This summer, the Cherokee CID Arts Committee is launching its second call for public art proposals, to support artists in our local community and to further add to the arts landscape on our street. This grant program provides funding for murals or other permanent/semi-permanent art installations on Cherokee Street between Gravois and Indiana.

Past projects funded by the committee include a mural by Neeka Allsup at 2311 Cherokee and a large mural by Christopher Burch at 3333 Iowa. Learn more about these pieces >>


Types of Projects

Public art projects are focused on three funding categories:

  • Large Mural (ex. full wall or multi-story installation)
    Max Budget: $3,000
  • Small Mural (ex. smaller ground-level installation)
    Max Budget: $1,000
  • Mystery Public Art Project
    Max Budget: $1,500
    This category includes projects that use participating locations (ex. banner installations on building wall) or public space (sidewalks, street space, green space, etc.) and can include a variety of mediums.

Public Art Locations

For the 2021 Call for Public Art, artists should focus their proposals on one or multiple locations showcased below.

Grant Program Process + Timeline

This call is open to artists from any location; however, preference will be given to neighborhood artists living in the 63118 zipcode and/or with ties to the Cherokee Street community.

Proposals are due by Friday, August 20th and will be evaluated by the Cherokee CID Arts Committee, made up of community members and business owners with an interest in the arts. Any project that involves the use of private property will also be reviewed by the property owner. Final project selections will be made in early September 2021.

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