Funding, fostering and elevating the important work of Black artists

2023 Fellowship 

The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists was designed in 2020 to fund, foster, and elevate the important work of emerging Black artists residing within the City of Philadelphia. This year, the 2023 Fellowship will support 15 artists of any medium with $2,000 in unrestricted funding to support their art practice. In addition to the financial award, this year’s fellows will have the option to access:

  • Networking opportunities convening past and present fellowship cohorts, local artists and art professionals
  • Career development workshops
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • 1:1 consultations with renowned curators
  • Opportunities to create new work


The Fellowship is open to African-American or Black artists residing in Philadelphia who have not worked for Mural Arts Philadelphia in a Lead Artist capacity within a year of their application date. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. Please send any questions to:

Stay tuned for information about applications for the next cohort.


Ginger Rudolph, Curator – HAHA Magazine
Noah Smalls, Curator – Rush Arts Philadelphia


The Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists is presented by TD Bank.