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NEW-MURALIST RESIDENCY

2021 applications are now closed
2021 Residents will be announced August 1st.

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WHAT IS META?

2021 marks the 3rd annual semester of META. 

The META Mural Residency is a unique experience for three professional artists, but new or 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.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

10-week residency for local artists looking to expand into mural arts with

a heavy focus on civic engagement & community based public artwork.

LEARN

EXPERIENCE

OPPORTUNITY

AUGUST

 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:

        Materials

        Brush Painting

        Spray Painting

         Perspective on Creating

SEPTEMBER

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.

OCTOBER

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.

SCHEDULE

August - September: Classes with the Pros  //  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays generally 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.

 

*additional hours outside of class will need to be used for ideating, sketching, practicing & collaborating.

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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 NEW 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 questions.

  •  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 ARE NOW CLOSED

2020 META

TEAM

check out these badasses  >

2021 team to be announced soon

Partner, Program Director:

SAM GUZZIE | @samguzzie

 

Partner, Director of Curation:

HANNAH FAIRWEATHER | @hannahmfairweather 

MIKE WIRTH

History of Street Art

BREE 

STALLINGS

Contracts & Proposals

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SHARON

DOWELL

Brush Painting

GEORGIE

NAKIMA

True Colors: Identifying Your Artsitic Voice

CHEEKS 

Materials

JAY

WATSON

Project Manager

COMMUNITY IMPACT

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.

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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.

LOOKING TO DONATE?

We can put a use to most things. Tools, spare materials, wood, paint. We are beyond grateful for any & all support from our community. We also can give you a tax write off. Just saying.

 

2021 SPONSORS

Who help make this possible.

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