Local Mural Application

CALL FOR LOcal ARTISTS - 48 Blocks AC 2019 - Mural Application
Applications Due:
June 12, 2019 5pm EST

We are currently seeking a LOCAL MURALIST to create a mural in Atlantic City for 48 Blocks AC. The selected artist will be given 7 days –July 22 to July 28, 2019 – to complete their mural.

Program Description:

48 Blocks Atlantic City is a celebration of the artistic talents, creativity, community, culture, and history of Atlantic City. The weekend event will take place June 21-23, 2019, with 48 community-produced projects across the 48 blocks of the city.

In 2019, we added our first-ever Mural Week (May 15-19), supporting the creation of 5 unique, large-scale murals throughout Atlantic City. We are expanding this program, inviting a local artist to produce a large-scale mural July 22-28, 2019.

Our program goals are to increase public access to art, give artistic talent a platform in Atlantic City, and engage the community through the event planning process.

48 Blocks AC is a program of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public access to art and fostering community art education in Atlantic City. The program is produced in partnership with Stockton University.


  • Applications are open to local artists. Local is defined as having at least 10 years cumulative residency in Atlantic County, NJ.

  • Artists may apply as an individual or group; however the budget & stipend provided is per mural, not per person.

  • Artists must be available to produce their mural July 22-28, 2019.

  • It is recommended that applicants have experience painting large-scale, outdoor murals, but artists with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

Materials & Stipend:

48 Blocks AC will reimburse artists for materials/tools costs within a pre-approved budget, and will provide ladders, lifts, and/or scaffolding, as well as any necessary wall prep.

48 Blocks AC shall secure any building permits, licenses or approval necessary for the lawful creation and execution of the work, including payment of all fees, providing the artist with a fully approved location for their mural.

48 Blocks AC will provide artists with lodging (if needed) and an expenses stipend during the Mural Week, as well as a $2000 artist stipend. All payments/reimbursements are contingent to fulfillment of terms of the Final Mural Agreement.

Application Guidelines & Deadline:

Application materials must be received no later than five o’clock in the evening (5:00 p.m.) EST on June 12, 2019.  

Preferred Method: Submit your applications via the online form below.

Click here to download a printable copy of the application to submit:

  • Via email to hello@48blocksac.com with the subject line: 48BAC Mural Application: [Artist Name]

  • Via mail ATTN: 48BAC Mural Application, ACAF, PO Box 3, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Mail applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2019.

Selection Process:

Submissions will be reviewed by the 48 Blocks AC Leadership Team. All applicants will be contacted and finalist will be selected no later than June 30, 2019.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must meet the residency requirement (10 years cumulative residency in Atlantic County, NJ) for consideration.

Applications will be reviewed on (including but not limited to) the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness of qualifications for the project - applicants having experience painting large-scale, outdoor murals are preferred

  • Potential for artist’s work to enrich Atlantic City

  • Probability of successful execution and completion of project within the proposed time-frame

  • Completeness of application

Project Timeline:

All murals must be painted between July 22, 2019 and July 28, 2019. All work must be completed by July 28, 2019.

Artist Agreement:

Selected artists will be required to sign and comply with the Mural Agreement.

Other Requirements:

  • The artist must be able to keep the content of their work “family friendly,” no nudity or overtly sexual themes, hate speech or glorification of violence. The artist will be asked to refrain from painting anything that defames or invades the rights of any person, living or dead; or anything that could be construed as harmful to a third party.

  • Selected artists may be asked to submit details, models, or plans of their eventual piece.

  • The artist may not reproduce any copyrighted material.

Mural Application:

Personal Information
Name *
Phone *
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Home Address *
Home Address
Please note, "Country" is a required field.
Gender Identity (for grant reporting purposes) *
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If you prefer not to say, simply put "DECLINE" in the box below.
Social Media & Website
(Dribble, etc.) Please share links to your profile(s)
If you plan to email samples, simply write "SEE EMAIL" in the box below.
Can you keep the mural content “family friendly”? (No nudity or overtly sexual themesl, etc.) *
I am able to commit to producing my mural July 22-28, 2019 *
If you do not have a concept yet, simply write "NONE" in the box below.
If there is nothing else you'd like to share, simply put "NO" in the box below.
Please provide contact information for 1 professional reference that we may contact.
Reference Phone Number *
Reference Phone Number
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