Council District 2
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30TH!
The CD2 Street Box Project has been made in partnership with the Office of Councilman Paul Krekorian, Department of Transportation and facilitated and administered by 11:11 A Creative Collective, Inc. Support for this program was provided through the City of Los Angeles Arts Development Fee Program, Department of Cultural Affairs.
The project focuses on transforming 21 utility boxes located throughout North Hollywood, Valley Glen and Sun Valley into works of art.
There are 5 neighborhoods which will receive beautification of utility boxes.
6 themes will be painted throughout the 21 boxes.
1. THE SUN! - 3 boxes
2. SPORTS! - 3 boxes
3. COLOR! - 3 boxes
4. THE ARTS! - 7 boxes
5. NATURE! - 2 boxes
6. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY HISTORY! 3 boxes
Proposed designs highlighting a modern aesthetic, diversity and community will be even priority.
Artists can submit as many designs as they would like.
Designs for a single box or a group of boxes will be accepted.
We encourage artists to submit more than 1 design!
We also encourage artists to submit designs for all the boxes listed as one theme. For example:
7 boxes are listed with the theme of “THE ARTS!” Artists are encouraged to submit 7 cohesive designs with the theme of THE ARTS.
Cohesive group designs will be given priority.
Artist Compensation and Commitment
Chosen renderings/artists will be given a stipend of $750 USD per box to complete their works of public art and maintain the integrity of the work for a period of 2 years. Artists will be responsible for all of the necessary materials required for preparation, completion and maintenance of the artwork.
Anti-graffiti coating will be applied to each completed utility box and the removal of tagging and/or graffiti is NOT the responsibility of the artist. Chosen artists must prime their boxes before beginning to paint, must submit a list of all materials used to complete the utility box painting, and must complete their boxes NO LATER than June 30th, 2018.
This project is open to all artists in the Greater Los Angeles area. Street Box encourages applications from both new and established artists, but applicants from the San Fernando Valley area may be given preference. Artists may apply as an individuals or as a group. Group submissions may be for a single utility box or multiple utility boxes.
Selection Process & Criteria
Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of Street Box curators, community members and City representatives. Once the artwork is selected, the committee will send a notification by email and formal letter and the artist(s) will be assigned the City utility box(es).
Criteria used to select artists will be:
-Evaluation of artistic excellence including quality of the art and artist originality;
- Creative and innovative concepts in relationship to the theme;
-Appropriate regard for the nature of the space and the audience.
Street Box Art is designed to encourage community pride and beautify the neighborhood. Street Box Art will be installed in a public place and must be suitable for viewing by all ages. The artwork that is included on the application must resemble the art that will be painted on the box.
A Proposal will be ineligible, for any one or more of the following reasons:
-If is contains copyrighted or trademarked image or logo; a brand or business name;
-Is plagiarized, stolen, or copied from another source;
-Defames or invades the rights of any person, living or dead;
-Is likely to incite or produce an imminent lawless act;
-Is integral to criminal conduct or violates the law;
-Collage work requiring anything to be glued onto the box;
- May reasonably be construed as false or fraudulent; obscene matter, as defined in California Penal Code Section 311 or any successor legislation; harmful matter for minors, as defined in California Penal Code Section 313 or any successor legislation.
Your application must include the following:
-A rendering of the proposed artwork in the template provided.
-A description of the proposed artwork.
-A short artist bio or statement.
-The signed contract and liability waiver.
Incomplete applications will result in disqualification.
Street Box Art is a project under the non profit umbrella of 11:11 A Creative Collective.
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Please direct questions and/ or completed applications to
Erin Stone, 11:11 A Creative Collective