Artist Opportunities

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


RFQ: 3624 Market Street Public Art Opportunity 

Deadline December 31, 2020

Wexford Science + Technology, the University City Science Center, Ventas, People’s Emergency Center CDC, 3624 Condo Association and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on the installation of a wall artwork in the vicinity of uCity Square in West Philadelphia. The artwork will be a painted mural at 3624 Market Street, on a wall that faces a pedestrian through-block passage and is a few steps away from a pocket park called Innovation Plaza.

The artwork is part of a broader placemaking initiative throughout the uCity Square area. The mural at 3624 Market Street would highlight a connection between uCity Square and the Penn campus and build on the themes of Innovation Plaza. Concurrent with this project, a printed mural will be commissioned for 3701 Market Street on a wall facing Pivot Park. Also, a pop-up street mural is planned for a newly constructed segment of 37th Street that connects to Lancaster Avenue. These concurrent projects provide an opportunity for collaboration in community engagement and potentially for creative direction.

Art has been and continues to be a foundation of the uCity Square neighborhood through collaboration with the Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art Program, the Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center’s BioArt Residency program in 2017. More information about the history of art at uCity Square can be found here. The project is expected to begin early in 2021 and to be completed by June 30, 2021. One artist will be selected
for this opportunity. It is being facilitated by Mural Arts Philadelphia on behalf of the project partners

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Virtual Community Artist Application  

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until further notice.

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 (“The Kensington Storefront”), Porch Light is working with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation and Prevention Point to make a community space where neighbors can create art and connect with resources to live a better, healthier life.

Kensington Storefront Virtual Community Artists (VCAs) will create bold new structures for engaging the Kensington community virtually (or through safely-conducted outdoor programming), using the arts. During this intense time, trauma awareness and collective meaning-making is more important than ever. VCAs will provide programs (offered to all community members free of charge) where they will be able to reflect on their experiences, build relationships with their neighbors, and learn a new modality in the arts. We are especially interested in public engagement that uses the arts to help participants reacclimate to busy schedules after the stay-at-home order, and to redefine “normal” life. Out of this public engagement, VCAs will create a work of public art in Kensington based on their community engagement, with the aim of improving and beautifying the neighborhood. All modalities welcome: music, theater, dance, photography, mixed mediums, storytelling, etc.

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