Calls to Artists

RFP’s and RFQ’s for project specific work will be listed on this page, as those opportunities become available.

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Artist-in-Residence Opportunity with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney  

Deadline: August 30

This collaborative team is seeking an artist to participate in a 6 to 9-month residency that will culminate with work(s) of art that explore the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system. The created work(s) and programming would exist in the public sphere and/or in the DA’s office, offering the public and the members of the DA’s office the opportunity to gather and engage in direct dialogue with the art and issues in both informal and organized forums.
This groundbreaking opportunity will be one of the Activating Art and Advocacy projects funded by Art for Justice. This multi-year initiative created by philanthropist Agnes Gund in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors seeks to turn art into action with the intent to reform the criminal justice system.

Full RFQ (PDF)

The Heart of Kensington  

Deadline: August 9

Budget (including artists’ fees): $25,000

Mural Arts Philadelphia, together with Impact Services, is seeking an artist (or collaborative team) to create a creative placemaking project in and around the Kensington and Allegheny (K&A) commercial corridor. The artwork created is part of a five-year initiative, Heart of Kensington (HOK), to build social cohesion and bolster resiliency in Kensington through an intersection of public art, behavioral health, youth engagement, and workforce development.

The artwork will be executed in the service of promoting the K&A commercial corridor as a vibrant community hub. The form of artwork created is open to the discretion of the artist but should contain visual touch points that enliven the corridor.  The development and creation of the artwork will be executed alongside Impact Service’s community engagement efforts and the HOK project partners. Additionally, we are looking for an artist (or collaborative team) who will engage residents throughout the entire process. Currently, we anticipate choosing one artist (or collaborative team) that will execute the project between July through the fall and winter.

Full RFP (PDF)

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