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/