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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Tacony LAB Artist Residency 

Deadline: 5 pm EST, Monday, June 25, 2018
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The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center invites visual artists to apply for a 12-week residency, running September 10-December 2. This residency is a unique opportunity to combine personal practice, community engagement, and the creation of civically-focused public art. Designed in the 19th century as a “workers’ utopia” with numerous parks and bordered on the east by the Delaware River, Tacony is a historic, diverse and traditionally industrial neighborhood. The resident artist will work with the neighborhood to develop an art project that brings community members together through collaborative creation, building relationships and encouraging neighborhood pride. The project must have a public visual component outside of the four walls of the LAB.

The artist selected for the residency will have access to the LAB studio space for both personal practice and project creation. The studio space is shared with LAB art classes and workshops. The artist will receive a total stipend of $4,000, in addition to a $2,000 materials and supplies budget for project production. The artist will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours per week on-site in the studio and the Tacony neighborhood. Some of this time will be devoted to engaging the community through workshops and activities with youth and adults. The artist will lead at least three weekday evening or Saturday afternoon adult/teen art workshops, and participate in LAB youth art classes as appropriate. The artist will develop these activities in collaboration with the LAB Project Manager. The artist will also be expected to take part in LAB open houses, relevant community meetings, and similar events. Applicants are encouraged to visit the LAB Facebook page ( to see photos of the LAB and and listings of classes and events.





Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking artists to submit proposals for consideration for a train trestle project on the border of Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. This project and this invitation are a collaboration of Mt. Airy, USA, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Trolley Car Diner, Friends of the Cresheim Trail (FoCT), Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, Chestnut Hill Rotary, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, and Chestnut Hill Business District.

Concept: For over 15 years members of the community have tried to get permission and funding to transform this trestle into a work of art and gateway between Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. It will also serve as the gateway between the urbanism of the city and the green space of the Wissahickon. Now that the City has moved to purchase the trestle over Germantown Avenue, the Cresheim Trail will eventually cross it on its way to Stenton Avenue and Montgomery County. This exciting news provides a perfect hook to give the trestle the gateway attention it deserves.

Project Description: The Cresheim Trail Mural Project is an important innovative creative opportunity. We are looking for an artist who will think beyond just painting the surfaces of the train trestle, to incorporate other mediums such as mosaic or sculptural elements, and who is willing to work with the ideas from the community. The chosen artist will work with the community to develop themes and ideas for the artwork.


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