Seeds of Hope Mural – Call to Artists

OVERVIEW

Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2021 in partnership with Creative Pinellas and the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is excited to announce a call to mural artists for a mural at WestCare’s Mustard Seed Inn in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, which will combine the themes “Seeds of Hope” and “You Good?”. Seeking diverse and dynamic mural artists! ALL are welcome! Bring your talent to visually and creatively uplift the Grand Central District.

The location is 2510 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg FL. There are three sections of walls. Dimensions: Central Ave Wall – approx. 4′-0″x 34′-6″ = 138 sf, Connecting wall in between: 4′-0″ x 20′-0″= 80 sf, 25th St Wall – approx. 4′-0″ x 48′-0″ = 192 sf.

Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2021’s “Seeds of Hope” project

Mustard Seed Inn provides transitional housing to homeless adults who have begun their recovery from alcohol, drug abuse, and/or mental illness. Established more than 20 years ago, the facility provides counseling, case management, job support, and recovery-based services that help adults develop the skills needed to transition into permanent housing within the community.

LSP’s Seeds of Hope project has a three-pronged mission:

  • To help restore a sense of community belonging for these men and women in transition;
  • To cultivate individual growth on their path to recovery and independence; and
  • To harvest a higher level of equity and inclusion among the Mustard Seed Inn residents as they work and integrate back into the St. Petersburg community.

Each year, Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) embarks on an annual Class Project to provide planning, fundraising, and physical labor support for a local nonprofit organization. The 40 community leaders of the Class of 2021 selected WestCare’s Mustard Seed Inn (MSI) for this year’s civic engagement and physical facility improvement project.

The project will upgrade and improve the communal areas indoors, as well as outdoor space, including garden, courtyard, fitness area, storage area and create a mural on the outer walls facing the 25th Street and Central Ave.

Learn more about the Seed of Hope project at https://www.stpete.com/seeds-of-hope

Apply HERE – Application Open

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for Entries Opens: 3/15/2021
Call for Entries Closes: 4/5/2021
Jurying completed: 4/8/2021
Project completed by: 5/22/2021

BUDGET

Budget for the project is $2,000 per mini-grant.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Interested artists will need to submit:
  • A short artist bio
  • A brief overview of your mural idea (sketches are encouraged but not required)
  • A brief description of how you think your mural will meet the goal of reaching people around the ideas of Seeds of Hope and You Good? (See more details on these themes below.)
  • Work samples/portfolio
  • Link to website and social media sites
Apply HERE – Application Open
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