University Public Art RFP Opportunities

April 22, 2022

Request for Proposals: Via Carta Mural Project

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California

The Cal Poly Corporation is pleased to extend an invitation and request for proposals to provide a mural that presents broad themes which ​​recognizes:

  1. The value and the contributions migrant workers and farmworkers make on the Central Coast;
  2. The agricultural bounty of the Central Coast;
  3. Cal Poly's student contributions to the field of agriculture (such as the Strawberry Center, Cal Poly Crops, viticulture, and curriculum that exemplifies the learn-by-doing ethos).
  4. Encourage student and community interaction.

The goals of this mural project are:

  • To beautify and inspire the outdoor market corridor
  • Add to the growing collection of campus public art
  • Create a mural that is colorful and inspiring for the Cal Poly community and visitors
  • Create a mural that is reflective of the learn-by-doing campus standard

An artist will be selected to create an outdoor 2-dimensional mural for installation on Via Carta, building 24 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California.

Artists who are members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The total artist stipend is a budget of $15,000.

(On-campus housing will be provided by Cal Poly Corporation for finalists who reside outside of a 50 mile radius from San Luis Obispo, CA)

DEADLINE: Monday May 16th 5:00 p.m. PDT

Contact: Catherine J. Trujillo • 805-756-6395 •

Artist Qualifications

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to apply.
  • Artists must demonstrate their ability to design and successfully paint an outdoor mural.
  • Artists must live within California and be able to travel to the mural location.


Download the RFP: Via Carta Mural Project RFP

Use the application template to submit your proposal: Attachment A Application Package

See an example of contract: Attachment C Professional Services Agreement

Archived/Closed RFPs:

Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics Mural Project

_This project is closed and no longer accepting RFPs. _

With support from the College of Science and Mathematics and in collaboration with Cal Poly’s Cultural Faculty Staff Associations, we are pleased to extend an invitation and request for proposals to provide artwork honoring and embracing diversity and inclusivity. An artist (or team of artists) will be selected to create an indoor mural for installation on the second-floor lobby entry wall of the Baker Center.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017 • 5:00 p.m. PST

  • Link: RFP 2017
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