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Posted on: October 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED Call To Artists: Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now Mural Project

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What initially was envisioned as a community activity to bring people together to create a mural has continued to evolve.  We have received feedback from community members and local artists and we have heard you.  Therefore, the Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now Mural Project slated for the CommunityWorx building has been allocated additional funding to provide compensation for the coordinating muralist and student artist(s) in addition to funding that had already been allocated for supplies and equipment.

The Town of Carrboro is seeking student artists and muralist to work together on the creation of a new mural to depict Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now.  The mural will be located on the east side of the CommunityWorx building located at 125 West Main St. in Downtown Carrboro. 


Student Artists
Preference will be given to student(s) that reside in Carrboro and/or members of the Youth Advisory Board, Carrboro Youth Council or NAACP Youth Organization. (May have an art team with maximum of three students per entry – include all participants on form.) Mural rendering should depict your expression of Black Lives Matter/End Racism now. Mural should include the text 'Black Lives Matter'. Artists/artist teams selected as the first and second recommendation renderings will work with coordination team on final design and installation. Artists/artist teams will be notified if their design is selected or recommended for consideration. The coordination team, Arts Committee, and Appearance Committee will share first/second recommendation (first and second artists/artist teams will participate in creating final mural. 

Compensation: $500 per student artist up to $1,500 for a team of 3 artists

Deadline to Apply: November 8, 2020

Coordinating Muralist
Preference given to muralists that reside in Carrboro. Submit at least two electronic samples of your work. You will be notified if selected and immediately begin working as a member of the coordination team. You will review mural rendering entries submitted by the student artists and, along with the Carrboro Arts Committee, provide input and recommendations on the top two entries. The coordination team will begin some of the logistical work. Once the mural is selected by the Town Council, the muralist will work with students to create the mural.

The Muralist will help ensure creation and installation of the mural is done in a safe manner and that social distancing may be maintained.

Compensation: $1,500

Deadline to Apply: November 8, 2020

A budget of up to $2,000 is available for supplies and equipment to complete the project.

For more information and to access the applications, please visit the following links:

Artist Entry Form

Muralist Application Form

If you have any questions, please direct them to Anita Jones-McNair at or 919.918.7381.

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