Artist Discovery Program


Royal Caribbean International is seeking local Caribbean artists to create art installations on their new ship, Icon of the Seas.

The Royal Caribbean Artist Discovery Program spotlights up-and-coming local artists, showcasing their creativity, talent and culture to the millions of guests that sail with the cruise line each year.

Three artists will be selected to come aboard and create a large-scale mural in one of three marquee locations onboard Icon of the Seas, before the ship sets sail in the Caribbean in January 2024.


Up to $105K
commission budget

ELIGIBILITY: Artist or artist teams living in any of Royal Caribbean’s Caribbean cruise destinations
(3) SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES: Three focal point mural locations onboard the Icon of the Seas


$105K Commission Budget*

The embarkation area is a guest’s first entry point onto the ship. This is where their cruise journey begins!

Two locations, each with two flowing murals (4 total), on the Starboard Side and Port Side of the ship


$50K Commission Budget*

The Royal Promenade serves as the main thoroughfare maintaining a light and fun atmosphere all hours of the day and night.

The mural will span across three decks/floors


$20K Commission Budget*

The Suite Sundeck, a private VIP area for suite guests only, boasts a bar, dining area, and pool.

Two flowing murals will adorn this tranquil suite guest area

Installation location and timeline

Location: Onboard Icon of the Seas in Turku, Finland
Timeline: Installation between June 10th to August 14th, 2023

How to apply

Submit Qualifications (5 Work Samples, CV & Statement)
Deadline: Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
Submit to: [email protected]


By choosing to participate in the open call for art submissions you agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained herein, along with any future terms and amendments. By making a submission you agree to grant Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. all its subsidiaries and affiliates a worldwide perpetual, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free, license to use the submissions including without limitation the right to store, save, publish and display both the art and your name as the artist for any purpose whatsoever. 

 All work submitted must be original, meaning you create the work based on your own ideas. By submitting work, each artist agrees that he or she created it and did not copy it from any other person or organization. Any work that infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights will be disqualified. Artists are responsible for getting any necessary consents or releases from people or for any places or property depicted in all work submitted.  

 Intellectual Property, Ownership and Moral Rights Waiver:

Upon being selected, all artists will be required to assign copyright ownership in the artwork to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will not consider any license proposal for artwork commissioned under this program.
 If selected, all artists will also be required to sign a moral rights waiver under the Visual Artists Rights Act or equivalent. 

All travel, lodging and meals for installation time period to be provided courtesy of Royal Caribbean. 23007596 • 2/9/2023
Royal Caribbean International Cruises