Beautiful Communities (Request for Proposals)

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

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

The Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Code Compliance of the City of Dallas are embarking on a project to beautify our 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 is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work around the city providing an artistic focal point in our Dallas neighborhoods as we enhance the look of our city one community at a time. Artists are welcome to submit proposals as individual artists or artist collectives.


  • Application Deadline: December 29, 2020
  • Panel Review: January 5-9, 2021
  • Notification of Award: January 12, 2021
  • Proposed Project deadline: April 3, 2021


Artists/Collective must submit a short description of their proposed vision for a mural. Sketches are encouraged but not required. Up to 5 images of samples of previous works can be submitted for style references. Samples must be in a jpeg format.


The artist(s) selected will be awarded $3,500 to complete the mural/visual art piece.

Submit Your Proposal HERE

Submissions will only be accepted from artists with a residential or administrative office within the city limits of Dallas.