Artist Opportunities

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


RFQ: The GIANT Company Mural Project A mural project about Food Justice in Philadelphia 

Deadline: 5 pm EDT, April 19, 2021
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1. Introduction
Theme: Food Justice is Racial Justice
Mural Arts Philadelphia is proud to partner with The GIANT Company on a major project about the intersection between food justice and racial justice. This project seeks to engage organizations, activists and communities working towards equity in Food Justice. We will explore connections between food systems and racial injustice to shed a wider light on a critical question: How can we transform our food systems into equitable engines for healthy, empowered communities?


We are seeking artists to create a permanent mural that reflects on the theme of food justice and is explored through a community engagement process. This mural will be installed at the underpass on 23rd St. between Market and Arch Streets and will be approximately 4,000 square feet.


This project is open to artists or artist teams who have experience in public art and/or community engagement. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Artists must be citizens of the U.S. or have U.S. work authorization.

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Applications must be received by Monday, April 19, 2021, at 5 p.m. EDT.


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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