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Business For the Arts Of Broward Opens A Call To Emerging Mural Artists For A Paid Public Art Mentor Led Mural Opportunity In Fort Lauderdale. Open To All Florida Artists

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) opens a Call to Emerging Mural Artists for a Broward Health Mentor-led Mural Opportunity in the Fort Lauderdale area with nationally recognized artist, Lori Pratico. Funding partners are The Wayne and Lucretia Weiner Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, The Cathy and James Donnelly Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward and Crown Residential.  A Zoom information session will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024 for interested applicants.  The five chosen muralists with be offered up to $5,000. stipend per artist. This opportunity includes career support after the completion of the project.  The Deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31, 2024.  This Call is open to all local emerging mural artists in Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply!




Organization website:





Call to emerging mural artists: 



Paid Public Art Mentorship Opportunity






Apply here:




Entry Deadline: 7/31/24


Call Type:   Public Art


Eligibility:   Local


State:   Florida





Information   Session   June 28, 2024


An information session for interested applicants will be held via zoom on June 28, 2024. Participants will learn about the opportunity, application process, and may ask questions. To register for the session, please email




The mural will be on a highly visible wall at the intersections of Andrews Ave and 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The lead artist, Lori Pratico, will design the mural’s overall look and have final say in its design and execution. The final design will be pre-approved by Broward Health. Selected artists will have the opportunity to add their style to designated sections of the mural at the lead artist’s sole discretion. 



Lori Pratico is a professional artist who has been working in the arts industry for over 35 years. She started her arts career in Philadelphia as a billboard painter and has executed over 100 murals in 16 states. Her specialties include community engagement, hand lettering and surface design. Her work can be viewed at



Mural artists require training and experience to transition from small paintings to large scale work and often struggle with applying for public art commissions and building their portfolio. Through this mentorship, each of the five selected emerging artists will receive:

Hands on experience in designing, scaling, and painting large scale murals.

Mentorship and guidance from an established arts professional.

Up to $5,000. stipend per artist for a maximum of 100 painting hours ($50 per hr.)

$30. per day lunch stipend.

Each artists’ general liability ins. coverage will be included. ($200-$300 value)

Artists’ names will be included on the mural, and artists may take appropriate ownership of the project.

Artists will be included in a documentary style presentation of the mural creation and the mural process, to educate and promote future artists.

Team zoom meetings to review creating a proposal, applying for insurance, best practices, pricing, creating a budget, selecting materials and anti-graffiti coatings.

Continued career support available after the completion of this project.





Organization website:

For more information Email:

Lori Pratico

Program Coordinator | Business for the Arts of Broward

201 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1900

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-4442



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