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MURAL ART OPEN CALL | Sofia | 45 m2 façade Theme: #freedomtobeyourself Application deadline: July 21, 2021 г.

Step Forward is an initiative to support a contemporary urban artist to develop his / her artistic vision with the theme #freedomtobeyourself, organized jointly by Visionary, Single Step and Spark & ​​Riot. The aim is to create a mural, part of the community multifunctional space The Steps, located on a interior wall of its courtyard at 12 Bratya Miladinovi Str., Sofia.

The Steps is the social enterprise of Single Step Foundation, whose mission is to support, motivate and empower young LGBTI people in Bulgaria.

How to Apply:

Application form


Download the wall

The selected artist will receive:

• Gross remuneration – 5 000 BGN with an artistic contract;

• Scissor lift;

• Materials – exterior paint and spays based on а color scheme selected in advance;

• Comsumables;

• Professional photo and video recording;

• Publicity and media coverage of the project domestically and internationally.


• Concept and design, which meet the theme of the open call #freedomtobeyourself;

• Highest quality and professional execution of the mural;

• Positive, inspirational and colorful artistic entry;

• No political, sexual, racist or homophobic elements and influences.



• Please send your sketch and/or mock-up/digital design via the online form, together with a fully developed concept on the theme #freedomtobeyourself (no more than 300 words).

• Link to your portfolio (e.g. instagram, behance) or a personal website with fully visible realized current projects.

• Contact information: name and/or artistic pseudonym, email and telephone number;

(!) Sketch and/or mock-up design in a JPEG формат, 300 dpi.

(!) All attached files sent via wetransfer.


Application deadline via the online form: July 21, 2021
Jury review: July 22 - 27
Public announcement: July 28 - 30
Order of needed materials: August 2 – 6 
Execution of the project: August 20 - 31


Arsek x Erase (BG)
Hombre (DE) Visionary
Single Step
Spark & Riot


Visionary is a visual arts platform. Its main focus is the author's view of the individual artist and providing freedom to develop the personal vision. The Foundation focuses on the urban environment, its eimprovement and transformation into a space for art and culture.

Single Step’s mission is to support, motivate and empower LGBTI youth, their parents, friends and allies, in the process of coming out and affirming their sexual orientation and gender identity. Single Step owns the multifunctional community space The Steps, located at 12 Bratya Miladinovi Str., Sofia.

Spark & Riot is an American female-powered production and management company with a creative European twist. The company was founded with a strong ethos for supporting socially conscious local initiatives and actions.


This project is financed by Spark & Riot and initiated by Single Step in partnership with Visionary.