Vero Beach Mural Project

Deadline for Submission:  Nov.15.2018

 Project Description

The Vero Beach Mural Project is now accepting mural submissions. Murals for this project will be installed throughout Downtown Vero Beach, walls are a variety of sizes. Please review the following guidelines and information.

Through our work, we want to build on the history and the vibrancy of Downtown Vero Beach. Our goal is to ensure Vero Beach is known as a cultural and artistic hub, buzzing with energy and a vibrant local economy. 

Artist Eligibility & Other Requirements 

The project is open to all artists/groups in Vero Beach and surrounding areas. All artists must abide by the project guidelines.

Artists may apply as an individual or as a group; however, each participating artist must separately execute the below application. Group submissions shall only be considered complete if each group member’s signed application is included. 

Applicants having 1+ years of experience painting large-scale, outdoor murals are preferred.

Selected artists will be required to sign and comply with the Final Mural Agreement.

Artists will have to submit a W9. 

The artist(s) must be able to keep the content of their work “family friendly,” no nudity, pornography, profanity, or any offensive material. The artist(s) will be asked to refrain from painting anything that defames or invades the rights of any person, living or dead; or anything that could be construed as harmful to a third party.

Selected artists may be asked to submit details, models, or plans of their eventual piece.

Artists under 18 years of age must have parental consent and work under an adult advisor. 

The Program is open to all artists regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical handicap.


Artists will be compensated for their work, amount of compensation will depend on factors such as the size of the wall, complexity of the piece, and amount of funds raised.


Submissions will be reviewed by a combination of the Vero Beach Review Committee, which consists of Vero Beach residents, business owners, and public art/placemaking enthusiasts, and the general public. The group will review each artist’s (or group’s) application and work samples. Once the artist(s) are selected, they will be notified via email. Installations will occur monthly from November through May. Selections for the first mural will be made by the committee by Nov. 15, selections for all remaining walls will be made by Nov. 30. Artists will have a span of one month to complete each project, they may selecttheir preferred month for scheduling purposes. We will try to accommodate scheduling requests as much as possible, if artists have flexibility on scheduling, they may select multiple months.

Timeline and Project Schedule

Final selection(s) will be made from the semifinalists’ proposals. The schedule is as follows:

Nov. 1, 2018, 5 pm.  – Deadline for receipt of submittal 

Nov. 5, 2018-Artist for November mural will be chosen by the committee

Nov. 20, 2018, 6 pm- Event will be held for the committee, and any members of the public who wish to attend, for final selection of murals occurring Dec-March, An additional call to artists may occur, depending on the final number of walls to be painted.

Nov. 30, 2108 – Notification of Semi-Finalist selection

Dec. 5, 2018 – Dates agreed upon for installation with each artist

Last day of each month – Final Artwork installation 


Artist applications will be reviewed on (including but not limited to) the following criteria:

Appropriateness of qualifications for the project—applicants having 1+ years of experience painting large-scale, outdoor murals are preferred;

Artistic merit of body of work samples

Strong conceptual skills with innovative and effective approaches demonstrated in their projects

Potential for artist’s work to enrich Vero Beach

Probability of successful execution and completion of project within the proposed time frame

Effective communication and organizational skills

Completeness of application.


Vero Beach Mural Project will supply artists and/or artist groups with materials such as liquid paint, spray paint, paint brushes, aerial lifts, and ladders to complete their murals. 

 Vero Beach Mural Project shall secure any building permits, licenses or approval necessary for the lawful creation and execution of the work, including payment of all fees.

Vero Beach Mural Project  will provide insurance covering artists during install.

To operate aerial scissor and boom lifts (if necessary), Vero Beach Mural Project  requires all muralists painting on walls requiring these lifts to be OSHA certified (most walls will not require this, but several may). 


Application materials must be received no later than five o’clock in the evening EST (5:00 p.m.) on Nov.1. 2018

Murals may be painted within the following months:

Please note which month works best for you to execute this project: (you may select multiple months)

Download the application below:

Mural Artist Application