Art Education

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program invites schools and community non-profit organizations/agencies that serve youth ages 10-14 or 14-22 to apply to become Art Education Partner Sites.  Preference will be given to those applicants serving youth in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.  Art Education Partner Sites will host the Mural Arts Program’s out-of-school visual arts classes—twice weekly during the school year and five days a week during the summer—for a minimum of 10-15 youth for a two-year period, from September 2013 to June 2015. 


Be an artist.
Be an entrepreneur.
Be an innovator.
Be a Philadelphia Original.

The Art Education Department at Mural Arts offers year-round art instruction at no cost to Philadelphia youth ages 10 to 22.  Our program invites you to take risks in your art, give voice to your experiences, and illustrate the world as you see it.  At one of 16 sites across the city, our team of teaching artists will connect you to Mural Arts’ major public art projects through class projects that range from independent small-scale pieces to large-scale collaborations.

Our diverse offerings give you the opportunity  to study and master various media by working with locally, nationally, and internationally known artists. At Mural Arts, you will learn that art can open doors. You will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio, showcase your artwork at exhibitions and mural dedications, and apply to scholarships, internships, and employment opportunities.

Become the positive change in your community and city by joining the Art Education Program at Mural Arts today. Begin your journey to becoming a Philadelphia Original:

*Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Mural Arts Education Program. Our sites that are accepting outside applicants for middle school students are in South Philadelphia and North Philadelphia. Our site accepting applicants for high school students is in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood.

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