Memphis Animal Services Mural Project
Total Budget: $13,500 (includes honoraria for three artists to develop site-specific proposals)
Most recent benchmark/update: The Call to Artists opened on November 15, 2018 to artists based in Memphis, TN.
Upcoming benchmark/update: Submissions to the call will close on January 8, 2019 and invitations will be extended to three finalists to create site-specific proposals.
UAC is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a mural that positively impacts the visitor experience at the Memphis Animal Services facility. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will:
Create a welcoming, playful and positive entry to the MAS facility
Include the animals that are sheltered and cared for at MAS
Connect the services provided by MAS to the broader Memphis community
The project is funded through City of Memphis’ percent-for-art program in partnership with UAC to create public art projects across Memphis neighborhoods.
Alexis Pugh - Memphis Animal Services; Katie Pemberton - Memphis Animal Services; Sylvia Cox – Memphis Animal Services volunteer; Ranise Coppens – Alive Animal Rescue; Tracy Taylor - Memphis Animal Services; Meredith Olinger – Artist; Siphne Sylve - Artist; Elizabeth Thompson-Bringle - City of Memphis Engineering Division (non-voting)
Next committee meeting date: mid January 2019 to review artist submissions