Call for Artist Proposals – Port Mural

Call for Artist Proposals – Port Mural


Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) is a community-based organization responsible for the day-to-day operation
of the Port of Corner Brook. CBPC is committed to pursuing projects which have the potential to generate economic
activity for Western Newfoundland. The Tourism Mural Project is part of the Cruise Enhancement Project that
includes various improvements to the cruise welcome program. Cruise tourism is an important revenue generator
for the port and creates economic activity in the city and region. CBPC would like to improve the overall appearance
and atmosphere at the dockside area so that the passenger experience is reflective of the local area and/or culture.

CBPC is issuing an open call for artists to submit individual or group proposals to create an original mural to be
displayed on the outside back wall of the port transit shed located on the wharf (see attached). As part of the
CBPC’s cruise enhancement project, the goal of this mural is to help create a more welcoming and inviting
experience during the arrival of cruise ships. We encourage artists to imagine the space through the lens of a cruise
ship passenger arriving to the City of Corner Brook for the first time. What is it about Corner Brook and the culture
of this province that attracts tourists to Newfoundland and how can this be portrayed within the mural?
Individual and group submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., March 27th. The selection process will take place
and the preferred candidate(s) will be notified by April 3rd. Installation of the mural will be scheduled for Spring
2020. To eliminate the risk to the artist(s) we recommend that the mural be painted on an independent material to
be installed directly on the building.

This call for proposals is open to all artists who are interested in engaging with the CBPC, its board members and
the community in conversations about place-making, public art, and the generation of ideas. We welcome both
individual and group proposals, although artist teams must share the total commission awarded. Previous mural
experience is not required but considered an asset.

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Artist statement of intent
3. Contact information
4. Up to five images of previous work (in JPEG format) with accompanying documentation (i.e. title, medium,
dimensions, location).
5. Full description and sample of the proposed mural.

The artist(s) selected for this project will receive a flat rate artist’s fee of $5000.00. Material costs as well
as photo/video documentation of the work will be covered by CBPC.

Deadline for Submissions: March 27, 2020.

Submit all submissions to

We would like to thank all artists in advance for the interest in this project. If there are any questions of concerns
regarding this project please contact Jennifer Hartley, business development manager via email or phone 709-634-6600.

Download: Port Mural Project-Call for proposals

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