Artist Resources

Make sure to bookmark this page to visit again for dates and registration info for future training opportunities.

Community Mural-Catalyst Incubator, March 7- April 11, 2022
Schedule: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST on Zoom
(8 to 11 a.m. PST; 5 to 8 p.m. CET)
Dates: March 7,14,21,28, & April 4,11, 2022
Bonus in person production session TBD.

This training is open to artists and cultural workers looking to launch their changemaking, community-driven mural making practice. Each weekly session is led by a team of professional artists and administrators providing Mural Arts Philadelphia’s 35+ years of experience on project planning, community engagement strategy, mural-making techniques and more.
(Global, virtual)

Please pre-register online here by February 16, 2022
Confirmation of Registration and fees due by: February 21, 2022*
*There is a minimum number of students required for the class to take place, so please register early.
The fee to participate is $2,000 per individual and includes some supplies.

Philadelphia Muralist Training Program, March 2- Apr 6, 2022
This training is limited to local Philadelphia artists representative of the diverse communities we serve.
(Local, acceptance by application only)

Single-Session Convenings coming soon:

  • Mural Restoration & Maintenance Practices
  • Alternative Mural Materials: From 3D to ground murals
  • Understanding Insurance for Individual Muralists
  • Promising Practices in Socially Engaged Mural Making, an Introduction

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Other Local (Philadelphia) Resources for Artist Opportunities: 

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) Job Bank
GPCA also has a long list of resources under their “Arts & Culture for Racial Justice” Section opportunities listings page for jobs, grants, calls for artists, etc.
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation’s grants program, and trauma-informed practices training and more for teaching artists
The Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy’s opportunities listings
The Leeway Foundation provides grants and resources serving women and trans community-based artists and cultural producers

The Mural Arts Institute does not provide training in drawing, painting or portfolio development for muralists just starting out. Check out our Arts Education Program (High School level) or look into local programs at places such as Fleisher Art Memorial and other community art centers near you.