ART IS ESSENTIAL: Philly Artists Connecting Communities – Deadline Extended

ART IS ESSENTIAL: Philly Artists Connecting Communities – Deadline Extended

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

ART IS ESSENTIAL is a first of its kind, multi-phased program designed to create high-quality, artist-driven and community-informed public art. Artists from across Philadelphia will reimagine how we engage with each other and our communities.

The program is looking for ideas responding to the question ‘What does engagement mean today?’  

Artists interested in re-imagining community-based public art in Philadelphia are encouraged to apply. This first phase will be giving awards to 100 artists of $1000 each for ideas. Ideas can be expressed in any medium from artists at any experience level. 

Full details and how to apply are on ArtIsEssentialPHL.com. Submissions are now being accepted during the program’s first phase for Philadelphia-based artists at any experience level, working in any medium. The requirement is that applicants address the central question of ‘What does engagement mean today?’

A review committee of diverse arts professionals will select 100 exemplary proposals to receive awards of $1,000 each. Later phases will utilize the remainder of program funding to further develop and implement community-centered concepts from the 100 selected proposals.

The deadline to apply is October 7th, 2020.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. They invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Their goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which they believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

About PHDC
PHDC is Philadelphia’s full-service community development organization. Its work includes home repair programs, rental assistance, reactivating public land, and financing affordable housing with the goal of building equitable communities. Each PHDC initiative supports amenities that make Philadelphia neighborhoods great places to live.

Learn more here.

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images.
Emily Brett Lukens
Emily Brett Lukens

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating…

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images. …

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images. …

Rick Salafia
Rick Salafia
Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.
Leah Reynolds
Leah Reynolds

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.…

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.…

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.…

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces.
Sharon Egan
Sharon Egan

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate…

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces. …

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces. …

Jenna Hannum
Jenna Hannum
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