Artist Opportunities

Requests for Qualifications and professional development opportunities for artists will be listed on this page.

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Signature Project: Community 

RFP issued: June 10, 2024
Deadline for initial submissions: July 22, 2024
Interviews with select artists: July 29-August 2, 2024
Project proposals submitted by select artists: August 26, 2024
Final Notification: September 6, 2024
Project Timeline: September 6, 2024 to June 30, 2025

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Paige Phillips
Porch Light Curator / Project Manager


The Porch Light Department at Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking an artist or artist collective to lead a 9-month art project that builds community between individuals with an intellectual disability and/or who are on the autism spectrum disorder. We are looking for projects that have strong programmatic components that culminate in a permanent public artwork. This project is in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), and their ID department focuses on “offering quality support and services so individuals will have choices in their lives, meaningful relationships, and the opportunity to participate in their community as valued citizens.”

The work will unfold within a series of “signature” projects inspired by DBHIDS’s TEC Comprehensive Plan. TEC stands for addressing trauma, achieving equity, and engaging community. Currently, there is an active project at Mural Arts focused on equity, and a project that addressed trauma was already completed. DBHIDS’ goal to engage communities prioritizes “shift(ing) services to become increasingly community-based which will ensure long-term and sustained impacts of programs.” Proposals for this Employment for All themed project of connecting talent to opportunities will be considered favorably.

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Artist Call: Tacony LAB Community Art Center Artist Residency 

Posting Date: May 2, 2024
Application deadline: June 17, 2024 11:59 p.m.
Stipend: $2,000 per month
Department: Tacony Lab

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Mural Arts’ Tacony LAB Community Arts Center is seeking applications for an artist residency to take place Summer/Fall 2024 for a 3 month residency taking place from August 1, 2024 to October 31.

The goal of this artist residency is to create a new public artwork in the Tacony neighborhood while engaging the community in the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center. The Tacony LAB is located at 6918 Torresdale Avenue. The Tacony Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a co-sponsor of this residency and will be responsible for the production and installation of the banners once they are designed.

The final form for this artwork is a series of banners along a 1 mile portion of Torresdale Avenue through the neighborhood of Tacony. The artist will lead a community engagement process that highlights the neighborhood’s uniqueness and will ultimately create graphics which will be printed onto weather-proof materials as well as an exhibition of their work. As part of the residency, artists will spend approximately 8 hours per week at the Tacony LAB or in Tacony. Artists based in the Northeast or with connection to Tacony preferred.

The artist will be paid $6000 for this residency. A material budget of approximately $500 will be available for supplies and engagement. The artist fee will be paid at the end of each month in increments of $2,000.

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