Call for Mural Proposals


The Center for Visual Art is the off-campus art center for Metropolitan State University of Denver. CVA provides a year-round schedule of bold, contemporary exhibitions of both local significance and international reach, educational programming open to the community, and immersive workforce development for students in creative fields. 


CVA seeks proposals for murals for the building’s exterior walls. The proposals should speak to CVA’s mission of advancing global dialogue surrounding urban issues, and feature a contemporary theme that is representative of the diversity of the university’s student body and the city. CVA is a focal point for the Art District on Santa Fe, attracting thousands of visitors each month.

Muralists that have previously worked at CVA include Claudia Álvarez, Dan Ericson, Shepard Fairey, Sandra Fettingis, David Flores, Jaime Molina, Evan Hecox, Swoon, and We Were Wild.


The Request for Proposals is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants must be able to complete work by October 1st.


Proposal Deadline - August 15
Mural Anticipated Start Date - September 1
Mural Completed by October 1



  • 1 to 3 images of your proposed mural(s) design, sketches, digital design or mock-up.
  • 3-5 images of past mural work. If you send us a video, please attach a link to the form below. Please name your files with the artist's last name and proposal or past work title (i.e. LastName_Proposal1.jpg). Limit image size to 5MB.
  • One document or PDF that includes: project statement/ letter describing your approach and intention for the mural(s), and resume (two pages maximum).
  • Two mural project references that include: contact name, email, phone, description of past mural project including location.
  • Budget proposal.


Follow this link to apply: 

Mural Proposal Submission Form


Center for Visual Art
965 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 615-0282