Funding, fostering and elevating the important work of Black artists

2024 Fellowship  

The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists was designed in 2020 to fund, foster, and elevate the important work of emerging Black artists residing within the City of Philadelphia. This year, the Fellowship will support 15 artists of any medium with $2,000 in unrestricted funding to support their art practice. In addition to the financial award, this year’s fellows will have the option to access:

  • Networking opportunities convening past and present fellowship cohorts, local artists and art professionals
  • Career development workshops
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • 1:1 consultations with renowned curators
  • Opportunities to create new work


The Fellowship is open to African-American or Black artists residing in Philadelphia who have not worked for Mural Arts Philadelphia in a Lead Artist capacity within a year of their application date.

  • Artists must live or work in the greater Philadelphia area
  • Artists must Identify as Black, African American, or be identified as part of the African Diaspora
  • Artists must have a current artistic practice, as evidenced by the materials submitted

The 2024 Application period has now closed. Check back here for future opportunities.


Ginger Rudolph, Curator – HAHA Magazine
Noah Smalls, Curator – Rush Arts Philadelphia


The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists is presented by TD Bank.