MTD ART Application

Four selected artists will be featured on the interior overhead panels of every MTD bus for a period of approximately 3 months. A new set will be posted each quarter: November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1.

Current submissions are due by midnight on July 28th! 


  • Established and emerging artists are welcome to apply. 
  • Applicants must be based in Champaign County. 
  • Original artwork must fit appropriately within the format outlined below. 
  • Artwork must be of an appropriate nature for public family-friendly viewing. 
  • All genres, styles, and media will be considered. 


Two sets of 4 works will be selected by a small jury -- 1 set will be featured on the interior overhead panels on every MTD bus starting August 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019 and the second set will be posted on November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.



    - jpeg format
    - each artist may submit up to 3 images (selected images are limited to one per artist per quarter)
    - please name each file as follows “lastname_firstname_01.jpg” - i.e. “smith_jane_01.jpg” 
    - images should be 4725 pixels wide x 2550 pixels high (15.75” x 8.5” - 300 dpi)
    - please complete the online application form and send digital images to 
  • CD, DVD, USB flash drive (clearly labeled with artist’s name) 

If you are unable to provide a digital submission or have difficulty with the formatting listed above, please contact Kelly White at 217.351.9841 or to make alternative arrangements.

Materials can be emailed to or dropped off or sent to:

Kelly White
40 North | 88 West
17 East Taylor Street
Champaign, IL, 61820

The application process is not complete until image files have been received. Please include your name and phone number when submitting your images.

For any questions about MTD Art, please contact Kelly White at, 217.351.9841