Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Northern NJ Community Foundation's ArtsBergen Announces Call for Artists for “Live Mural Painting”

Live Mural Painting

WHEN: The deadline for artists and/or artist teams to submit an application for this paid opportunity is Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Main Music Art Brew & Fare in Hackensack, New Jersey

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative announces a call for visual artists for Live Mural Painting. The event takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Five mural artists and/or artist teams will be selected to paint murals on vintage wooden doors (left) simultaneously during the Main Music Art Brew & Fare. The event also features food trucks, a beer garden and music.

ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Hackensack-based NNJCF, is working with the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance's Creative Arts Team (CAT) to announce and collect submissions from applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply and have prior mural experience. Artists will be selected based on based on creativity of design, experience, and artistic excellence.

Complete details about the scope of work, design criteria, application requirements compensation, and an application are available HERE. Only selected artists will be notified if their design has been accepted. For further information, contact NNJCF's ArtsBergen at artsbergen@nnjcf.org or 201-568-5608.

The Hackensack CAT is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders and public officials collaborating to implement Creative Hackensack, a creative placemaking initiative of the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking integrates arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost the local economy. The 'Live Mural Painting' is among several projects the CAT has identified to implement the Creative Vision Statement developed with input from various members and sectors of the community.

"Creative Hackensack understands the value of incorporating more arts into city life and providing opportunities for artists to show their work in the community. The 'Live Mural Painting' project is one of these opportunities. The murals will be viewed by hundreds of attendees from the region attending the event," said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

Learn more about the Main Street Business Alliance on the organization's website at www.downtownhackensack.org. Follow Creative Hackensack and the Hackensack Creative Arts Team at www.downtownhackensack.org/arts/creative-hackensack

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation

Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, public health, the environment, philanthropy, and the arts. NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life. The Foundation's partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

For more information about the Foundation, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call (201) 568-5608. Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen, Twitter @NNJCF and Instagram at nnjcf_artsbergen/ .

About Northern NJ Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative

ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Northern NJ Community Foundation, is an emerging arts alliance in Bergen County, New Jersey supports and encourages creative placemaking, the practice of integrating arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The initiative's mission is to energize and unify artists and arts organizations and connect the Bergen County community to the arts. For more information about the initiative, visit www.nnjcf.org/artsbergen/.

About Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance

Established in 2004, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance is a public private partnership between the business community and the City of Hackensack. The organization’s mission is to address the issues facing the business community with the goal of improving the local economy and the City’s overall business climate. Since its inception, the Main Street Business Alliance has provided Main Street with aesthetic improvements, clean and green programs, merchant grants, and marketing.