FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the requirements to paint for JCMAP?
Artists must have 4 large scale mural projects, and be comfortable working on boom and scissor lifts in timely manner. Artists must submit examples of work, social media accounts, website,and if selected must be able to create a digital rendering of your proposal.

How can I apply to paint a mural with JCMAP?
All applicants must complete this form for consideration

Once I’ve applied, how long does it take to be selected?
JCMAP heavily engages property and community groups in the artist selection process. Once an artist applies, our JCMAP team keeps a presentation of your work on file. As walls become available, we share these presentations with stakeholders we’re working with on any given project who ultimately makes the final artist selection.

How are artists selected?
JCMAP heavily engages property and community groups in the artist selection process. Once an artist applies, our JCMAP team keeps a presentation of your work on file. As walls become available, we share these presentations with stakeholders we’re working with on any given project who ultimately makes the final artist selection.

How are properties selected?
Ideal candidates are graffiti prone walls in high traffic areas made out of brick, concrete or stucco. JCMAP does not paint on any type of siding, including aluminum.

How can I nominate my property to be a candidate for JCMAP?
All applicants must complete this form for consideration

How can I nominate a wall I do not own to be a candidate for JCMAP?
Ultimately in order for JCMAP to commission a mural project, we must have explicit permission from the property owner. However, feel you have identified an ideal mural canvas, please email us at jcmap@jcnj.org so we may inquire.

How is JCMAP funded?
JCMAP is funded through a clean communities grant awarded through the state of NJ.

Can we paint indoor murals?
No. JCMAP is strictly an outdoor public art program with the goal of mitigating blight and graffiti while harnessing all of the benefits public art brings. JCMAP cannot fund or organize inheritor murals. However, we are happy to share contact information with any of the mural artists we’ve worked with.

When is mural season?
Our season typically runs from March through November.