OCA Seeks Art Conservator to Help Restore Iconic Old Fourth Ward Mural

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program seeks an art conservator to help restore the “Triumphant Celebration” (pictured above) mural for the 2021 ELEVATE Public Art Festival. Interested parties should submit their proposals to Shannon Douglas Kimbro via email, at skimbro@atlantaga.gov, by 3 PM on Tuesday, August 03, 2021.

The selected conservator shall work closely with the Conservation and Maintenance Program Manager for the project’s duration. All contracted work identified within this Request for Quotes (RPQ) is anticipated to be completed no later than September 23, 2021. All work will need to be strategically planned and coordinated to assure completion within the timeline.

Additionally, the selected conservator will be responsible for all contracted services, insurance requirements, public safety requirements, permits, and coordination of services.

“Triumphant Celebration” was created by the late master muralist, Calvin B. Jones, in 1990 and sponsored by the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs (now known as the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs), the City’s Percent for Arts Program, and the 1990 National Black Arts Festival.

As a part of the 2021 ELEVATE Public Art Festival, the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs would like to sponsor the restoration of this iconic mural on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward Neighborhood. All questions, comments, and submittals regarding this RFQ will be received via email.

If you have any questions, please review the complete RFQ by clicking the link below or contact Shannon Douglas Kimbro at skimbro@atlantaga.gov.

Click here to download RFQ