Thank you for your interest in showcasing at the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall!

Art in the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall is maintained by the Murfreesboro Art Committee (MAC). The committee consists of seven members who are appointed for three-year terms. The committee was created by Resolution of the City Council on August 15, 1991.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Painter Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its third inaugural Painter Laureate in 2019 (term begins July 2019 and ends June 2020).

Laureate programs exist nationally and across many cities. The role of the Photography Laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term. During that time, the Photography Laureate will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, exhibit their practice and expertise at city events, and complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, fill out the requisite program application, and agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The Cultural Arts Laureate Program was founded with the intent to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, offer youth citizens and emerging artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture the growing arts and creative culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their creative practice to impact their community in a way that they find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, that the community will be best served by the arts, and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photography.***

OBJECTIVES:

The inaugural Painter Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020. The objectives of the position are as follows:

  • Serve as a visual arts advocate for the City of Murfreesboro to a wide demographic of audiences within the City.
  • Raise the profile of Painters and contemporary visual arts discourse in Murfreesboro.
  • Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Painting Laureate should cultivate appreciation of painting and visual art by conducting demonstrations, workshops, lectures and presentations in neighborhoods, schools, and other public settings in geographically diverse areas of the city.

The Painting Laureate is also expected to: 

  • Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence; 
  • Attend/Participate/Exhibit at two (2) ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;
  • Participate in no fewer than two (2) “arts advocacy” events per year, during which the Painting Laureate shares their love of painting with a non-traditional and/or under-served audience. Examples of arts advocacy events could include (but are not limited to) a live demonstration at a Veterans organization; a workshop at a domestic violence shelter; a group exercise and performance at a correctional institution;

(*Work the artist had already planned on doing with underserved audiences can count)

  • Undertake one community outreach project to make visual art available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;
  • Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three paintings during the one year term, one of which, by the selection of the Painter, will be donated to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes;
  • Submit semi-annual reports on their work to the Cultural Arts Department;
  • Participate in a collaborative project with the poetry and photography laureates to be exhibited at City Hall Rotunda in an exhibit at the end of the term year.

Painting Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how they plan to fulfill the following obligations: “arts advocacy” events; community outreach project; your vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

TERM:

The application period is open from March 22 – May 5, 2019. The inaugural Painter Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020 and will receive a $500 monetary award. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

Candidates Must: 

  •  Be at least 18 years of age
  •  Willing to create and read poems for a variety of city events
  • Available to attend various city events as designated
  • Be a professional artist with a well-established exhibition history
  • Be a current Murfreesboro resident
  • Have an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions to the visual arts
  • Some of their work should be relevant to Murfreesboro and/or subjects that reflect the life of the city, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submission Deadline – May 5, 2019

Eligible artists are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10 paintings).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing: 

  • The painter’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of painting, and professional resources.
  • How the painter would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in arts advocacy.
  • Why the painter feels they are the best candidate for the first Painter Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the painter will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected. 

7. Three references that can attest to the artist’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

Submissions are accepted through www.culturalarts.submittable.com

For questions about submissions contact: lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-962-7725

SELECTION PROCESS: 

Appointment will be by a selection committee comprised of arts professionals from the community. Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • The artist has made a significant contribution to visual arts in Murfreesboro;
  • The candidate has influenced other local artists;
  • Artistic merit of the submission
  • The potential impact of the proposed civic engagement and/or arts projects as identified in the Painter’s Letter of Intent and proposal.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with Cultural Arts staff. 

RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE CITY OF MURFREESBORO:

The City of Murfreesboro, at its sole discretion, reserves the following rights:

  • To request clarification or additional information, as it deems necessary to evaluate submissions;
  • To determine suitability of the submission and capability of the prospective artist(s)
  • To select the artist(s) that it deems most appropriate for the project;
  • To make no selection or to cancel this process at any time;
  • To issue public announcements regarding the competition.

This document and any submissions in response to it by prospective artists do not create any binding obligations on the City, the prospective artist, or any other party.

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Photography Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its third inaugural Photography Laureate in 2019 (term begins July 2019 and ends June 2020).

Laureate programs exist nationally and across many cities. The role of the Photography Laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term. During that time, the Photography Laureate will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, exhibit their practice and expertise at city events, and complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, fill out the requisite program application, and agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The Cultural Arts Laureate Program was founded with the intent to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, offer youth citizens and emerging artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture the growing arts and creative culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their creative practice to impact their community in a way that they find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, that the community will be best served by the arts, and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photography.***

OBJECTIVES:

The inaugural Photography Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020. The objectives of the position are as follows:

  • Serve as a visual arts advocate for the City of Murfreesboro to a wide demographic of audiences within the City.
  • Raise the profile of Photographers and photographic discourse in Murfreesboro.
  • Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Photography Laureate should cultivate appreciation of photography and visual art by conducting demonstrations, workshops, lectures and presentations in neighborhoods, schools, and other public settings in geographically diverse areas of the city.

The Photography Laureate is also expected to: 

  • Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence; 
  • Attend/Participate/Exhibit at two (2) ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;
  • Participate in no fewer than two (2) “arts advocacy” events per year, during which the Photography Laureate shares their love of painting with a non-traditional and/or under-served audience. Examples of arts advocacy events could include (but are not limited to) a live demonstration at a Veterans organization; a workshop at a domestic violence shelter; a group exercise and performance at a correctional institution;

(*Work the artist had already planned on doing with under-served audiences can count)

Undertake one community outreach project to make photography available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;

  • Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three photographs during the one year term, one of which, by the selection of the Photographer, will be donated to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes;
  • Submit semi-annual reports on their work to the Cultural Arts Department;
  • Participate in a collaborative project with the poetry and painting laureates to be exhibited at City Hall Rotunda in an exhibit at the end of the term year.

Photography Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how they plan to fulfill the following obligations: “arts advocacy” events; community outreach project; your vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

TERM:

The application period is open from March 22 – May 5, 2019. The inaugural Photography Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020 and will receive a $500 monetary award. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

Candidates Must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Willing to create and exhibit photographs for a variety of city events
  • Available to attend various city events as designated
  •  Be a professional artist with a well-established exhibition history
  • Be a current Murfreesboro resident
  • Have an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions to the visual arts
  • Some of their work should be relevant to Murfreesboro and/or subjects that reflect the life of the city, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submission Deadline – May 5, 2019

Eligible artists are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10 photographs).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing: 

  • The Photographer’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of painting, and professional resources.
  • How the Photographer would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in arts advocacy.
  • Why the Photographer feels they are the best candidate for the first Photography Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the Photographer will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected. 

7. Three references that can attest to the artist’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

Submissions are accepted through www.culturalarts.submittable.com

For questions about submissions contact:  lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-962-7725 

SELECTION PROCESS: 

Appointment will be by a selection committee comprised of arts professionals from the community. Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • The artist has made a significant contribution to visual arts in Murfreesboro;
  • The candidate has influenced other local artists;
  • Artistic merit of the submission
  • The potential impact of the proposed civic engagement and/or arts projects as identified in the Photographer’s Letter of Intent and proposal.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with Cultural Arts staff. 

RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE CITY OF MURFREESBORO:

The City of Murfreesboro, at its sole discretion, reserves the following rights:

  • To request clarification or additional information, as it deems necessary to evaluate submissions;
  • To determine suitability of the submission and capability of the prospective artist(s)
  • To select the artist(s) that it deems most appropriate for the project;
  • To make no selection or to cancel this process at any time;
  • To issue public announcements regarding the competition.

This document and any submissions in response to it by prospective artists do not create any binding obligations on the City, the prospective artist, or any other party.

 

 

Ends on November 30, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Poet Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its third inaugural Poet Laureate in 2019 (term begins July 2019 and ends June 2020). 

Poet Laureate programs exist nationally and across many cities. The role of the Poet Laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term. During that time, the Poet Laureate will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, exhibit their practice and expertise at city events, and complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, fill out the requisite program application, and agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The Cultural Arts Laureate Program was founded with the intent to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, offer youth citizens and emerging artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture the growing arts and creative culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their creative practice to impact their community in a way that they find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, that the community will be best served by the arts, and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photography.***

OBJECTIVES:

The inaugural Poet Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020. The objectives of the position are as follows:

  • Serve as a poetry and literary arts advocate for the City of Murfreesboro to a wide demographic of audiences within the City.
  • Raise the profile of writers in Murfreesboro
  • Create an artistic legacy through public readings and civic interactions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Poet Laureate should cultivate appreciation of poetry and literature by conducting public readings, workshops, lectures and presentations in neighborhoods, schools, and other public settings in geographically diverse areas of the city.

The Poet Laureate is also expected to: 

  • Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence; 
  • Attend/Participate/Read/Perform at two (2) ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;
  • Participate in no fewer than two (2) “poetry advocacy” events per year, during which the Poet Laureate shares the art and love of poetry with a non-traditional and/or under-served audience. Examples of poetry advocacy events could include (but are not limited to) a reading at a Veterans organization; a workshop at a domestic violence shelter; a group exercise and performance at a correctional institution;

(*Work the poet had already planned on doing with under-served audiences can count)

  • Undertake one community outreach project to make poetry available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;
  • Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three poems during the one year term, copies of which may be publicly exhibited by the city (with one poem, selected by Poet, to be given to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes);
  • Submit semi-annual reports on their work to the Cultural Arts Department;
  • Participate in a collaborative project with the painting and photography laureates to be exhibited at City Hall Rotunda in an exhibit at the end of the term year.

Poet Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how they plan to fulfill the following obligations: “poetry advocacy” events; community outreach project; your vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography. 

TERM:

The application period is open from March 22 – May 5, 2019. The inaugural Poet Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020 and will receive a $500 monetary award. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

Candidates Must: 

  •  Be at least 18 years of age
  • Willing to create and read poems for a variety of city events
  •  Available to attend various city events as designated
  • Be a published poet or spoken word artist
  •  Be a current Murfreesboro resident
  • Have an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions to the literary arts
  • Some of their work should be relevant to Murfreesboro and/or subjects that reflect the life of the city, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submission Deadline – May 5, 2019

Eligible poets are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10 poems).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing: 

  • The poet’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of poetry, and professional resources.
  • How the poet would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in literacy advocacy.
  • Why the poet feels they are the best candidate for the first Poetry Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the poet will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected. 

7. Three references that can attest to the poet’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

Submissions are accepted through www.culturalarts.submittable.com

For questions about submissions contact:  lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-962-7725 

SELECTION PROCESS: 

Appointment will be by a selection committee comprised of arts professionals from the community. Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • The Poet has made a significant contribution to poetry and the literary arts in Murfreesboro;
  •  The candidate has influenced other local writers and poets;
  • Artistic merit of the submission
  • The potential impact of the proposed civic engagement and/or poetry projects as identified in the Poet’s Letter of Intent and proposal.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with Cultural Arts staff. 

RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE CITY OF MURFREESBORO:

The City of Murfreesboro, at its sole discretion, reserves the following rights:

  • To request clarification or additional information, as it deems necessary to evaluate submissions;
  • To determine suitability of the submission and capability of the prospective artist(s)
  •  To select the artist(s) that it deems most appropriate for the project;
  • To make no selection or to cancel this process at any time;
  • To issue public announcements regarding the competition.

 

This document and any submissions in response to it by prospective artists do not create any binding obligations on the City, the prospective artist, or any other party.

Presented by Cultural Arts Murfreesboro + Friends of the Greenway, the annual Greenway Art Festival is held in Old Fort Park along the Murfreesboro Greenway. This year's festival will take place on September 21, 2019 and we are looking forward to another excellent celebration of regional artists!


ELIGIBLE WORK
Artist selection will be juried based on subject, overall quality, originality, and presentation. All original fine art is eligible, including but not limited to: printmaking, bookbinding, fiber art, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. All work must be original and created by the artist. The festival director reserves the right to ask that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.


DEADLINES
Application forms must be received no later than June 30th, 2019. All applications must be filed through this online portal. Artists will be notified of acceptance or denial by July 16th, 2019.
 

REGISTRATION FEES
If accepted into the Greenway Art Festival, you will be emailed instructions on how to complete registration payment. Payments will only be accepted electronically. Applicants will be informed via email if they are accepted or denied.
 

  • 15‘ x 15’ booth space along trail: $25 per booth space plus transaction fee. Mandatory: Artists must provide their own 10' x 10' canopy tent.
    Electricity not available
     
  • 10‘ x 10’ booth space in covered pavilion: $35 per booth space plus transaction fee
    Electricity available
     

Booth spaces will be pre-assigned. Multiple booths may be reserved. Exhibitors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, easels and necessary display units; you must bring a canopy tent to shade your area. If you have special needs or concerns, please let us know and we are happy to accommodate you in any way we can.  If you are unable to obtain a canopy, please let us know and we can assist in facilitating one. Booth assignments will be based on the date the application is received.
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • All rules and regulations of the Murfreesboro Greenway System and Old Fort Park apply. These rules are posted at each trailhead and are available online at www.murfreesborotn.gov.
  • Artist check-in will be Saturday morning from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Exhibitors will drive to their site, unload, and move their vehicles to the designated parking area. All vehicles must be moved out of the exhibition area no later than 9:00 a.m. and may not return until 4:00 p.m. There is no check-in after 8:30 a.m.
  • A limited number of booths allow for close vehicle parking. Indicate on the application if you require your vehicle to be parked near your booth.
  • Exhibitors must participate the entire event. The booth must be occupied by the artist or an artist representative during scheduled hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for security of their own work. We assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to artwork or display materials from any cause whatsoever.
  • No food or edible items may be sold or distributed by any other than designated food vendors.
  • All applicants, upon signing and submission of official registration form, consent to be bound by these regulations and will abide by them throughout the Greenway Art Festival.
  • Any exhibitors who do not abide by the rules and regulations contained herein may be excused from the show.
     

REFUNDS  

If for some reason you are no longer able to participate, please let us know right away. There will be a $5 processing fee for cancellations.   

We hope to have perfect fall weather but we are not so fortunate and are met with heavy rains, we will not reschedule or move to an indoor location. The event will be canceled and a refund equal to the amount of the booth fee will be offered.  


PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY 

To learn more about this group of volunteers, please visit www.murfreesborotn.gov/parks, call (615) 893-2141, or visit the information booth at the Greenway Art Festival.   


FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Contact the Greenway office at (615) 962-7725, or email lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov.

Center for the Arts seeks submissions for the CFTA gallery. The gallery is the most diverse space at the Center. It serves as practice space for theatre productions and features a monthly exhibit highlighting the best of local art. Submissions are being accepted for 2019 exhibitions. 

All submissions are due by November 1st. 

The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community.

The Center for the Arts is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

 

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro