City’s Resolution 5240 and Resolution 5434, which express the City’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The selected artist should plan to install the mural from April – May 2022.
City of Kirkland
Kirkland, a city of approximately 90,000 in East King County, is known for its Lake Washington waterfront, vibrant downtown, parks, and public art collection.
The Kirkland City Council has taken action to ensure that the City is safe and welcoming for residents and visitors. With this project, the City seeks public art that addresses those aspirations and reflects the City’s diversity, including racial and ethnic diversity, diversity of sexual identity and orientation, gender diversity, and diversity of age and ability. This mural project has been funded by the city council to further these goals.
This call is open to any artist. The KCAC strongly encourages submissions from artists residing in Washington State.
The City of Kirkland Supports Equitable Opportunities
The KCAC, in alignment with the City Council, seeks to dismantle structural racism and inequities in Kirkland. The KCAC affirms that all people, their cultures, and their art contribute to the meaning and understanding of our shared humanity and should be honored and celebrated. The KCAC strives to proactively solicit and curate art that reflects the diversity of the Kirkland community, encourages a sense of belonging for all people, and supports the expression of historically marginalized communities. The art created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color performs a unique role in our community and helps provide inspiration to resolve societal inequity and injustice. This important work of bringing equity to art is pivotal to the KCAC’s efforts to confront injustices of the past and reveal inequities of the present in order to build a more diverse, inclusive collection of public art, now and in the future.
This project is funded by the City of Kirkland.