Mural Arts Program

Posted September 19th, 2014 at 11:38 am.

 

Diego Rivera E3 West and E3 North Broad Photo by Steve Weinik

Diego Rivera
E3 West and E3 North Broad
Photo by Steve Weinik

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. The Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.

Mural Arts’ award-winning art education programs annually serve 1,500 youth at neighborhood sites throughout the city. Mural Arts’ programs are offered free and are targeted to at-risk youth. Educational programs use an intensive curriculum that involves mural-making as a dynamic means to engage youth and to teach transferable life and job skills such as taking personal responsibility, teamwork, and creative problem-solving. The Mural Arts Program has also become a national leader in arts in criminal and restorative justice, currently offering educational programs in local prisons and rehabilitation centers using the restorative power of art to break the cycle of crime and violence in communities.

All the Way Live from the 215 2nd and Norris Streets Photo by Steve Weinik

All the Way Live from the 215
2nd and Norris Streets
Photo by Steve Weinik

Interested volunteers can check out opportunities at: http://muralarts.org/about/jobsartist-opportunities-0

To find out more about the Summer Internship Program, click here.

Website: http://muralarts.org/

Email: info@muralarts.org

Phone: 215.685.0750

Address: Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center,
Thomas Eakins House
1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

*This volunteer opportunity is also available as a Community-Based Work Study program through Bryn Mawr.

Filed under: Philadelphia,Visual Arts by Ellie Rhymer

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