The Arts Council for Long Beach has launched the Cambodia Town Mural Project, an initiative that will install up to nine public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Blvd. and Junipero Ave. by Summer 2017. This project is in partnership with Cambodia Town Inc., the United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center and the offices of Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Daryl Supernaw and is funded through a matching grant from the California Arts Council.
One of the murals will be created through a community workshop, whereby a professional artist at the UCC will facilitate local community members – from youth to seniors – to conceive, design and paint a mural. Up to eight murals will be painted by artists chosen through this Call for Artists. A videographer, also chosen through this Call for Videographer, will create a short video of the project.
- October 22 and 25, 2016: Two informational meetings will answer questions about this project
- November 30, 2016: Videographer and Artists submissions due
- January 2017: One videographer and up to eight artists chosen
- February–March 2017: Artists matched with walls
- April–May 2017: Painting takes place
- May 2017: A celebration and mural walking tour introduces the finished murals to the community
Call for Videographer: Videographers are invited to submit a proposal to create a 3–4 minute video to capture this project. Work will begin in January 2017 and complete June 2017. The video needs to include footage of every completed mural and some also in-progress, the UCC workshops, the celebration and walking tour, and interviews with the project partners, artists, residents, business and property owners and other community members. The videographer is responsible for delivering a finished product, including the editing and score. Total budget: $4,000, with half paid upfront and half paid upon completion.
Call for Mural Artists: Mural artists are invited to submit a proposal to create and paint one mural. Each artist must submit a description of the proposed mural, including the specific theme or subject matter, along with work samples showing the artist’s style. A sketch of the proposed mural itself is not required; however, it may be submitted if the artist chooses. Community art volunteers are available to assist each artist with their project. Each artist will be paid for his or her work, paint and other supplies. (A lift or ladders can be provided for no charge.)
Eligibility: All videographers and artists are invited to apply, regardless of geographic location. Special consideration will be given to people who live or work in Long Beach or those with a past or current connection to Cambodia Town.
Submissions Due: November 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Submission Instructions: Complete this online form. Submit a separate form for each entry. You may submit up to three entries.
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
This page is in Spanish here.
This page is in Khmer here.