Four local nonprofits have partnered to present a new public art opportunity for Utah artists, centered around positive messages to youth and their parents. The Call to Artists is seeking Concepts for creating outdoor interactive mural artwork in Park City’s Prospector Square Area reflecting the message, “Whatever your child’s journey, go together.”
Local nonprofit organizations such as the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County and Communities that Care have partnered with Utah organizations, including Encircle and Parents Empowered / Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (the ‘Project Partners’) to create an interactive mural in Park City’s Prospector Square area.
The mural will be displayed on the DABC building located at 1901 Sidewinder Dr, Park City, UT, 84060. Two murals have previously been created in Utah through the Encircle & Parents Empowered partnership—one in Provo, UT and one in St. George, UT. This third mural in Park City will be an extension of the ‘Go Together’ Mural Series.
The goal of the project is geared towards emphasizing a message to parents: “Whatever your child’s journey, go together,” and to encourage parent-child bonding for all different types of families. Research suggests that strong relationships between parents and kids can help build bright futures, keep developing brains alcohol-free, and promote mental health and well-being. In addition, the mural will address Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) survey data that indicates LGBTQ+ kids are at a higher risk for underage drinking and suicide.
Through this partnership, Parents Empowered will provide the tools and resources as Encircle bridges the gap to help support LGBTQ+ youth and their families. The Project Partners hope that the creation, advocacy, and facilitation of this project will result in multiple installations of the mural in highly visible locations throughout the state and help spread the message to all of Utah’s parents to help kids thrive.
The budget for the project is $7,500 and is inclusive of artists’ fees, usage fees, insurance, labor and equipment to design and produce artwork, artwork installation, and travel costs including ground transportation. The artwork is projected to be installed between July and August of 2022 with exact dates to be determined. Dates are subject to change and artists are expected to remain as flexible as possible in this regard.
Any artist or team of artists interested in creating two-dimensional designs driven by the project goals may produce a proposal in accordance with the guidelines. Artists and/or artist teams may submit concepts for the ‘Go Together Mural’. Submission of digital materials is required. Incomplete responses will not be considered. Artist(s) must also be a resident of Utah.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. MT on Friday, May 20, 2022. Digital format responses will be accepted in a digital application. In addition to filling out the form, interested artists must also email three images of artwork (JPG, PNG, or PDF) along with a draft sketch concept and description of the proposed artwork for the ‘Go Together’ Mural to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information will be provided in a zoom session for artists who are interested in this project on Friday, April 15, 2022 at noon. Those interested are highly encouraged to attend the zoom meeting which is estimated to be 30 minutes to an hour.
Individuals interested in participating in the zoom session can pre-register here.