Announcement: Mural Design Contest!

Shift Projects

Shift., with support from the Abortion Conversation Project, is proud to announce an exciting Mural Design Contest to Texas artists for an installation in Fort Worth at the Whole Woman's Health clinic! The selected artist will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, in addition to provided mural materials. The chosen artist will have the opportunity to have their work featured in numerous media outlets across the country. 

Mural Concept

We are looking for artists to create a mural design that embodies the values and messages critical to women's empowerment and reproductive freedom. Design must contain concepts of: unity, peace, justice, diversity, and gender equality and feminism. 

We want designs to convey a welcoming and inviting feel - one that will comfort women who come to the clinic and remind them of love and acceptance. Similarly, we want to send the message to members of the community: “When you come here, bring only love.” 

Mural designs must not be overtly political, and word use is limited to 10 words total. 

Mural Site

The winner of the mural design contest will install the piece on a perimeter fence at the Whole Woman’s Health of Fort Worth building. The mural will be facing the front lawn and parking lot of the building and will be visible from a large road. The mural site is 8 feet tall and can be 8-12 feet wide, depending on artist design.

Whole Woman’s Health’s philosophy is that each woman must be at the center of her own healthcare decisions. Whole Woman’s Health has shifted many rigid opinions and stereotypes in their 12 years of compassionate abortion care practice and has a strong commitment to embracing what each woman feels during her abortion experience. They have provided depth and complexity to conversations around abortion and have a proven track record for providing holistic and personalized care. 

Submission Details

Submissions are now being accepted. 
Winner to be chosen by jury.
 

Please submit your design in a JPEG or PDF file directly to courtney@shiftstigma.org. Links to portfolios also OK.