July 12, 2022

Group 2 Round 1: Awardees announced July 12, 2022. 

ARTisPHL is a competition for Philadelphia-based artists at all experience levels working in any medium. There will be three rounds, with awards at each round: Ideas, Impact, and Implementation. For the first round, we were looking for ideas.

What is your idea for what engagement means today?

Public art enhances public space when it is accessible to and representative of the community where it resides. Exploring what engagement means, we hope to give a platform for new artist-led and community-focused creative ideas.

Ideas may be in any medium but should consider how people can interact with the work. Through this project, we hope to foster, showcase, and amplify artists’ ideas about the evolving role of public art in our city.

ARTisPHL Group 1 launched in July of 2020 during a period of unprecedented unrest. We heard from over 150 Philadelphia artists from around the city. 58 awards were distributed over three rounds. For this second group, we hope to reach, hear from, and support more artists working to shape and understand our new reality.