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Call for Submissions


Grant’s Farm has been the Busch family home since 1903 and a beloved destination for generations of St. Louisans and out-of-town guests since 1954. 2023 marks the 120th anniversary of this iconic place. The 281-acre property is a refuge for more than 100 animal species and the birthplace of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Today, five members of the family own and operate the property with the shared goal of keeping this unique piece of family and national history intact for generations to come. Grant's Farm is home to both the family residence and the preserved Hardscrabble cabin built by former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. Guests of all ages are invited to visit this beautiful and iconic place and reconnect with nature, animals, and history – as well as family and friends.


  • Artists must be 18 or older
  • Artists may submit one proposal for a mural – submission must be to scale and in accordance with the specs below 
  • All submissions must be original and figurative in nature
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a resume, a biographical sketch (no more than 250 words) and an artist statement that explains how the artwork relates to the theme of “120 Years of Grant’s Farm” (no more than 250 words)
  • All documents must be submitted in PDF format
  • Please send your submission to:
GF CFA Dimensions 11-7-23


  • All entries must be received by midnight December 15, 2023
  • Notification of winner and runners-up by February 15, 2024 
  • Project planning February-March 2024
  • Implementation, starting mid-April 2024, weather permitting

Artist Selection

The submissions will be judged by a select panel of subject-matter experts led by Stefanie Kirkland, artist, and director of programming at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Gallery in St. Louis. The final decision on the winner and runners-up will be made by the Grant’s Farm ownership group.

Prize Money

  • Winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and have the opportunity to implement the mural in spring 2024. All rights to the mural will transfer to the property, though the artist will retain the right to promote their work. Grant’s Farm will pay for all materials necessary to implement the mural. 
  • Two runners-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000 each. 
  • In addition, Grant’s Farm may consider showcasing additional submissions in a virtual exhibition or on merchandise.


Grant’s Farm will pay for all materials necessary, including scaffolding, to implement the artwork. The winning artist will need to provide proof of current insurance and not hold Grant’s Farm liable for any event of injury while implementing the mural.


Grant’s Farm will promote the call for artists as well as the winner and runners-up on social media, its website, newsletter, and in a press release to provide the artists with additional exposure. 

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