2021 Requests for Proposals

South Carolina based visual artists, working solo or as a team, are invited to submit proposals for the Mauldin Public Art Trail. The selected artist/team will create work in any medium that reflects this year’s theme “Heroes and Leaders.

The theme “Heroes and Leaders” was selected in the wake of COVID-19. We have seen the terms heroes and leaders be used to describe many groups of people who have not traditionally been given such a title. Across the globe, governing bodies have set forth policies to increase the safety of humankind; healthcare workers have compromised their own safety to care for and save the lives of those infected; manufacturers have grown their production efforts in an attempt to ensure there were enough supplies and medical equipment to go around; innovators and researchers have worked tirelessly to find a vaccination; and individuals have practiced social distancing and isolation to protect the immunocompromised.

Artists’ submissions should reflect finding extraordinary in the ordinary and/or the work of the aforementioned during a pandemic.

Submission Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Installation Deadline: Early- to Mid-June, 2021

Please read the entire RFP and Schedule for further information and instruction.

2021 Public Art Trail RFP  |  2021 Public Art Trail Schedule