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.

Márton Szabó
Márton Szabó
Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in  a  fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.
Lee Muslin
Lee Muslin

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.…

Lee Muslin, guided by intuition, in a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out in her abstract paintings. Visual movement is created as she layers line, shape and texture.…

Mark Thellmann
Mark Thellmann
Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly
Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization dedicated to arts and education for at risk youth. There, Graham developed innovative pilot projects merging Arts and Academics, which were ultimately cited by, then, First Lady Hillary Clinton as a National Model for Arts Education.
Lonnie Graham
Lonnie Graham

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester…

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization…

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization dedicated to arts…

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