TAMPA, FL August 2022: Tampa-based multimedia art collective Crab Devil requests proposals for Florida/Tampa-themed murals for their much-anticipated attraction, The Peninsularium. Artists’ murals will be installed on the exteriors of shipping containers that house The Peninsularium attraction.
The art collective seeks proposals for engaging murals that explore the diverse and unique nature of Florida and the Tampa Bay region. Mural designs should be appropriate for public space, contribute to the neighborhood’s vibrancy, and represent the diversity of Florida’s culture and community, potentially highlighting equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Artists are welcome to feature historical, fabricated, or mythic themes or explore Florida’s extreme environmental, cultural, and political climate.
“We are looking for muralists to transform and enhance the repurposed shipping containers and explore different aspects of Florida’s curious existence,” comments Tracy Midulla, Creative Liaison of Crab Devil and Founder and Director of Tempus Projects. “Artists are free to become inspired by everything from flora and fauna, social and cultural issues, or the magic, love, and myths that make up the infamous peninsula.”
The deadline to submit entry materials is September 15. Individual artists and multi-artist teams/collectives are encouraged to apply. Non-local artists are eligible however they are responsible for their travel and lodging needs. Artists may submit proposals for multiple sites or dimensions to create an extended or continuous design.
All requests for proposals (RFPs) must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the RFP, please visit crabdevil.com/opportunities.
About Crab Devil:
Crab Devil, LLC is a Tampa-based multimedia art collective of artists, designers, curators, musicians, writers, programmers, brewers, philosophers, and makers. “The Pennisularium” is an immersive art attraction imagined as an all-ages cabinet of curiosities ripe with kitsch. The installation explores Florida’s fantastical history and lore, showcasing the state at its most weird, wild, and wonderful. “The Pennisularium” presented by Crab Devil is Tampa’s first and only permanent, immersive art installation experience. Crab Devil was founded on the vision of harnessing these talents, and featuring a roster of rotating artists, in one centralized location.
For more information, interviews, or media requests, call 813.644.7443 or email Savannah at email@example.com.