Vero Beach Mural Project Call to Artists

Deadline for Submission:  January 1, 2020

 Project Description

The Vero Beach Mural Project is now accepting submissions for a mural to be located on the side of the new FPL Substation on Indian River Drive, just south of 17th Street Bridge.

The theme of the mural will be the “Changing the Current” (FPL slogan that will be painted on the wall, along the bottom) specifically concerning the Indian River Lagoon, our ecosystem, nature, etc. The wall is approximately 175’ x 10’. This wall is on a heavily trafficked road, design should be cognizant of this, in the sense that the piece should consist of large, bold graphics that can be viewed from a distance.

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.


Submissions will be reviewed by the Downtown Vero Beach Mural Project and FPL. The group will review each artist’s (or group’s) application and a conceptual sketch or representation of what you are proposing. All submissions will be considered, we will select three to five finalists, and
these artists will be paid a stipend of $200 to produce a complete design, which will be reviewed by FPL. Final decision will be made by FPL. Compensation will be discussed with the artist who has been selected at that time.

Timeline and Project Schedule

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

Jan 1, 2020, 5 pm – Deadline for receipt of submittal
Sometime over the next week – Selection committee meets to select Semi-Finalists
Jan 13, 2020 – Notification of Semi-Finalist selection
Jan 31, 2020 – Deadline for final submissions by Semi-Finalists
Feb 13, 2020 – 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;

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. 

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). 

All artists must be insured or be willing to sign an insurance waiver.

Artist’s submission email must include:
• Artist’s name or Group name, address, email and phone number
• A rough sketch, drawing, or computer-generated image that will convey to us what your final design will look like.
• Persons other than the artist who will be working on the project
• Email
• Social Media handles
• Website link
• Artists Statement & Bio
• A methodology for scaling the work to large mural proportions without an armature warping appearance
• Listing of the types of materials you anticipate requiring such as tools, materials, paint and brushes
• List materials needed to access the entire painting surface, i.e., ladders, scaffolding, cherry pickers
• Email to

As an applicant for the opportunity to participate in the Vero Beach Mural Project, I certify that all works submitted, or presented as my work, are the product of my creation and no other. I further certify that all statements made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge.

I understand that The Vero Beach Mural Project may make duplicates of my images and application materials for the purpose of the consideration of my application, the upcoming mural project, and for promotional materials concerning the project on social media etc.

I understand that any liability for loss or damage to my application or images is not the responsibility of The Vero Beach Mural Project.

By submitting this application, I am agreeing, if selected, to complete a mural upon a designated wall space during the project period, Starting Jan 2020.