Artist-in-Residence Opportunity with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney

Artist-in-Residence Opportunity with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney

This Deadline Expired: Friday, August 30, 2019

Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP), a public art program committed to generating public impact through artistic processes, is collaborating with Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP) — which brings together newly elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility — to create a new artist-in-residence program at the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney. As Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney, Larry Krasner has garnered national acclaim for his ambitious and progressive efforts to reform Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, working fearlessly to shift the goals and dialogue around criminal justice towards a system that seeks to do justice, enhance accountability and promote alternatives to incarceration and punitive responses.

This collaborative team is seeking an artist to participate in a 6 to 9-month residency that will culminate with work(s) of art that explore the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system. The created work(s) and programming would exist in the public sphere and/or in the DA’s office, offering the public and the members of the DA’s office the opportunity to gather and engage in direct dialogue with the art and issues in both informal and organized forums.

This groundbreaking opportunity will be one of the Marrying Art and Advocacy projects funded by Art for Justice. This multi-year initiative created by philanthropist Agnes Gund in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors seeks to turn art into action with the intent to reform the criminal justice system.

Find out more here: https://www.muralarts.org/artist-resources/calls-to-artists/

Leslie Atik
Leslie Atik
Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and family relationships, and the way personal history resides within the larger arc of time. Her current work is about our extraordinary historical moment, when climate crisis threatens all life on earth, and climate justice offers the possibility of global transformation to a just and equitable world. Her visual language of a seamless world of people, animals, and place, is the language of the interconnection of all life on earth. Flexer’s paintings speak about climate in a language personal enough for people to hear it. Her goal is to inspire people to action. She hopes to connect people to themselves and each other, so each person can find their place in the mass movement necessary to create a sustainable future. In this way, she sees her paintings aspart of the great web of healing she deeply believes can save our planet.
Mindy Flexer
Mindy Flexer

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and…

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and family relationships, and the way personal history resides within the larger arc…

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and family relationships, and the way personal history resides within the larger arc of time. Her current…

Margery Amdur, international artist, transforms easily accessible materials into mixed-media constructions where abstraction, tactility, and representation intersect.
Margery Amdur
Margery Amdur

Margery Amdur, international artist, transforms easily accessible materials into mixed-media constructions where abstraction,…

Margery Amdur, international artist, transforms easily accessible materials into mixed-media constructions where abstraction, tactility, and representation intersect.…

Margery Amdur, international artist, transforms easily accessible materials into mixed-media constructions where abstraction, tactility, and representation intersect.…

Adina Segal
Adina Segal
Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.
Nazanin Moghbeli
Nazanin Moghbeli

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.…

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.…

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.…

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