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post-title Back Alley Art Gallery – Call for Participants

Back Alley Art Gallery – Call for Participants

Back Alley Art Gallery – Call for Participants

Back Alley Art Gallery – Call for Participants

Call for artists, mural designs and artist assistants!

Back Alley Art Gallery is a vital component in the KCBIA’s community beautification efforts. Our goal is to create public spaces that are friendly, supportive, appealing, and safe. This program creates community partnerships between the local business and creative communities and provides an opportunity for local artists to showcase their talents, diversify the downtown business environment, and beautify public space. Funding has been approved for this year and the project will commence June 4th through September 14th.

We are looking for: Two Lead Mural Artists and Two Mural Artist Assistants

 

Lead Mural Artists

Lead Mural Artists are the mural designers and in charge of its execution. Responsibilities include working with property owners to design a concept for a building, teaching, mentoring and managing two mural artist assistants who will help with the rollout of your design. Lead Mural Artists must be comfortable and experienced working on large scale design and execution.

 

TO APPLY: Submit your artist portfolio with qualifications, previous projects worked on and examples of your work. Submit a design for the proposed location (you must create the design on the photo of the building.) State your desired compensation and your availability for above dates. References will be requested.

EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: alexis@downtownkamloops.com

 

All designs are due by May 25th, 2018.

We have included photos (below) of the buildings that the murals will be installed on this year. Please use these photos to design a mural for the location.

 

Artist Assistants

Do you love to paint, want to learn how to create large scale works and update your knowledge of the mural process? Are you a hard worker who’s not afraid to get your hands dirty? Become a Mural Artist Assistant for the 2018 Alley Art Gallery!

Requirements:

  • You must be E.I. eligible (not currently employed and have been on Employment Insurance Benefits or maternity leave in the last 5 years).
  • You must have a desire to work hard and learn about large scale painting and the mural process to further your career.
  • Must be willing to work outside
  • Can lift up to 50lbs
  • Willing to work on scaffolding and with heights

Employment will start June 4th, 2018

TO APPLY: We have two positions to fill. Please submit your resume with references to get the process started. You will have to register with WorkBC to get a case manager who can refer you to this project. Submit resumes and questions to alexis@downtownkamloops.com

EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: alexis@downtownkamloops.com

 

Deadline for both submissions and employment possibilities is May 25th 2018.

PROJECT PARTNERS: Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Housing and Social Development and their Job Creation Partnership, the various property owners, Kamloops Arts Council, suppliers including Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, United Rentals and the BC Wildlife Park.

 

PROPOSED MURAL LOCATIONS FOR 2018

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