The biennial Global Mural Conference is the exclusive property
of the Global Mural, Arts and Cultural Tourism Association, convened
under the patronage of the Founder Dr Karl Schutz who
continues to invest his time on an honorary basis along with a
management team composed of elected members. Sessional Presidents are appointed after each Global Conference and Dr Gordon Prestoungrange, Baron of Presatoungrange, is serving 2012/ 2014.
The Mission Statement is: To market and publicize the abundant
wealth of artists, towns and cultural events around the
Globe... making this world a better place for all to live
It must be clearly understood that the Conference will
be managed by the host city in cooperation with
the guidance of the Founder and Sessional President of the GMACTA.
The successful bidder must be prepared to underwrite all
costs incurred to hold an orientation meeting with the Founder or Sessional President, hereafter called the Coach & Facilitator, or a appointed
official of the organization's conference committee not
later than 90 days following announcement of the City and
the host organization.
The time of the Coach / facilitator is sponsored by the
GMACTA but it is the responsibility of the host city to meet the reasonable travel expenses, food, and accommodations involved.
Normally, the orientation trip will involve about three
The host organization must also be prepared to introduce
the GMACTA Coach / facilitator to all the assets of the
host city and assist him/her in becoming a good ambassador
for the host organization.
In addition, a mini conference facility must be made available
to accommodate the conference management team during the orientation sessions as well as a free
table for display during the conference.
The host organization agrees not to assess conference fees
to the Founder or Sessional Presaident of the GMACTA.
CRITERIA TO BID ON HOSTING
THE BIENNIAL GLOBAL MURAL CONFERENCE
- Bids will only be accepted from member organizations
of the Global Mural, Arts, and Cultural Tourism Association
in good standing.
- Preliminary notice of intent to submit a bid to host
the next following biennial 'Global Mural Conference' must be received by the GMACTA as
soon as possible, but never later than six months before the immediately upcoming Conference.
Invitations to bid formally on the conference will be e-mailed
to interested organisations not later than 5 months before
the next conference.
- The bidding host city must have at least 6 completed murals
on the date the bid is submitted.
- The host city must have a conference facility which
will comfortably accommodate up to 150 delegates. A downtown
conference facility is preferred.
- Conference facility must be within walking distance
of the city's primary lodging facilities. Preferably to
be one and the same.
- The host organization must have the support of city
government, chamber of commerce, and tourist organizations
within the city.
- The group must assure the financial capability of hosting
the conference by way of written guarantee of co-hosts
or supporting agencies.
- The host organization must guarantee to hold the GMACTA
harmless from any deficit or liability.
- To be awarded the privilege of holding the conference,
the host organization must agree to use the official logo
of the GMACTA on all stationery, signage and other publicity
without exception. The official logo of the GMACTA must
not be modified in any way.
- The conference is to be structured on an entrepreneurial
model and the host organization should budget for a realistic
- The host city/organization must be able to secure their
own funding, open a separate conference bank account,
and agree to share all the financial information of this account
- The host organization agrees to submit a complete financial
statement to the GMACTA following the conference
- After the closing date for accepting bids to hold the
conference, the review committee will prepare a short
list of not more than three candidates which
meet the criteria shown above.
- These candidates will each be invited to make a 20 minute
presentation to the Board of Directors, and all Members present, of the GMACTA on
the opening date of the biennial conference.
- Following the presentations, the Board will hold an
election by secret ballot of all Members present, or show of hands if there is
only one bid.
- The number of votes cast for each candidate
in any ballot will not be made public.