City seeks teaching artists for Mural Art Training Program

Experienced mural painters are needed to teach in a summer Mural Art Training Program pilot for the City’s Community Based Mural Program. Selected artists will teach a series of summer workshops to groups of artists and will also guide the design of outdoor murals in Tacoma, in partnership with local community groups.

The Mural Art Training Program is designed to train adult artists how to create painted murals through a series of classroom sessions taught by experienced teaching artists and hands-on experience. Teaching artists will lead their students through the design and implementation of actual outdoor painted murals, intended to fight blight and combat vandalism, in select neighborhoods.

The teachers will receive advance training and orientation, as well as co-design curriculum with other teaching artists. Artists with excellent artistic skill, teaching experience, leadership ability, willingness to work as a team and an exhibited track record as an artist and muralist are encouraged to apply. Those selected will invest approximately 80-hours into this paid program.

Artists interested in applying may download the Teaching Artist for Mural Art Training Program call at . Information is also available by calling (253) 591-5191 or by e-mailing Deadline for submissions is May 28.

This opportunity is an initiative of the Graffiti Reduction Through Community Based Art team, part of the City of Tacoma’s Safe and Clean effort.