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Community Artist Application: Kensington Hub 

Porch Light and the Kensington Hub

Porch Light is a partnership between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. In our storefront at 2774 Kensington Avenue, Porch Light is working with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Prevention Point, and Impact Services to make a community space where neighbors can create art and connect with resources to live a better, healthier life.

Porch Light Community Artists will offer visitors a free program or programs where they will be able to reflect on their experiences, build relationships with their neighbors, and learn how to make art. We are especially interested in public engagement that uses art to help participants cope with and recover from trauma. Out of this public engagement, Community Artists will create works of public art in Kensington based on their community engagement, with the aim of improving and beautifying the neighborhood.

Teaching Artist Responsibilities

  • With support from storefront and Porch Light staff, Community Artists will:
    • Engage the community in ways that encourage individual creativity, improve
      health and wellness, and create community connection.
    • Produce a local work of public art out of this community engagement.
    • Work with staff members to create a safe and positive atmosphere while at the
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