NAGB Mural Open Call

When : 2020
Where : The Bahamas
Application Deadline : 1 March 2020
Application Fee : None
Stipend : Materials will be covered

Programme Description

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ Mural Programme is dedicated to fostering community collaborations and partnerships. It’s one of several NAGB outreach initiatives that focus on involving communities in the creation of art while increasing the organisation’s presence in communities in The Bahamas and fostering an awareness and knowledge of the NAGB’s National Collection.


  • Create a piece of public art for an outdoor environment that reflects the resilience of the spirit of the Bahamian people and the richness of our historical experiences, using scenery specific to a variety of time period identifiers and current daily life and happenings on your island.
  • Engage local schools, art teachers and creative community through a collaborative creative experience designed to teach, inspire and foster a love of art and Bahamian culture.
  • Reflect a spirit of inclusivity throughout the entire process – from concept development to final artwork.
  • Provide participants with a tangible, hands-on opportunity to create a public art mural.
  • Create a contemporary, professional mural using imagery inspired by the all participants.


  • Submissions must be accompanied by the following:
    • Name of Artisan/Collectives/Artists/Group/School:
    • Primary Contact Name:
    • Address:
    • Home Phone /Cell Phone #:
    • Email Address:
    • Statement of Interest (no more than 50 words)
  • A narrative and design illustrating the concept is required upon submission. Include supplemental information such as a timeline for completion and approximate dimensions of the proposed mural.
  • Artists' proposals for the mural should be a scale image or description based on the dimensions of the wall.
  • The mural must remain true to the theme, should support the NAGB’s mission and be thoughtful of the wider community.
  • Works should reflect artistic excellence, innovation and originality.
  • The artist’s experience should be adequate to meet the demands of the project.
  • The artist’s work is in keeping with the intended outcome of the programme.
  • If submitting as a school/group:
    • Must include at least 10 students, teachers and staff;
  • If submitting as a district:
    • Must include students, teachers and staff from each school (volunteers welcome);
  • If submitting as an artist collective/team:
    • Must have AT LEAST five (5) artists and volunteers from the community.
    • If more than one artist is participating, all other participant names must be included.

All submissions are due on or before Sunday, March 1st, 2020 (by 5:00 p.m. if delivered to the NAGB or by 11:59 p.m. via email to Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that the NAGB has received their submissions. If you do not receive verification within one week of submitting, please contact Zearier Munroe at or 328-5800/1.


Submissions are ineligible if they:

  • In breach of intellectual property rights (i.e., somebody else's idea).
  • Are trademarks, brand or business names, logos or copyrighted images.
  • Prove harmful to a third party.

NAGB Provisions

  • The NAGB will provide all material resources needed for the completion of the mural.
  • The artist(s) and mural will be promoted on our website, via email blast and social media postings.


Artists will retain the ownership of the design submitted. Upon completion, the mural and all associated material will become the property of The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and its National Collection.