Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists 2021

Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists 2021

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists is designed to fund, foster and elevate the important work of Black artists residing within the City of Philadelphia. The 2020 fellowship cohort included painters, photographers, glass blowers, filmmakers and more!

This Fellowship will support 20 artists of any medium with $2,000 in unrestricted funding. Mural Arts will highlight Fellows across their channels, and connect them to a network of local and international artists. Fellows also receive Financial Planning sessions courtesy of sponsor TD Bank as well as dedicated evaluative sessions with curators from Rush Arts Philadelphia, HAHA Magazine, and StreetsDept.com to assess individual needs.

Timeline
Applications due by Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Awardees will be contacted by April 30, 2021.

Eligibility
The Fellowship is open to African-American or Black artists of all mediums residing in Philadelphia.

Curators 

Ginger Rudolph, HAHA Magazine
Noah Smalls, Rush Arts Philadelphia

Media Partner 

Conrad Benner, StreetsDept.com

Laura Demme
Laura Demme
Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years.  Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often whimsical mentality have always infused her drawings with a lush  and personal aura.  The combination of rich and unexpected hues and gestures with sometimes questioning formats give the work an unforgettable presence.
Val Rossman
Val Rossman

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone…

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with…

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often…

Elynne Rosenfeld
Elynne Rosenfeld
I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP!   We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t there before. I come from a long line of activists and art lovers. My grandmother was in the Red army in Russia, immigrated here and marched with the suffragettes. My mother was a Democratic committee woman in a Republican neighborhood getting doors slammed in her face. My art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. People in the news inspire me... their movement, their expression, their passion for change. Look at the eyes of my portraits. What do they see?  What have they seen?  What are they feeling?   Happiness, sadness, fear, defiance, courage... each has their own story. My paintings are like family members. There is an emotional part of me in every painting. When they sell, I feel a loss. I go back and look at the images to keep them close.
Barbara Shelly
Barbara Shelly

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

Rohaan Unvala
Rohaan Unvala
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