WHAT IS META?
2021 marks the 3rd annual semester of META.
The META Mural Residency is a unique experience for three professional artists, but first-time muralists in Charlotte, who want to learn the craft & techniques of mural making in a hands-on environment. During this 10-week residency, artists learn the ins & outs of developing murals with 5-weeks of classes diving into key topics lead by pro muralists. Moving into the field, our 3 artists will collectively design & lead a guided project working with community volunteers. The semester culminates in October with each artist painting their first individual mural on a prominent wall, adding more art, color & representation to the city of Charlotte.
META 2021 will create 4 or more new murals, while supporting local 20 artists & businesses.
10-week residency for local artists looking to expand into mural arts with
a heavy focus on civic engagement & community based public artwork.
5 weeks of classes with professional artists in:
History of Street Art
Contracts & Business of Art Making
Maintaining True Colors as an Artist
Application & Design:
Perspective on Creating
Collaboratively lead a community
mural, working with volunteers
in a ‘coloring-book’ style design.
Gain on-site experience in project management, guided proposal & budget drafting, and material problem-solving.
Selected artists will receive a $1,500 stipend.
Have a large-scale keystone mural
living on a prominent wall in Charlotte.
Partnering businesses get a high-quality professional-grade mural at no cost.
August - September: Classes with the Pros // Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 11am - 2pm.
September: Community Mural Project // Schedule will be decided based on artist's availability.
October: Individual Mural Development // Murals must be completed by October 30. Flexible schedule.
ARTIST SELECTION CRITERIA
Three (3) artists will be selected by members of the 2021 META Team for the upcoming semester on the following criteria:
BEING A 1ST TIME MURALIST: Qualified applicants have painted two or less small-scale murals.
STRONG PORTFOLIO: Submit a portfolio of current work including, 3 images with a link(s) to a website and/or social page.
We invite & encourage working artists of ALL disciplines and career stages to apply.
ARTIST STATEMENT, RESUME, OR BIO: Select one of these to provide in the form below.
SHORT ANSWER RESPONSES: Provide a thoughtful response to the 3 application question.
COMMUNITY REFERENCES: Provide 2 non-family references.
INTERVIEW RESPONSES: After applications have been reviewed the BTM team may conduct short interviews with the top candidates.
2021 APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON
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2021 team to be announced soon
While META is a resource for artists to learn & expand their crafts, it also benefits the Charlotte community by making the Arts more accessible. From business partners who provide a canvas for an artist's voice to volunteers who have a chance to paint beside their neighbors, murals and the arts provide a platform to further a conversation, connect with others and build a stronger community together.
WANT TO APPLY?
Go for it!
Make 2021 your year.
Expand your craft and career. Keep Learning. Stay Creative.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Want to get on a wall & help paint it? Let us know and we'll reach out when we need extra hands or before our next community project. Let's play.
HAVE A WALL?
LET US KNOW!
We are looking for partnerships with local businesses to give homes to our muralists' creations. Murals are good for business.
Who help make this possible.