Everyday Places Artist Partnerships Call for Artists

Everyday Places Artist Partnerships Call for Artists

This Deadline Expired: Friday, March 5, 2021

Barnes WEST​, a collaboration between ​People’s Emergency Center CDC​ and the ​Barnes Foundation​, is offering 5 artist partnership opportunities in West Philadelphia at everyday, neighborhood places like grocery stores, restaurants, corner stores, and parks. West Philly-based social impact artists from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for the Everyday Places Artist Partnerships.

The goal of these opportunities is to provide West Philadelphia residents with spaces to engage in artistic projects that promote ​hope and healing.​ The arts have the power to effect social change by promoting understanding and dialogue about important social issues. ​Social impact artists​ are drivers of change within communities who develop artwork that engages with audiences and invites people to participate with various, relevant themes. Social impact artists demonstrate a history of, and commitment to, working with audiences as active participants in their work.

They are looking for Social Impact Artists and Neighborhood Places to participate.

Social Impact Artist
Barnes West invites artists from all disciplines to submit proposals. Social impact artists will be paired with a neighborhood site. No matter the medium, artists proposals should offer a project that is designed to include neighbors and residents in its creation and implementation. Together the artist and site will build an interactive, participatory project that engages with the specific site and its community.

Learn more in the Call to Artists here and our Facebook event here. Apply here.
Neighborhood Places
Barnes West ​ has identified neighborhood sites that have volunteered to host a social impact artist for 3 months. Artists are also welcome to propose a site they may have a relationship with that is a good fit with the project. Each neighborhood site will feature a placed-based art project at the close of the partnership program.

Barnes West is supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Rick Salafia
Rick Salafia
Brenda Denise Howell
Brenda Denise Howell
Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.
Howard Silberthau
Howard Silberthau

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.…

Won Choi's sculptural forms grow out of the human figure, costume and the natural landscape, often merging together to reveal spiritual meaning, something she realized through meditating on the five Natural Elements.
Won Choi
Won Choi

Won Choi's sculptural forms grow out of the human figure, costume and the natural landscape, often merging together to reveal…

Won Choi's sculptural forms grow out of the human figure, costume and the natural landscape, often merging together to reveal spiritual meaning, something she realized through meditating on the five Natural…

Won Choi's sculptural forms grow out of the human figure, costume and the natural landscape, often merging together to reveal spiritual meaning, something she realized through meditating on the five Natural Elements.…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes.
Jennifer Brinton Robkin
Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

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