Artist Opportunities

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


 

Virtual Artist in Residency Application  

Applications are due by July 26, 2020.

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.

The Kensington Storefront Virtual Artist in Residence (VAIR) will design a 6-month residency program with Porch Light staff that speaks to the current challenges and strengths of the Kensington Community. We are looking for innovative new structures that engage the community during this unprecedented time. The residency is a chance to work more in-depth on a specific project that is engineered to explore one element of community life through the arts, such as housing, overdose awareness, vicarious trauma or youth voices. The goal is to enrich the lives of participants through the arts, and to educate the community about the facet of community life that is explored together.

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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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