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City Seeks Muralists for Asphalt Art Program

Released on Monday, January 22, 2024

Contact Information

  • Ellen Martin, Visual Arts Administrator, 970-416-2789, emartin@fcgov.com, Website: Website

The City of Fort Collins FC Moves, a department within the City's Planning, Development, and Transportation Service Area, with the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program, seek an artist/artist team for an artistically painted asphalt art installation on the street surface in Fort Collins at the intersection of Canyon Ave., Magnolia St, and Sherwood Ave.

They are looking for an artist/artist team who can listen to and engage with community members to collect ideas to incorporate into an asphalt art installation that reflects community-identified themes. The Selection Committee will select one artist/artist team for this project. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. February 15 and the artist honorarium is $6,500. This project is open to artists/artist teams who reside within the Growth Management Area of Fort Collins.

The project is funded through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative and is intended to improve a challenging intersection using curb extensions and other tools. The initiative responds to the growing number of cities around the world embracing art as an effective and low-cost strategy to improve street safety through interventions on crosswalks, intersections, plazas, and other transportation infrastructure. In addition to safer streets, the initiative creates vibrant public spaces, fosters interagency collaboration, and increases each city’s capacity to work with artists and community groups on creative projects.

To apply, artists are asked to visit: www.fcgov.com/art-calls. Additional City of Fort Collins APP Projects are viewable online at www.fcgov.com/artspublic.