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.

Mitch Gillette
Brooke Lanier

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Judy Gelles

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts,…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest in mapping how architecture…

Bridget Purcell

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques…

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques to explore cultural commentary and psychology.…

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques to explore cultural commentary and psychology.…

Leah Macdonald

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

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