Our Making Space for Murals guide is a component of the City of Huntsville’s Public Art Program, made available to all with easy online access. These efforts are part of Huntsville’s larger, ongoing commitment to enliven public places and engage and inspire residents and visitors alike. Within this guide, you’ll discover the essential steps and topics that mural-makers should take into account while planning their mural projects. The recommendations here are culled from best practices of artists and art organizations nationally and internationally. The guide also includes links to external online resources and recommendations for further reading.
A written proposal is required for consideration for nearly all public art projects. Arts Huntsville has put together this workbook to walk artists through the process. Additionally, video guidance for this workbook is available on the Arts Huntsville YouTube channel.
This annotated model agreement, published by Americans for the Arts, addresses many of the most current requirements and considerations of a contractual agreement to commission a work of art and is provided as a service to the field. This document provides discussion of a number of issues and points typically found in a commission agreement and is intended primarily as a reference and educational resource.