Call for Artists

Current Artist Opportunities are listed below.

Call for Resistance Artists! – Deadline June 15th

The Painted Bride and One Art Community Center are interested in muralists or sculpture artists who work with repurposed materials, and are interested in creating a piece in collaboration with One Art’s outdoor space in West Philadelphia. One Art has both indoor and outdoor space for the artist to work in, and values themes of ecological and environmental sustainability, food and community.  Here is a link to the website with more information about how the space is used.  Consider visiting the site so you have a clear idea of how you want to work in the space!

One Art Community Center aims to provide an inspirational space and programming which embraces and embodies positive values through the arts, education, cultural, and community engagement. Our programs facilitate holistic healing, foster environmental sustainability, cultivate collaborative partnerships, and promote collective growth and unity within the community.  Artists should create a permanent or semi-permanent outdoor piece to be completed by the end of their agreed-upon residency period.

Educational Component
Artists should include in their project description a proposal for 2 community workshops to happen in the space during their time in residence. Experience in teaching artistry is not necessary, and One Art is flexible about what the workshop entails.

What is Resistance Garden?
Resistance Garden is a project that recognizes the role that locally grown food and cultivation of our natural environment play in resisting colonialist culture and capitalism.  We use art to bring attention to this work and bring attention to that which may often be overlooked.

Arising from the desire to critically examine and redefine our relationships with nature, farming, food politics, and the historical use of plants and herbs across different cultures, the Painted Bride is developing a Resistance Garden project with the arts and humanities functioning as the intersection of all these themes. Our initial outreach and meetings with organizations and individuals across the city has led us to believe by bringing them all together to collaborate, we can raise awareness to the work that each organization is already doing, show similarities and cultural differences to their approaches, and have a large impact across the city by strengthening the bonds of these communities through sharing abundance.


Anytime between June and September (intensive month long project is preferred, but open to projects that require a longer process as well), with flexible working hours that can be set by the artist.


The budget for this project is $3,500.  Artists will be paid the first half at the start of the project and the second half when the project is finished.

Interested artists should submit a short bio and project description (800 word max), including a portion about what their community workshop would look like, to, and


General Painted Bride Artist Project Proposals

Thank you for expressing an interest in collaborating with the Painted Bride Art Center! Our Program Committee is open to receiving proposals for projects with budgets from $2,500 – $4,000, and we’d love to see you submit a proposal! If you have any questions about the proposals, feel free to reach out to our Program Manager Carl(os) Roa at Once you submit, the Program Committee will review your proposal and respond to it after one of our Monday meetings.

To help with your proposal, here’s some goals we’d like to articulate:

• To develop new programming that engages with and responds to the needs and strengths of specific communities and our city overall, with the goal of helping to address the challenges our city and its neighborhoods face.
• To build new networks and partnerships beyond arts and culture organizations to facilitate cross-disciplinary collective thinking and sharing of resources.

Here’s some of our values:

• We value artists and their role as carriers of culture and tradition and guides to living creatively.
• We value artistic collaborations that transcend conventional ideas and that present us with visions of how we might live.
• We value the active participation of audiences and their interactions with artists, enabling them to experience something new.
• We value the power of community to amplify dialogue about pertinent issues.
• We value the schools, organizations and businesses that artists partner with to create opportunities for creative expression.