Call to Artists
Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising
Outside the Box - Art Utility Box Program
The City of Malibu is looking for talented artists to bring his or her vision and craft to the City’s utility boxes. Featured artists will design original art to cover either a traffic signal or a wastewater treatment box in the Civic Center area of Malibu. By creatively transforming a typically mundane structure into a work of art, the painted utility boxes will broaden each viewer’s understanding of the Malibu culture or environment while spotlighting local art. The power in this art lies in its ability to intrigue, stir emotion and inspire.
The selected artist will be paid $250 for supplies at the beginning of the project and $1,000 at the completion of the project for their original art per utility box. This budget will cover all of the artist’s costs including artwork, supplies, installation, and touch-ups if needed for two years. The project is open to artists in the region encompassing Malibu and the surrounding area.
Please review the project guidelines prior to submitting an application or download the complete project guidelines and application through the City's website.
Submit an online application or hard-copy application with supporting documents by Friday, May 17, 2019.