Art knows no language, yet it speaks Beauty. Therapy. Transformation! These are just a few reasons the North Miami CRA deems art essential to the health and vigor of its diverse communities. A long-standing proponent of the arts—whether as the film or recording capital of South Florida—or as home to the internationally-re-nowned Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the NMCRA has adopted and implemented the Arts in Public Places program (APP) launched by the City in 2010, coordinating closely with the County’s own ‘Art in Public Places initiative.
Artists near and far are invited to submit proposals and be a part of our transformation.
The Public Utility Box initiative, U-Wrap NoMi, will transform conventional utility infrastructure into attractive displays of public art that reflect North Miami’s authentic culture and commitment to the arts. The NMCRA will vinyl wrap digital versions of artworks on utility boxes located throughout the city. The main objective of the program is to allow artists a platform to creatively enhance the North Miami community by transforming a utility box into a piece of art. The theme of the U-Wrap NoMi initiative will be focused on resilience and sustainability, which are essential to the essence of the City of North Miami and, as such, will be reflected through these installations across the city’s 4 districts.
To participate in this opportunity, artists are invited to submit a resume, short bio, and samples of their existing work to be considered, including up to five (5) images and two (2) distinct renderings for proposed artwork. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.
If selected by the Art Selection Committee, an official invite will be extended for an official proposal that meets the listed requirements. This deadline is April 7, 2023. Each selected artist will be paid $200 for their time to submit the proposal.
In addition to the U-Wrap NoMi contest, the NMCRA is also seeking applications for the NoMi MURALscape initiative from artists for this citywide mural activation. This initiative will reposition underused wall space and transform them into a tapestry of public art reflective of North Miami’s mosaic of historic film productions and music studios as well as the city’s longstanding support of the arts and creative expressions.
To participate with this opportunity, artists are invited to submit a short bio and samples of their existing work to be considered. This deadline is February 28, 2023.
If selected by the Art Committee, an official invite will be extended for an official proposal that meets the listed requirements. This deadline is March 31, 2023. Each selected artist will be paid $200 for their time to submit the proposal.
To submit your application for consideration, please download the guidelines or by clicking on this submission link.