The City of Chicago is adding a new feature to this year's Taste of Chicago. The 37th annual food festival will now feature a Street Art & Graffiti Alley. Four artist will be chosen to create new works everyday of the festival and participate in a meet and greet on the final day. The artworks will then be displayed in four different neighborhood for a year.
Each artist will receive a fee of $4,000. Artists will be expected to be on site daily and create one panel per day and be able to interact with members of the public while making art.
To be eligible artists must live, work or maintain a studio within Chicago city limits. Artists are expected to be active contributors to Chicago’s street art and graffiti community.
RFI due in CAFÉ by April 9, midnight CST.
Artists selected by May 1.
Total project budget: $4,000.00 per artist
Application deadline: 11:59pm CST, April 9, 2017
Taste of Chicago Street Art & Graffiti Alley, live painting and display of finished artworks.
Artist are expected to be on site daily, minimum hours are:
Wednesday-Friday hours, 11am–6pm; Saturday, 10am–6pm; Sunday, noon–6pm
It is preferred that all work is completed by end of day Saturday for the Sunday meet-and-greet afternoon.
Taste of Chicago is open daily until 9 PM and artists may work until that time if desired. In May, selected artists will meet with DCASE staff and potential post-Taste site representatives to discuss and confirm site selection and further develop artwork concept.
The budget for each artist is $4,000.00.
Eligibility and Selection Process
Taste of Chicago is about promoting Chicago. To be eligible for this opportunity artists must live, work or maintain a studio within Chicago city limits and have an active presence in Chicago’s street art and graffiti community. Artists will be selected based on the strength of their application.
Selection PanelDCASE staff and site partners.
To ApplyDeadline = 11:59pm CST, April 9, 2017
All applicants must submit the following:
1. A brief artist statement addressing how their artwork shows the strength of Chicago’s street art and graffiti community. Artists should indicate their positive experience of interacting with members of the public while creating artwork.
2. If artist has a specific neighborhood or location where they would like their artwork displayed they should indicate that and include a brief explanation of their relationship to site and neighborhood.
3. A resume that clearly highlights the applicant’s past experience and training relevant to this opportunity (no more than 3 pages – saved as a .pdf or .doc file).
4. 6-10 images of past work that best demonstrate the applicant’s skill and craftsmanship. One video, edited to no more than 2 minutes in length, may also be submitted but is not required.
5. An image list that includes the title, media, year completed, dimensions for each corresponding image. If a video is submitted, please include 2-3 sentences that describe its context.