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

RFQ: Esperanza Health Center Parking Garage: 2023-24 Fall - Spring 

Application deadline: October 6th, 2023 11:59 p.m.
Timeline: October 2023 to April 2023
Pay: $14,000 ($2000 per month)

Emily Crane, Porch Light Project Manager

Submissions will be accepted through this link

Mural Arts’ Color Me Back (CMB) program is seeking artists to apply for a project to take place over the Fall-Spring 2023-24, October to April 2023.

The goal of this position is to engage the CMB program staff and participants in the creation of a new public art project at the Esperanza Health Center Parking Garage (860 E. Westmoreland Street). For this project, we want to encourage artists who think outside of the box. The location is prone to regular graffiti and a frequent site for other neighborhood challenges. Our goal is to transform the space and add something beautiful to the neighborhood while also increasing feelings of safety and belonging when arriving at the site for services. The artwork could be a mural, but is not limited to that medium.

As part of the application, artists should write a short statement of no more than 500 words about their interest in this project. 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 project will take place for about seven months and will be based at the CMB Kensington Studio.

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Waterway Arts Initiative  

Philadelphia Mural Arts, Philadelphia Water Department, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Released 8/21/2023
Due 9/29/2023

Ryan Strand Greenberg

Submission link

The Waterway Arts Initiative is a new project emerging from a long standing partnership between the Philadelphia Water Department and Mural Arts, focused on nurturing connections between residents and local waterways. Organizers Phoebe Bachman and Ryan Strand Greenberg will work with a project team and partnering institutions to develop a creative project that draws on the power of multi-disciplinary storytelling and research to raise awareness of key flooding issues in the Philadelphia region. This year’s initiative is focused on Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, consistently among the most impacted areas for topographic and infrastructure-related flooding over the last several decades.

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