Rapid City Arts Council Presents

Who: Interested Visual Artists – Individual or Group
What: Paid opportunities to paint public murals
When: June – August 2023
Where: Art Alley, Downtown Rapid City
Why: Ignite conversation through public art
Funding: $500 honorarium per completed mural, up to $250 for supplies

APPLY VIA: Call to Artist Form (jotform.com)

Project Dates
Artist selected must complete their mural by one of the following dates:

  • Friday, June 2 (8ft x 8ft Mural)
  • Friday, July 7 (10ft x 12ft Mural)
  • Friday, August 4 (9ft x12ft Mural)

Proposal Due Dates

We will consider all proposals submitted before July 10, 2023. If you would like to aim for a specific date, please be sure to submit your proposal before the corresponding due date.

  • To be considered for June 2 – submit before May 8
  • To be considered for July 7 – submit before June 5
  • To be considered for August 4 – submit before July 10

Mural Specifications

  • Mural spaces vary in size from 8 feet x 8 feet to 9 feet x 12 feet
  • Artists may use any medium that is appropriate for outdoor murals, but it must be approved by RCAC through the submission process.

Art Alley was born in 2003 when artists and community members came together with city officials to create a public art space in downtown Rapid City. The walls of the adjoining businesses now feature unique artworks with personal and political expressions about community and global issues. The walls change constantly, sometimes many times a day– making Art Alley a vibrant public art space and popular destination for artists, locals, and visitors.

This “Conversation Ignitor” series of public murals is made possible through a grant from the Change Network. A public artist reception will be held for each completed mural during Downtown Art Walks on First Fridays, June-August.

Our goal is to protect these murals for display throughout the summer months, though we cannot always prevent unapproved repainting over Art Alley walls. Permits for painting in these mural spaces will not be re-released until December 2023 at the soonest.