Call for Muralist – New Project featuring Black Activist History in Philadelphia

Call for Muralist – New Project featuring Black Activist History in Philadelphia

This Deadline Expired: Friday, April 2, 2021

The Colored Conventions Project and Penn State’s Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk are thrilled to announce their partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia! They are inviting muralists to submit proposals for the first of a series of murals dedicated to the rich history of the little-known Colored Conventions movement, the earliest Black-led movement for civil and political rights—which lasted for well over half a century and was founded in Philadelphia in 1830.

The deadline for applications is April 2nd. The project will run through the summer and carry a $10,000 artist fee. Inquiries and submissions should be directed to community@muralarts.org.

Please share the request for proposals (attached below) with your contacts in the Black art world. They are especially interested in encouraging up-and-coming muralists with a commitment centering Black voices and movements for social justice to submit. They are co-hosting a live zoom informational session on March 29th at 6pm EST for artists to learn more about the Colored Conventions. Please register at: https://forms.gle/d7qiwyaUqe4UzhQCA.

Want to learn more about the convention movement? Visit ColoredConventions.org. More on the RFQ https://bit.ly/ccp-mural-artists. Follow them on twitter at @CCP_org @DigBlk @MuralArts.

Danielle Cartier
Danielle Cartier
Zoe McCarthy
Zoe McCarthy
Wendee enjoys using symbolism, juxtaposition, and irony to create a narrative in her art. She compares & contrasts the identities of women in her work.
Wendee Yudis
Wendee Yudis

Wendee enjoys using symbolism, juxtaposition, and irony to create a narrative in her art. She compares & contrasts the identities…

Wendee enjoys using symbolism, juxtaposition, and irony to create a narrative in her art. She compares & contrasts the identities of women in her work.…

Wendee enjoys using symbolism, juxtaposition, and irony to create a narrative in her art. She compares & contrasts the identities of women in her work.…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making connections between text and textile. In dialogue with the material culture of weaving, she examines how weaving intersects and augments developments in writing, painting, and abstraction. Cords’ work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies.
Annette Cords
Annette Cords

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making…

Nancy Agati
Nancy Agati
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