We are excited to announce a new collaboration with NIAD Art Center to raise visibility for Richmond-based artists and bring art into public spaces along 23rd Street and Macdonald Avenues in Downtown Richmond!

Calling: Established and emerging Richmond-based artists, artist groups/collectives, and organizations (arts, cultural, educational, community, historical). 

Artwork Criteria: We welcome all media and subject matter. Site-specific works with a strong visual impact that reflect the culture, people, history, and/or positive qualities of the Richmond community are encouraged, but not required. Submissions will also be evaluated on artistic merit, site suitability, artwork durability/quality, and public safety. 

Participate In:

  • Simultaneous Art In Windows exhibitions at NIAD and RMSI during the month of May 2021; 
  • An online Exhibition Opening and Hands-on Art Workshop in NIAD’s Virtual Studio;
  • Small Business Development Workshop in June 2021 hosted by RMSI and featuring guest speakers.
  • Exhibiting artists will receive a cash stipend and complementary reproductions of their work as business cards and postcards.

*March 19 Update*

Virtual Informational Application Workshop: Friday, March 26, 1-2:30pm. Participation is encouraged, but not required. To RSVP, email jrodiguez@niadart.org.

First artist to submit their completed application will receive a FREE copy of Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment (3rd edition).

This project is supported by the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission, 2020-2021 Neighborhood Public Art Mini-Grant Program.

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