Call for Portfolios | Champaign County African American Heritage Trail Mural Series

40 North and the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail invite muralists to submit an application to develop location-specific murals celebrating the lives and contributions of African Americans in the Champaign County area. Murals have always been powerful tools to educate, connect, and inform community members about a wide variety of topics including honoring our unique local history. Funding for this mural series is made available through the Experience Champaign-Urbana Foundation and a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. Submissions must be received by midnight, March 15, 2024.

The mission of the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail is to educate today’s residents and visitors about the rich cultural history of a people whose stories have been largely unrecognized, but who directly shaped the place we call home. The vision is to inspire conversation, expand understanding, and contribute to a better society. An important goal for the Trail is to provide an accessible experience for visitors and all community members.

Application Deadline:2024-03-15
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