Public Art Mural Grant

This Public Art Mural Grant is a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work for WSW’s mural wall. The mural space at Women’s Studio Workshop faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running and cycling. We estimate that approximately 3,000-5,000 WVRT users pass by our facilities on a monthly basis, many coming onto our campus to view the current mural, or inquire about the organization. The mural space is 10′ x 23.5′. This will be the first mural completed since the construction of our new, ADA accessible patio and community gathering area. The patio is situated directly in front of the mural space. In 2021 and beyond, we hope to build new programs that will bring people together here and connect them with the art and artists at WSW.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing. Applicants should keep in mind all COVID-19 related travel stipulations. The mural artist will be working in self-isolation and with social distance practices in place. WSW artistic staff will be available for technical and material support throughout the residency. All meetings will take place outdoors with all parties masked.

The selected artist will also present their work and engage virtually with the WSW community and within our Hands-on Art education program. The artist will work with WSW’s artistic director to develop an online program and event in conjunction with this residency.

Scroll down to read more about past murals at Women’s Studio Workshop.

Key details:

Applications open: September 10, 2020
Applications due: September 29, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: October 5, 2020
Production occurs: October – November, 2020
Exhibition Timeline: 6 months

APPLY HERE