Local Muralist Training

Philadelphia Muralist Training Program dates and application available! 

Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Dates: March 2,9,16,23,30, & April 6, 2022
Bonus in person production session TBD.

This application-based opportunity is subsidized by other training offered by the Institute with the goal of building the capacity of artists in Philadelphia. The fee to participate is just $250 per individual and includes some supplies.

Submit your application online here by February 11, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: February 16, 2022
Completion of Registration by: February 21, 2022

This training program is designed for local artists who are representative of the diverse communities of Philadelphia 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:

  • A comprehensive overview of the community mural-making process – from contracts and developing a community engagement strategy to design issues and mural production.
  • Instruction on mural-making techniques, the “cloth” (polytab) method, and production materials and best practices.
  • An opportunity to acquire hands-on skills and share your work.

Space is limited. Applications will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the portfolio and skill level
  • Demonstrated dedication to local, regional Philadelphia, community-based work and issues

Special consideration will be given to:

  • Lived experience as or demonstrated deep allyship with Black, Indigenous, People of Color, queer, trans, disabled, and/or working class folks in Philadelphia.
  • Historical institutional exclusion from traditional spaces of artist training and education.