The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee: Call to Artists: #PointeCoupeeProud Mural

Deadline to Apply: April 28, 2o23




The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee and New Roads Main Street are collaborating on this project to bring public art to our parish. #PointeCoupeeProud will be a mural that depicts images of what our parish embodies with its rich cultural, agricultural, and recreational attributes. From outreach to the community, HISTORY, CULTURE, FAITH, AGRICULTURE, AND RECREATION are indicated as aspects of Pointe Coupee that are most valued. This mural project grant has a $10,000 budget for the artist selected for the project.


The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee (ACPC) has a twenty-year history promoting arts in Pointe Coupee. The mission of the ACPC is to involve children and adults in professional instruction, performances, exhibitions, and other art experiences designed to develop skills and appreciation and to provide enjoyment. ACPC has collaborated with New Roads Main Street on other community initiatives such as Wine Down on False River and Boo and Brew. New Roads Main Street is a board operating as a part of the City of New Roads. They are affiliated with state and regional Main Street Boards and work with businesses and non-profits in the community.

Pointe Coupee Parish (Cut Off Point) is one of the oldest settlements in the lower Mississippi River Valley dating back further than the state of Louisiana. Its early French and African influence can still be found in its friendly people and delicious cuisine. The area is home to several plantation estates and many historic sites and museums, several listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This initiative is supported through a grant from the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development and the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The call is open to professional artists 18 and over from throughout Louisiana.


The #PointeCoupeeProud mural is to be installed on the side of MaMama’s Kitchen in New Roads located at 124 West Main Street. Dimensions of the area are 17’ (width) X 22’(height). The building is constructed of brick and cypress and is constructed on a slab.

Submission Requirements

Application materials must be received by April 28, 2023 and submitted to Paula Lambert at . Please include #PointeCoupeeProud in the subject line.

A complete application must include:

  • Letter of interest including why you are interested in this project, previous experience with public art, your methods of working, overall concept for this project and personal contact information. (Not to exceed two pages)
  • Artist resume not to exceed two pages.
  • References that include the names and current contact information for three individuals with whom you have worked, collaborated with, or who have commissioned your work in the past.
  • Images (5) of your original completed commissions of artwork which demonstrate your qualifications for this project.


Letter of interest, resume, and references should be saved as a single PDF or Word document.

Images must be JPEG format, maximum size per image 5MB


This Call for Artists is open to professional artists 18 and over who are Louisiana residents, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.


The proposal selected by the selection committee will include an all-inclusive budget of $10,000 to cover all costs associated with the project, including but not limited to research, consultations, travel, transportation, insurance, artist’s fees, materials and supplies for installation including protective UV coating, and maintenance. The use of breathable paint is recommended due to the surface of the selected structure.

Selection Process & Evaluation Criteria

Artists will be chosen through a two-phase selection process.

Initial proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of representatives of the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee, Friends of Main Street, a local architect, a member of the Pointe Coupee Tourism Commission, and two additional community advocates.

Three finalists will be selected and notified by May 15. Finalists will be invited to make a site visit and meet with the selection committee on June 5. Finalists will make a final presentation before the committee on June 26. A stipend of $250 will be paid to each finalist upon presentation of the completed concept.

Selection criteria:

  • Artistic excellence and originality as evidenced by the representations of past work images and supporting materials
  • Visual impact of preliminary concept
  • Appropriateness of the artist’s medium, style, and previous experiences as they relate to the project’s goals and setting
  • Demonstrated ability to realize the completion of the project
  • Response to community engagement
  • Availability to participate in the design and implementation of the project as required


Timeline *

April 28 Email applications due by 5:00 p.m. CST

May 15 Finalists selected; notifications sent to all applicants

June 5 Site visitation and orientation

June 26 Final presentations

June 28 Notifications sent to artists

July 17 Contract signed with selected artist; initial payment made

August 21 Final design submitted; second payment made upon approval

November 20 Installation of artwork to be completed on or before; final payment upon completion

December 1 Celebration to mark the completion of the project by the committee on behalf of the community

*Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen weather conditions or other major factors impacting the community


Questions may be directed to Paula Lambert at 225 713-8553 or or Gale Roy at 225 718-1574 or

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