Da Vinci Fest new mural: Creativity Is Just Connecting Things

Da Vinci Fest new mural: Creativity Is Just Connecting Things

This Deadline Expired: Friday, February 21, 2020

Deadline: 5 pm EST, Friday, February 21, 2020 

In honor of the inaugural 2020 Da Vinci Fest, celebrating the intersection of art and the sciences,  Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking proposals for an exciting new mural around this theme.  This project is a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Fleisher Art Memorial, and Bella Vista Neighbors Association and will be dedicated at the Da Vinci Fest in October 2020.

Mural Concept and Theme: Da Vinci Art Alliance has resided in their 704 Catharine residence since 1957. Since being founded by 9 Italian immigrant artists, Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) has continuously served as a space of creative refuge and acted as a hub for creativity, collaboration, and artistic innovation. While the mural will be located on DVAA’s west facing wall, it will overlook Fleisher Art Memorial, further cementing Catharine street as a lively hub for visual art-making and exploration. 

Mural Arts Philadelphia is requesting proposals that explore the idea that creativity flourishes at the intersection of disciplines. Following in the spirit of Renaissance artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci, this mural aims to celebrate the innovative spark of brilliance that comes when the arts and sciences mingle. For this mural the fusion of creativity and innovation may manifest in a variety of ways, whether the mural’s design depicts a union of artistic and scientific disciplines, the methods used to create the mural employ new technologies or characteristics borrowed from non-art sectors, or in a collaboration between artists and creatives from other fields of study. Ultimately prospective artists are called to submit applications for an innovative, inviting, and community driven work of public art. 

New ideas and artists are welcome and highly encouraged to apply. Mural Arts Philadelphia is able to offer technical support to artists who may not have completed solo large-scale art installations, but have an otherwise strong portfolio and the concept that connects best with the goals of this project.  

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