iDistrict Murals & Mosaics Call for Walls

Do you have a wall that needs some color? The Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development is looking for multiple locations to create public art in the Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City Innovation Districts (iDistricts). In 2019, Broome County and the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) developed the iDistricts Murals & Mosaics Public Art Program to increase vibrancy and enliven our downtowns. This program will fund mural and mosaic artwork that is original, vibrant, creative, contemporary, uplifting, and interactive. The iDistricts Murals & Mosaics Public Art Program is made possible by a grant from the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council’s Greater Binghamton Fund.

If you would like your wall/property to be considered for a mural or mosaic, please provide some information using this online survey.  If you own multiple properties that you would like to be considered, please complete a separate interest form for each property. Please note, completing the form does not guarantee your property will be selected for a mural or mosaic 
and does not signify any final commitment.

Many factors including, but not limited to the location, visibility, size, historic character of building, surface conditions, and site accessibility will be evaluated when determining the mural/mosaic project site. The building owner/business will not receive compensation for the creation or display of the art. The artwork must be maintained on the building (exterior) for at least ten years. 

If selected, property owners will be verified using County tax records and required to enter into an agreement that outlines right-of-entry, installation, building preparation and maintenance, along with other expectations and responsibilities. Broome County and the BCAC will work with the property owner to facilitate the artist/design selection process. Grant funds will be paid directly to the artists and do not cover the cost of wall preparation or maintenance. Property owners will be responsible for obtaining all required approvals and permits from their local municipality. Keep in mind, properties that are within a historic district, are local landmarks, or are listed/eligible for the National Register of Historic Places may require additional review and approval by the local municipality and the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Broome County Planning Department can provide technical assistance, if needed.

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