All Disciplines Award External Grant

Abbey Mural Prize

Deadline: April 24, 2022 12:00 am

Source: National Academy of Design

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Description: The Abbey Mural Prize awards grants to support the creation and restoration of public murals in the U.S. Through the Abbey Mural Fund, the National Academy of Design has supported dozens of individuals and organizations across the U.S. who are building on a tradition of public murals as instruments of social activism, neighborhood revitalization, and community engagement. The Prize aims to broaden support and recognition of the vital role that murals play in making public space more open and accessible. Grants are awarded to create or restore public murals, especially those that promote accessibility, serve local audiences, and inspire community dialogue. While murals are conventionally defined as paintings or mosaics on a wall, the prize welcomes proposals that broaden the definition of what murals can be. 

Award: Grants typically range from $10,000 to $40,000 USD in minimally restricted support for the production and installation of mural(s) on and within public buildings and on buildings owned by charitable institutions.

Eligibility: Applications are open to all artists, architects, designers, as well as arts and community-based organizations and other nonprofits, with project leads eighteen years of age or older. Project proposals must be for sites located within the United States, Tribal Nations, and U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Projects must be for public buildings or buildings owned by a charitable institution.

Deadline: April 24, 2022