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Budget: $100,000
Activated: 09/11/2023
Deadline: 09/29/2023
Call Summary
Centro San Antonio’s Art Everywhere Project invites San Antonio area artists to submit their qualifications for a new mural at Houston Street Garage, at the corner of Navarro and Houston Streets, in downtown San Antonio. The San Antonio Spurs possess a magical quality that unites and inspires our community; the new “Por Vida” mural will celebrate this and elicit excitement and interest from the community and visitors. The mural will connect them to downtown using art as a placemaking tool through the mural’s imagery and story.

This is an online application process only. Applications will not be accepted by postal mail or email.
Budget Description
Total project budget is $100,000 to include artist design fee, fabrication, materials, rentals, production assistance and installation.

Additional Terms and Requirements
The artist fee of $100,000 will be paid in three installments: at the beginning of the project, at the midway point and at completion of the project. The fee is all inclusive, and should be used to fund materials, rental equipment, production support and artist fee. Artwork should be complete by December 1, 2023.
Project Description
Centro San Antonio invites San Antonio area artists to submit their qualifications for a new Spurs-themed mural in the heart of downtown San Antonio at the corner of Navarro and Houston Streets on the Houston Street Garage.

A magical 50-year love affair has existed between San Antonio and our Spurs; Centro’s latest Art Everywhere Project intends for this new mural to be a physical manifestation of our community’s love and joy for the team. The goal is for a local artist to create an artwork that captures and celebrates this by shining a light on the way the Spurs consistently work hard every day to unite, positively impact and inspire our community.

The new “Por Vida” mural will be colorful, inspiring and articulate San Antonio’s ‘Spurs Passion’ while creating a sense of placemaking through its imagery and story. The mural should not focus on any one Spurs player, nor feature any images that may be deemed offensive or any commercial brand references.
This painted mural should be approximately 50 ft. high x 15ft. wide. The mural will be installed on the garage façade from the 2nd to 5th floors and will be viewed from the street and neighboring buildings. (see Exhibit A: Site Specifics)
Artwork Goals
The goal of the project is for a local artist to create an artwork that builds on that magic, celebrating the connection - past, present and future - between the Spurs and San Antonio.
Artwork Location Description
The mural will be installed on the side of a downtown parking garage approximately 50 feet tall by 15 feet wide.
This opportunity is open to all professional artists, age 18 and up and residing in Bexar County, regardless of residence, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. No prior mural or public art experience is necessary.
Application Requirements
Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 3
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Additional Requirements
Artist Statement Text
Selection Information
Selection Process
A panel of community members and stakeholders will review eligible applications and select three (3) finalists for this project based on merit and experience.
Three (3) finalists will submit a formal proposal to include a design rendering, project narrative, installation plan, and detailed project budget, along with (3) references. A single winning entry will then be selected and the artist(s) will have the opportunity to develop and install their proposed artwork.

Selected artist(s) will be responsible for installation by December 1, 2023. Winning artist(s) and their works will be celebrated in traditional and social media when the winning works are announced and when they debut.
Selection Criteria
Qualifications submitted will be judged on the following criteria:
• Artist is San Antonio-area resident
• Artist has past work examples which:
° are conceptually compelling and aesthetically excellent, preferably in color
° create excitement and interest from the community
° are inspired to participate by a personal story or connection to the subject matter
The submission portal will close at 6 p.m. on September 29, 2023. Finalist selection will be announced October 5, 2023, with Finalist interviews conducted between October 11-12. The winning selection will be notified by October 12 and announced October 13, 2023. Discussion regarding concept and execution plan will take place the week of October 16, 2023. One third of the honorarium payment will be made up front to cover materials and production costs, with the second one third payment made at 50% completion and the third payment made at completion of the mural. All works are intended to be installed by December 1, 2023, weather and other conditions permitting.
Additional Resources
Contact Information
Andi Rodriguez
V.P. Cultural Placemaking
110 Broadway #230
San Antonio TX 78205 United States



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