As walls and funding becomes available, the CBMP committee determines the theme and budget. An RFP is then sent out to all local and regional artists asking for a submission. Details of theme and size of wall are included in the RFP. Once all the proposals are received, the committee meets to discuss and vote on their favorite. The chosen artist is then asked to submit a final rendition that will be used for the mural. We have negotiated wall space with landlords in Carolina Beach and in return, they will allow us to commission historical and cultural murals on their buildings. The artist includes their fee in the RFP.
We expect all muralists to have prior experience and be ready to show examples of previous Public Art works on buildings. Please be prepared to provide referrals from past projects.
The artist selection process is informal. Interested artists are asked to research the theme, and to submit a preliminary concept rendering that depicts it. The artist may submit more than one concept rendering. The renderings must contain sufficient detail to convey the artist’s concept in terms of content, style, colors, etc. Each submission should include the artist's total expected fee.
Other than for the general theme itself, the CBMP’s Board of Directors has no preconceived expectation regarding the style of the artwork. We are looking to the artist’s creativity to propose his or her own original concept that best embodies and conveys the theme described above.