Public Art

Bayview Foundation Mural Opportunity in Madison, WI

Deadline: 08/01/2024

Mural Opportunity in Madison, WI

Bayview Foundation and the Bayview Public Art Selection Committee invite artists and artist teams to submit public art qualifications for the design and installation of a mural on the south facing exterior wall of Bayview’s 25-unit apartment building located at 113 La Mariposa Lane, Madison, WI 53715. The wall faces Brittingham Park and Monona Bay. Bayview and the Committee are intending for the design and content of the mural to reflect themes of displacement and resistance, particularly as the two relate to natural resources such as clean water.

Bayview Foundation’s mission is to support its culturally diverse, low-income families in realizing their aspirations by providing affordable housing, fostering cultural pride, and building community through the arts, education, and recreation. Bayview provides safe, affordable housing and vital services to a diverse community of individuals, families and seniors in one corner of the “Triangle” created by West Washington Avenue, Regent, and South Park Streets in the heart of Madison’s downtown.

Read full RFQ here.

Budget: $50,000

  • REQUIRED: Mural artists who demonstrate a history of projects that engage and reflect community experiences
  • PREFERRED: Mural artists who have completed two commissioned public murals with budgets of at least $40,000

Deadline: 08/01/2024

Application Requirements

  1. Biography
  2. Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
  3. Work examples: 1 – 10
  4. References: 3

Selection Information/Selection Process
Qualifications to be assessed based on: quality and fit of letter of interest, quality of work samples, quality of statement describing approach to the project and the site, demonstrated ability of artist(s) to complete project based on bio and prior work experience. Three artists will be chosen based on assessment of their qualifications and asked to interview. The final artist will be selected based on the following: resonance with the project description, knowledge or willingness to learn the history of the land (both environmental and human), mode of working and plan for including community, experience working with communities and diverse groups of people, awareness of the diverse cultures at Bayview, ability to communicate design concepts and complex issues with a variety of stakeholders, ability to identify and absorb information from a variety of sources and distill it into a unique design concept. experience bringing people together through placemaking.


  • June – RFQ Posted
  • August 1st, 2024 – RFQ closes
  • August – Interviews
  • September – Selected artist is notified
  • October 1st – Contract signed
  • April 2025 – Project Completion

How to Apply:  Email materials to   Please submit materials as PDFs. No Zip files.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Tess Stroh, 608-256-7808 or

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