DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 24th, 2017
The Philadelphia International Unity Cup is a cooperative effort between the City of Philadelphia Office of
Immigrant Affairs and the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, comprised of a World Cup style soccer
tournament with teams representing the many diverse immigrant groups across Philadelphia. The tournament
ends with a final championship game in early November.
PROJECT DETAILS: In partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Philadelphia
In partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Philadelphia
Parks & Recreation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, The Mural Arts Program and Small But
Mighty Arts, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup planning team is seeking artists to participate in a creative project to create team banners. Artists will engage local immigrant communities in sharing their visions and inspirations for the creation of a community-inspired images to be added to the team banner designs. The banners will be featured in the Parade of Nations at the final championship game in celebration of the participating teams.
Each artists must attend three (3) collaborative workshops throughout the city, engaging participants in activities and discussion to create ideas for each teams’ banner artwork. Additional staff will be present to facilitate these workshops, so that the artist can participate as a collaborator. Artists will collect community feedback and ideas from these workshops to inform their designs. Each team banner will have a pre-printed set template (ex: Unity Cup logo, country flag/name) and artists’ digitally-designed artwork will be added to a specified section of the banner. Each artist will be responsible for creating between six (6) to eight (8) team banners designs. The designs will undergo one review session, including feedback from the representative team before artists complete their final designs. Artists and the finished banners will be recognized at the opening ceremony for the Philadelphia International Unity Cup final championship game in November.
– Open to emerging and established artists
– Submit online application with brief statement of interest/experience, bio, work samples (4) and contact
– Experience participating in community or group art projects
– Ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities