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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Community Artist Application 

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Porch Light is a partnership between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. At 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 a work of public art in Kensington based on their community engagement, with the aim of improving and beautifying the neighborhood.

Download the Community Artist Application Here


Request for Public Art Proposal 


The opioid crisis has created divisions within Kensington, and these divisions have been a major part of the public representation of the neighborhood. This public art project will instead focus on where crisis can create unity, particularly within families. Family members go to unbelievable lengths for their loved ones, bringing healing, compassion, and support to those caught in the cycle of relapse and recovery. Their efforts have a profound intergenerational impact, and extend to the communities that surround and overlap with their family.
The goals of the project are:

  • To create a mural or public art project that highlights the strength and support of family networks in the face of the opioid crisis.
  • To give members of the Kensington community the opportunity to create works of art that reflect their experiences with family and neighborhood unity.
  • To get community members excited about creating positive change in Kensington.
  • To connect members of the community with behavioral health services that will increase community and self-efficacy.



Artists: Apply to become a muralist at the link below.

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