Mural Arts Philadelphia invites photographers and sound artists to apply for the Tacony Learning and Arts Building (LAB) 2017 Autumn Artist Residencies. Two residencies are available: one for photographers and one for sound artists. These 12-week residencies, housed in a storefront arts hub on the Torresdale Avenue Commercial Corridor in Northeast Philadelphia, are a unique opportunity to combine personal practice, community engagement, and the creation of civically-focused public art. Deadline: July 10.
The artist selected for the residency will have access to the LAB studio space for both personal practice and project creation; the space will be shared with LAB art classes and workshops. The artist will receive a total stipend of $4,000, in addition to full funding for materials and supplies associated with project creation. The artist will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours per week on-site in the studio and the Tacony neighborhood. A portion of this time will be devoted to engaging the community through workshops with youth and adults, LAB open houses, relevant community meetings, and similar events.
Visit www.muralarts.org/artist-resources/calls-to-artists for more information, or click here for the full photography application and here for the full sound art application.