TenderReader, Mattachine alerts us to a interesting opportunity for San Francisco-based mural artists who are familiar with local history to earn a few thousand dollars doing some work in the Tenderloin/Lower Polk. It’s a mural program funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and organized by the Lower Polk Neighbors association. Since none of these two groups seem to have any information about the grants they are awarding for murals in this area of town, Mattachine suggested we post the details and application form here. So here’s Tenderblog offering this public service for all of you artists, or friends of artists, out there.

If you don’t feel like downloading the document just yet, here’s a summary of the Polk Street Alley’s Mural Program:

These murals will focus on the historical past and present of the Polk Street Corridor and seek to represent the diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations that have lived, worked and made this street their home.

The long-term goal of this project is to engage community in artistic and cultural expression that will help establish a positive street identity, deter graffiti and thus serve as a catalyst to build neighborhood capacity and contribute to the economic vitality / revitalization of the merchant district. Two murals will be completed during this phase.

The deadline to submit the application and additional requested materials is October 15th ,

Download the description and application form here.