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2022 Mural Central

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Individual artists or teams of artists are invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design and installation of murals at specific locations along Central Ave NE. Mural Central is a collaboration between the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), and Public Functionary to help define the Central Avenue corridor as a cultural district.

Artists or teams operating in the Twin Cities are welcome to apply, but should have a connection to the Northeast Minneapolis community. This should be addressed in the letter of interest.

A selection committee will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be assigned a mural location. A $500 stipend will be provided for initial concept development for the assigned site. Artist and artist teams will meet with the property owners and discuss the submitted concepts. After a single round of revisions, if necessary, artists or artist teams will produce a complete design, and then schedule the mural installations. Half of the total compensation amount will be provided once the final design is complete and the remaining portion provided upon completion of the mural.

Mural compensation budgets range from $7,000 to $10,000, depending on complexity of the site. Mural sizes are roughly iterations of 16 ft x 8 ft.

Current Sites (additional sites TBD)

To Apply

Please submit the following via Mural Central’s Application form:

Application will close Monday, February 21, 2022, 11:59pm. No applications will be accepted after this time. Do not submit a project proposal or design at this time.


About Us

The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber is an advocate and resource for local businesses, non-profits, and the broader community. Together with organizational partners, we strive to create meaningful and thoughtful change that positively impacts the present and future of Northeast Minneapolis.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) strengthens and supports our local artist community with resources, promotion, and fellowship. Centered in Northeast Minneapolis, we serve working artists both here and in geographically and artistically adjacent communities. NEMAA has over one thousand members, and is best known for producing Art-A-Whirl – the largest annual artist open studio tour in the nation. Our events make connecting with art and artists accessible to an ever-widening audience, both locally and beyond the Twin Cities.

Public Functionary (PF) is a platform that creates spaces and opportunities for culture producers, artists, and arts organizers to build autonomy and community. PF Studios is a program that cultivates BIPOC + marginalized artists’ presence and growth in the Northrup King Building, to build diverse communities of practice within the cultural economy of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

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