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META 2020

FIRST-TIME MURALIST RESIDENCY

2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Announcing the 2020 Class on August 1st

WHAT IS META?

2020 marks the 2nd 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 8-week residency, artists learn the ins & outs of developing murals with 4-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 2020 will bring 4 new murals to our city, while supporting local 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 pro muralists in:


     History of Street Art
     Contracts & Business of Art Making

     Maintaining True Colors as an Artist
 

     Application & Design:

        Materials

        Brush Painting

        Spray Painting

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 16 - September 24: 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 18th. Flexible schedule.

ARTIST SELECTION CRITERIA

Three (3) artists will be selected by members of the 2020 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 will conduct short interviews with the top candidates.

2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSED

2020 META

TEAM

check out these badasses  >

Partner, Program Director: SAM GUZZIE | @samguzzie

Partner, Curation: HANNAH FAIRWEATHER | @hannahmfairweather 

Community Project Director: DREW NEWPHER | @anewpher89

MIKE WIRTH

History of Street Art

BREE 

STALLINGS

Contracts & Proposals

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.

WANT TO APPLY?

Go for it!

Make 2020 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.

 

2020 SPONSORS

Who help make this possible.

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© 2020 Brand the Moth 

Charlotte, NC

Partner,  Director of Programming: Sam Guzzie

Partner,  Director of Curation: Hannah Fairweather

Photography Credits: Gloria Zavaleta, Carey King, & Maddie McCarley

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