The Visualizing Our Values: Signage Project

Application Info

Visualizing Our Values is a call for submissions to redesign outdoor signage to reflect the valuable work we do inside the Hurt Hub. We are looking for creatives based in Mecklenburg County to submit up to three designs for our values: freedom, integrity, and inclusion.

We believe innovation is born out of Freedom, Integrity, and Inclusion.

  • Freedom to take risks. Freedom to fail and to succeed.
  • Integrity is our expectation.
  • Inclusion is the foundation of everything we do.

The call will open on Apr 15, 2023 and close on June 9, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. This is a juried selection process; artists will be notified of the jury’s decision late June.

Selected designs will be reproduced in vinyl onto 5’x6’ signs outside the Hurt Hub (shown in photo). The signs will feature logos of the Hurt Hub’s sponsors along the bottom of the signs. The selected artists will receive $2,500 per selected design. Artists will be encouraged to share about their design and process at the official unveiling event in the fall.

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    • Artist must be 18 years or older
    • Artists must live in Mecklenburg County
    • The Hurt Hub is committed to serving diverse communities. Creatives from minority and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Artists can submit up to three proposed designs. Submissions can be any combination of values (i.e you can submit two designs for freedom and one for integrity, or one design for each value)
  • Artwork can be created in any media.
  • Professional images of proposed work must be high resolution (300dpi),  jpeg, and in CMYK format under 5 MEG. If you are having difficulty with this, please reach out.
    • Images should be named like this: FirstName_LastName_Value (i.e. Romare_Bearden_Inclusion)
  • Include an artist statement about yourself, your practice and experience. 
  • Artists must include a brief statement (200-word maximum per design) describing their proposed designs.
  • Selected artists may be asked to refine their design to accommodate the printing process.
  • Submissions will only be accepted through the online application here.
  • Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 9, 2023.
  • Artworks will be reviewed by a jury of Davidson staff and community members.
  • Selected artists will be notified of acceptance by late June.
  • Artwork will be installed in the summer of 2023 and will remain on view for at least two years. 
  • Artists are encouraged to share about their work and experience as artists at a community event in early fall.

If you have any questions at all, please reach out to Marquia Humphries at

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