Artist Opportunities


Micro-Grant Deadline Coming Up Soon (And a New Workshop!)


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 Bartol 2021 Teaching Artist Micro-Grants

Deadline: This Sunday, February 14 at 5 PM

The Bartol Foundation will make Teaching Artist Micro-Grant awards of $500 to teaching artists.  Complete community-based arts education projects that are underway and/or support your own professional development during the Coronavirus pandemic and uprisings against systemic racism. More information here.



Accessible Tools for Online Learning

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:00 AM

Led by Art-Reach, this workshop is designed for teaching artists and other arts educators to provide tools to manage teaching all students in virtual/online platforms.  There will be significant time for questions and conversation. Additional resources and an invitation to participate in monthly zoom meetups will be shared.  Register here.



THIS FRIDAY! Register now for this professional development event for music educators!

Join your fellow music teaching artists on Friday, February 12th from noon – 3 p.m for a virtual professional development event hosted by Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth.  The convening will bring together music teachers from the School District of Philadelphia and many other local schools, and out-of-school time music teachers.  Philadelphia-area music teaching artists will be eligible for a small stipend for attending.  The amount (a maximum of $25/hour) will depend on the number of teaching artists who attend.  Teaching artists will be contacted after the event for payment.  

More information and registration here while there is still room!


Applications are now open for Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers in greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects.  Deadline is March 1, 2021.  More information here.



Senior Art Director, Digitas Health

Artist Teacher, Yes! And….Collaborative Arts

Studio Production Artist, The Creative Group



CHECK OUT OUR NEW RESOURCE PAGE! Catch up on Bartol happenings! Watch our Teaching Artist Spotlight Videos and Teaching Artist Tips here. And learn more about the Bartol community in our blogs here.  

Culture in Neighborhoods: Due Jan 3,2020

Part of the Arts in Action program, Culture in Neighborhoods transforms Philadelphia’s public indoor spaces into neighborhood hubs of creativity. The initiative brings free, creative experiences to the City of Philadelphia’s Community Schools, neighborhood libraries, Recreation Centers and Older Adult Centers.

OACCE partners with the Mayor’s Office of Education, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to present free arts and cultural activities, including theatrical and musical performances, dance instruction, art-making, and much more.

To see examples of Culture in Neighborhoods events, and other free events made possible by grants through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, click here.

We welcome artistic organizations, creative individuals, and site leaders to propose events, performances, and activities to take place in these neighborhood spaces.

Download the Culture in Neighborhoods proposal guidelines here.

Current Opportunities

Culture in Neighborhoods Event Proposals:
Apply Online | Proposals will be accepted until January 3, 2020 for events that will take place between August 2019 – February 2020.
Please submit your proposal as early as possible prior to the date of your event.
Beginning in 2020, proposals will be accepted during two application seasons – January/February for events occurring between March – August 2020, and in March/April for events occurring between September 2020 – February 2021

Call for Creative Talent | Rolling Deadline

Feed The Need-Nurturing the Mind, Soul and Body 

Submit work by: February 29,2020

In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) and to raise awareness of the importance of a great education and nutrition, PMCS will partner with My Daughter’s Kitchen to create a unique fundraising and awareness opportunity combining the talents of Philadelphia artists, distinguished culinary leaders and educators during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

 Artists will design a one of a kind lunch box and submit work* to PMCS by February 29, 2020. All lunch boxes will be put on display for the public to vote on their favorite design. Lunch boxes will then be filled with culinary and cultural gift certificates and auctioned off at the PMCS anniversary celebration in April. The winning lunch box will be announced at PMCS’s 15th Anniversary dinner. 



Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists

Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
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New! Workshops and Trauma Training Application Open!


Proposal Writing 101 for Teaching Artists
Tuesday, December 10 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Are you thinking of applying for a Bartol Teaching Artist Micro-Grant or another funding opportunity?  If so, join Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Bartol Foundation, for this introductory workshop on how to craft strong grant proposals that clearly translate your vision and programs.  More info and register here.


Storiez: Creating Narratives with Urban Youth Impacted by Trauma
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop will combine theory and practice using the Storiez approach developed by Dr. Meagan Corrado and narrative as a strategy for healing trauma.  Designed for teaching artists working in community settings, Dr. Corrado will give an overview of how trauma impacts urban young people and brief context on treatment approaches.  Participants will use the Storiez process in the creation of their own collage narratives although the process can be applied to other art forms.  Artists in all disciplines are welcome.  More info and register here.

Apply now for our Spring Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists Training!

Any artist working in community settings will encounter young people who have been impacted by trauma.  Join us for our next cohort of  this 20-hour training in trauma-informed practice for teaching artists beginning February 29, 2020.  Application closes December 9, 2019.
More information and apply here.



Great News! Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and LiveConnections are excited to announce a new program, The Philadelphia Lullaby Project. They are planning to form a small roster of Philadelphia teaching artists who will work alongside parents to write personal lullabies for their babies. They are inviting interested and experienced artists to apply for auditionand interview. 

Teaching Artists Position – Violin and Clarinet, Play on Philly.  More information and apply here.

YAW Teaching Artist (Interior Design for Grades 9-12) – Moore College of Art & Design, More information and apply here.



CHECK OUT OUR NEW RESOURCE PAGE! Catch up on Bartol happenings! Watch our Teaching Artist Spotlight Videos and Teaching Artist Tips here. And learn more about the Bartol community in our blogs here.  


Any artist working in community settings will encounter young people who have been impacted by trauma.  While teaching artists rarely have details access to a participant’s personal history, there are tools they can use to identify a young person who is potentially trauma-impacted and strategies that they can employ to accommodate and engage that young person.  Join Christina Marrero, art therapist and teaching artist,  to learn basic concepts of trauma and an overview of how you can become more trauma-informed…

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Exploring Contemporary World Cultures 

Monday, October 21 @ 9:30 AM12:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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The work of contemporary artist in any art form can act as a door to understanding world cultures beyond folk or traditional arts.   Lisa Volta, teaching artist for Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, spotlights contemporary Arab artists as a way to explore history, cultural context, and specific artistic techniques.  Marissa Kennedy, teaching artist for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, uses writing prompts that encourage students to share their personal experiences.  These two teaching artists will collaborate on this bookmaking and writing workshop while investigating how…

Submission dates: March 1-June 1, 2019
Two artists will win $5000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions
December 12,2019-February 29, 2020.

Entry Fee: $30 (maximum 10 images)

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VELOCITY FUND GRANT                                            DUE:June 7, 2019
The Velocity Fund directly supports artists throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. These projects should be experimental in nature and explore collaborative processes between artistic genres, leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse. The deadline to apply is June 7, 2019.

We have a series of upcoming information sessions to support those with questions about the application process. A list of these sessions can be found here. Additionally, we are happy to answer any of your questions by email at

Please share this opportunity with your networks and encourage them to apply!

Temple Contemporary
Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street
Phila. PA. 19107

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Guidelines and applications for the 2019 Art and Change Grant and Transformation Award are now available on our site!

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects.

Review the full guidelines and application for the Art and Change Grant.

The Leeway Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans artists and cultural producers living Greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.

Review the guidelines and application for the Leeway Transformation Award.

Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
New Workshops! New Work!     Books & Words: Bookbinding & Poetry
Workshop: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Free
Interested in adding or expanding the literacy component of your teaching artistry? Join Candy Alexandra González (a Latinx paper-maker, print-maker, book artist and young poet) in this hands-on session for teaching artists who want to incorporate simple bookbinding and poetry writing into their teaching practice. Artists in all disciplines are welcome.More information and register here.

TA Play Date: Let’s Put on a Show! Theatre in 60 Minutes
Monday, January 28, 2019; 5:30-7:00 PM
Although we may value process over product, we often have to create a culminating event that showcases our students’ work. Led by master teaching artist, Maureen Sweeney and tech teaching artist, Raven Buck, this session will share quick (and cheap) strategies to create a theatre piece in 60 minutes. Open to all teaching artists! More information and register here.

Black Star Films- Sundance Producing Lab
Are you an emerging nonfiction producer? Apply for Sundance’s Creative Producing Lab & Fellowship! As an artist-focused fellowship, the Creative Producing Lab is designed to hone producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communication and problem-solving skills.Fellows attend an intensive five-day residential retreat at the Sundance Resort in Utah, participating in intimate work sessions focused on story, financing, distribution, and more! Post-Lab fellows receive $10,000 in grant support for costs of living and unsupported costs of project development.
Eligible candidates may apply online until Thursday, February 12, 2019 at 5pm PST. Click here to start your application!

Monument Lab National Fellows Program
Fellowship Applications are due by Sunday, November 18, 2018 by 11:59pm ESTMonument Lab invites applications for the inaugural Monument Lab National Fellows Program. The program is supported by a grant from the Surdna Foundation and presented in partnership with Slought. This fellowship will support individuals around the country whose ongoing projects address long term inequities in monuments and engage new creative approaches to public art, history, and memory.
Fellows will engage in activities that are meant to build capacity for their own projects, workshop ideas, and form alliances across the cohort and multiple cities. The fellows will virtually meet four times during the fellowship, contribute several dispatches to the Monument Lab website/podcast, and participate in an in-person symposium in Philadelphia in Spring 2019.Who Can Apply:
There are two categories of Monument Lab Fellows: civic practitioners and high school students.Applications are welcome from civic practitioners including: artists, activists, scholars, journalists, filmmakers, architects, designers, planners, archivists, historic preservationists, data scientists, and others working across the country in their own local contexts interested in engaging the national movement to critically update and impact the monumental landscape. Emerging, independent, and underrepresented practitioners are encouraged to apply.Applications are also welcome from high school students around the country with existing projects that use art, activism, history, journalism, and other tools to approach monuments in their communities.For this round of applications, we will select five civic practitioners and three high school student fellows. At least 1 fellow from each category will be selected from the Philadelphia area.
Civic Practitioner Fellows will receive a $2,500 award. High School Student Fellows will receive a $1,000 award. Travel stipends will be issued in addition to award payments to cover the costs of visiting Philadelphia to participate in the Spring 2019 symposium.

Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

Get moving with our Fall Workshops!
Teaching Artist Play Date: Mindfulness Movement
Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 4:30-6:00 pm
Join Gracianna Coscia-Collins (Education Manager at Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers) for a mindfulness-based movement experience. Inspired by Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin’s CHI Awareness Practice, this play date will focus on dancing that incorporates breath, awareness, and self-reflection into your teaching practice through new movement tools and resource guides for your own self-care as well as for your students. Come ready to move and have fun! More info and register here. from our Trauma-Informed Practice Training
We are finishing up our first class of 12 teaching artists who are part of our training in trauma-informed practice. You can follow their journey with weekly updates from our blog. Start here and scroll for each week’s post.

Job Opportunities!!  posted l0/23/l8
Fleisher is looking to hire a full time Operations Manager and a part time Visitors Service Assistant.         More info here:

Visitor Services Assistant

Fleisher is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Assistant to work approximately 10-15 hours a week to help students and visitors at our lobby entrance desks. Visitor Services Assistants interact with students and faculty members on a daily basis in answering questions, assisting with the registration process, directing phone calls, and administering surveys.


Application Deadline: November 30th, 2018
Selection Announcement: Late December, 2018
Exhibition Run Dates: July 7th, 2019 – July 28th 2019
Opening Reception: July 7th, 6pm – 8pm
Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) is a non-profit art gallery that provides artists with community and growth through exhibitions and programs. DVAA was founded in 1931 by a community of artists and creatives focused on capturing the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. Like Leonardo, we ask big questions, ponder complex ideas, experiment with form and create new ways of engaging with and sharing our art.DVAA has been funded by Joseph Robert Foundation to host one solo exhibition and one curatorial opportunity for underserved or underrepresented artists. The fully funded exhibition opportunities are reserved for Philadelphia-based artists over the age of 18 that use their practice to explore social, political, or cultural content. The selected emerging and/or under-represented artists will receive a $200 stipend and have access to DVAA office resources and space to develop their show. They will also work alongside DVAA’s Exhibition Coordinator to oversee, advise, and install the exhibition.These opportunities are often limited to those who work or exist within the art institutional bubble, however, we are trying to reach out beyond our current limitations in hopes that we can provide two artists with opportunities they would otherwise not have access to. More information on these opportunities can be found here:

APPLICATION Deadline: Sunday, September 9The Bartol Foundation is collaborating with Small But Mighty Arts to make ten, $500 micro-grants to teaching artists to complete a confirmed or ongoing community-based project. Read more about the guidelines and get ready to apply.Wednesday, August 29
application re-opensWeek of September 17
micro-grant recipients notifiedSee full application requirements and details at


Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

Job Opportunities

Astral Artists has an opening for Program & Community Partnerships Manager

PhillyCAM is hiring a full-time Community Engagement Director


Artist Grant: Due June 1, 2018

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is seeking artists to occupy its 14 artist studio spaces at Cherry Street Pier this summer.

Philadelphia’s new Cherry Street Pier will be 55,000 square feet of mixed-use public space created for and by the community. With support from Knight Foundation, the Pier will be a market, workspace, venue and park, equitably shared and enriched by residents and visitors alike.

Construction has begun on the Pier, and applications are open for artists to occupy a studio space within the pier. Applications are due by Friday, April 13.

To learn more about Cherry Street Pier, . Email with any questions.

The DRWC is also looking for opportunities to work with individuals and organizations around the city to create public exhibitions, installations and programming at the Pier. If you’re interested in partnering, please email them at

Pennsylvania Council of the Arts

Preserving Diverse Cultures Grant Deadline

Community-Based Engagement Project Letter of Interest Due Date – Friday, April 6, 2018

2018/2019 Preserving Diverse Cultures Division guidelines are available on the PCA website –
The Preserving Diverse Cultures Division of the PA Council on the Arts is offering funding opportunities to individuals and organizations within African American, Latino, Asian, Asian American, Native American and Hispanic (ALANAH) communities in Pennsylvania.

The Preserving Diverse Cultures (PDC) Division of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) supports the creation, development and stabilization of organizations, programs and
projects whose mission and artistic work are deeply rooted in and reflective of the African American, Latino, Asian, Asian American, Native American and Hispanic (ALANAH) perspectives. The applicant’s programs and staff are representative of those communities.

Please contact Dana Payne at to RSVP or for more information.

Dana M. Payne I Program Director
Preserving Diverse Cultures, Folk & Traditional Arts, Dance

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
216 Finance Building I Harrisburg, PA 17120
Office: 717.525.5544 I Fax: 717.783.2538 I

ARTIST OPEN CALL from the Barnes
Let’s Connect
Open for Registration
What happens when Philly’s artists take on the Barnes? Let’s Connect is a new project that invites artists, curators, and the Philly community to take part in an exhibition at the Barnes! In collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Learn more, register, or pass it on #letsconnectphilly

4/28–5/29, Philadelphia
Bring Your Own Musical Story to Life

Free Workshops with the PRISM Quartet, and composer/percussionists Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring Philadelphia composers to collaborate with virtuoso musicians in residence at the Parkway Central and Joseph E. Coleman libraries. Co-presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia and PRISM Quartet, Inc.

Space is limited, so sign up now!
Registration (required) is open through April 11, 2018.
Workshops begin April 28, 2018.
To register, and for a complete schedule and information, visit
Questions about the workshops or registration? Email

Stockton Bartol Foundation


Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist Series: Promoting Your Signature Lessons

Wednesday, March 7 @ 10:00 AM12:30 PM


How do you develop your signature lessons to make your arts education offerings stand out? Led by Michelle Angela Ortiz, Program Consultant at the Bartol Foundation and experienced Teaching Artist, you will choose your signature lesson and learn to communicate clearly your curriculum goals, identify your themes, and select your target audience. During this session, we will work through the template, give you time to tailor your lesson description, and then pair you up with your peers to get suggestions…

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Feedback that Nurtures: Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process

Sunday, March 25 @ 12:00 PM3:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Co-sponsored by Tyler School of Art/Temple University How do you structure feedback for your participants that goes beyond “I liked it” to supportive and energizing observations?  Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) is a widely-recognized method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. In use for over 20 years, the Process has been embraced by artmakers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, museums and more. it has…

155th Annual Exhibition 
of Small Oil Paintings (Philadelphia, PA)

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deadline: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Apply now to be a part of Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 155th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings.

Open to all Visual Artists: CFEVA’S NewCourtland Artist Fellowship (Philadelphia, PA)

deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland, is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, ten artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia


Small But Mighty Arts and the Stockton-Rush Bartol Foundation are looking for an Artist Engagement Fellow who has experience with video filming and an outgoing personality. The Artist Engagement Fellow will gather valuable feedback from artists about their work through video interviews and surveys, and engage artists at select organization events.
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Apply by Thursday, February 8. Send cover letter and resume to

Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street
Phila. PA. 19107

Understanding Taxes for Artists
We kick off 2018 with a series of three free workshops on Understanding Taxes for Artists with Christianne Kapps.

Monday, January 29: 6:00-8:00pm
Vision Driven Artists at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
Learn more (no RSVP required).

Thursday, February 22: 5:30-7:30pm
Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832)
RSVP here.

Thursday, March 15: 12:00-2:00pm
CultureWorks (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320)
RSVP here.

Attendees who are Leeway grant recipients or current CultureWorks members will receive a free 15-minute individual session with Christianne.


Contact Lori Waselchuk at or call 215.232.5678.

Spread the Word
You may have heard about our upcoming Women’s Mobile Museum, in collaboration with renowned South African artist and activist, Zanele Muholi. The project seeks to address the barriers preventing women from becoming engaged in the arts, beginning with a paid media arts apprenticeship for ten self-identifying women.

Applications are being accepted through January 15, from women who meet the following criteria:
At least 18-years of age
Living in Philadelphia
Strong interest in learning photography, video production, exhibition and graphic design
Have experienced limited or no access to professional training or higher education
Can commit to a year-long professional training and media arts project

Interested, or know someone who might be? Get more details and pick up an application at one of our upcoming informational sessions:
Saturday, January 6, 11:00am @ PPAC
Monday, January 8, 3:00pm @ Juniata Park Boys & Girls Club
1001 E. Cayuga Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Wednesday, January 10, 10:00am @ Dixon House
1920 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia PA 19145
For questions, contact Lori Waselchuk at or call 215.232.5678.