The City of Virginia Beach and ViBe Creative District are planning to add 4 NEW crosswalks to the Creative Crosswalk program in 2019.
Artists are encouraged to submit designs for these new 4-arm crosswalks which will be produced with thermoplastic material during the 18th Street Road improvement projects scheduled to begin October 2018. This project will be the first of its kind in Virginia Beach and significant given that thermoplastic crosswalks are expected to have a lifespan of 5-10 years. Crosswalks are in the Virginia Beach resort area on 18th Street at the cross streets: Cypress Avenue, Mediterranean Ave, Baltic Avenue and Arctic Avenue.
Construction is expected to take one year for the roadway project, during which the full-color thermoplastic crosswalk designs will be professionally applied to the fresh pavement by road construction crews. These colorful public artworks will create a sense of place and sense of arrival within the arts district for up to a decade.
The call for artists runs the entire month of December 2017; the deadline is December 31, 2017. Selected artists will be notified by January 31st and a public announcement is planned for February 2018. The artwork will be installed by professional road crews during the streetscape project in 2019.
Artists must be United States residents and 18 years or older. The (4) artists with the chosen designs for Creative Crosswalks will each receive a one-time stipend of $2,000 their design and consent to reproduce artwork into thermoplastic material, as well as allow ViBe Creative District and City of Virginia Beach full use of artwork design and finished crosswalk installation images for a minimum of ten years. No additional copyright fees will be paid to artists. A W9 will be provided and must be completed in order to receive payment from the ViBe Creative District nonprofit.
Contact the ViBe Creative District non-profit with any questions regarding this application by calling 757-202-9533 OR email: Info@ViBeCreativeDIstrict.org . Deadline to apply is December 31, 2017.