Wesserunsett Arts Council (WesArts) and Four Directions Development Corporation have launched a call for proposals for a historic mural in Madison. The deadline is Wednesday, June 15, and the call is open to only Native American artists residing in Maine.

“We’re excited to be able to inject this kind of investment into Maine’s creative economy,” project coordinator Saskia Reinholt said in a news release.

The project is funded by a $7,500 grant from the Maine Humanities Council. Artists are invited to design the scope and size of the painting based on the available budget of $6,500; the remaining $1,000 will pay for installation costs.

Charlene Virgilio, executive director of Four Directions said, “The project with WesArts is very timely for Four Directions — this engagement comes as we launch our new Artisan’s Fund program to support Wabanaki artists and craftspeople.”

The site for the mural will be the exterior of 108 Old Point Avenue in Madison. Originally a school, the building is now owned by the town, which leases space to non-profit organizations only. There is a playground adjacent to the mural site.

The project aims to broaden people’s understanding of history and increase the vibrancy of Madison.

The mural is to be commissioned in June, and is to be completed and installed this fall.

For more information, contact Reinholt at [email protected] or 207-218-2072.