Artist Opportunities


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

Interested in joining our staff? Check our Careers page for Mural Arts Philadelphia staff positions.

Staff Openings at Mural Arts

Muralist Training Program dates and application available! 

Deadline: December 7, 2022

Zoom dates: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, & Feb 7, 14, 21, 2023; 5:30-8:30 pm.
Bonus in-person production session: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Participation fee: $250 local (BIPOC), $500 local, $2,000 Non-local artists

This training program is designed for artists who are representative of the diverse communities of Philadelphia and beyond and are interested in adapting their skills to public community-based mural making. It offers a cohort-based experience where artists learn and explore together.

The local/local BIPOC artist experience is subsidized by other programming offered by the Mural Arts Institute with the goal of building the capacity of artists in Philadelphia. Scholarships are available upon request and a childcare stipend is available for the in-person session on Saturday, February 25.
All participants will receive a small trial-set of mural-making supplies.

Contact institute@muralarts.org with any questions, and sign up to receive the Institute’s quarterly newsletter with updates on learning initiatives, workshops, and news from the field of participatory socially-engaged public art.

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Artist Residency Winter- Spring 2023 

Deadline: 11:59 pm EDT, December 5, 2022

Mural Arts Tacony LAB Community Arts Center is seeking artists to apply for an artist residency to take place Winter/Spring 2023, February 2023 to April 2023.

The goal of this artist residency is to create new public art in the Tacony/Lower Northeast area while engaging the community in the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center.

As part of the application, artists should write a short statement of no more than 500 words about their interest in this residency. While applicants are welcome to use this section to suggest possible projects, it is not required. Applicants are encouraged to discuss why this project is of interest to them, and how it may fit with their work.

The residency will take place for three months and will be based at Mural Arts Philadelphia Tacony LAB Community Arts Center, where the artist/s selected for the residency will have access to the Tacony LAB studio space for both personal practice and project creation as well as community engagement events.

If you have any questions, please email tacony@muralarts.org.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Implicit Bias Art Project 

The submission deadline date has been extended to 5pm Monday, December 5, 2022.

A public art project that will inspire an internal and external examination of implicit bias.

Beginning Fall 2022

Theme: Implicit Bias Against Men and Boys of Color

The focus of this project will be how implicit bias has been focused on and experienced by black men and boys, while recognizing that implicit bias impacts all marginalized groups.
We are seeking an artist, or artist team that can help conceptualize and lead community processes that involve art-making, discussion and the creation of a public art project. Overall, the project should encourage and empower self-introspection as well as recognition of how implicit bias affects the cultures of our communities, workplaces, and educational systems.

Artists working in all forms of expression are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact artistrelations@muralarts.org

Download Full RFQ (PDF)