Murals on the Move: Women’s History Month – Texas

If you are a female visual artist or muralist who can envision a blank canvas in any space, this project is for you.

Donor Name: City of Dallas

State: Texas

City: Dallas

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/03/2022

Size of the Grant: $3,500


The Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Code Compliance of the City of Dallas are seeking female muralists/visual artists to beautify its neighborhoods.

This venture involves decorating a roll off container (20 feet in length and 7 feet in Height) which will be displayed in various neighborhoods in the City of Dallas as it is requested for Community Clean-Up events.

This mural will celebrate the accomplishments of women in art which transcends over the span of decades.

Artists must provide proposals with a theme that is relevant to the rich artistic history and representation of women artists whose contributions to the arts have made our world what it is today.

“Murals on the Move” is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work around the city providing an artistic focal point in Dallas neighborhoods as they enhance the look of city one community at a time.  Artists are welcome to submit proposals as individual artists or artist collectives.


Proposals are requested under the following theme:

  • Murals on the Move: Women in Art

Funding Information

The artist(s) selected will be awarded $3,500 to complete the mural/visual art piece, plus a $1,500 award for supplies.

Key Dates

  • Panel Review: January 5-10, 2022
  • Notification of Award: January 12, 2022
  • Proposed Project deadline: March 27, 2022


  • Art piece must contain the following:
    • Can be created with paint or a wrap and must cover the entire container (360 degrees)
    • Must contain the OAC and Code Compliance logos
    • Must include the following mission statement: “Safeguarding and Supporting a Strong, Healthy CommUNITY”
  • Artists will go through a panel selection process. The highest-scoring artist will be selected for the project.
  • Applicants cannot have received an award for the Murals on the Move (formerly Roll Off Container Project) within the last 12 months.
  • Applicants must not have defaulted on any OAC contracts within the previous 12 months.
  • Artists/Collective must submit a description of their proposed vision for a mural.
  • Preliminary sketches are requested (minor revisions post-award will be allowed).
  • Up to 5 images of samples of previous works must be submitted for style references.
  • Samples must be in a jpeg or pdf format.
  • Insurance may be required of artists and organizations recommended for funding and contracting with the City of Dallas.
  • Proposals must be submitted via the online application system by the due date. Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must reside or have an administrative office in the city of Dallas.

For more information, visit City of Dallas.