Funding, fostering and elevating the important work of Black artists

Applications for the 2021 Fellowship have now closed.  

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists. Add yourself to the Mural Arts Philadelphia mailing list for future opportunities and to learn about the 2021 Fellows.


The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists is designed to fund, foster and elevate the important work of Black artists residing within the City of Philadelphia. The 2020 fellowship cohort included painters, photographers, glass blowers, filmmakers and more!

This Fellowship will support 20 artists of any medium with $2,000 in unrestricted funding. Mural Arts will highlight Fellows across our channels, and connect them to a network of local and international artists. Fellows also receive Financial Planning sessions courtesy of sponsor TD Bank as well as dedicated evaluative sessions with curators from Rush Arts Philadelphia, HAHA Magazine, and to assess individual needs.

Check back for information on the 2022 Fellowship.

The Fellowship is open to African-American or Black artists of all mediums residing in Philadelphia.


Ginger Rudolph, HAHA Magazine
Noah Smalls, Rush Arts Philadelphia

Media Partner 

Conrad Benner,


2021 Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists, presented by TD Bank