Submissions are Now Open for The 2020 Philadelphia Chalk Festival!
Submission Deadline: October 23, 2020
Event Date: November 14, 2020
The Philadelphia Chalk Festival is looking for mural artists!
Philadelphia based artists are encouraged to submit their chalk mural concepts to be considered for this one-day pop-up festival.
Artist Submissions Open:
October 1 - October 23, 2020
Artists will create their murals in one day for display outside of partner locations on November 14, 2020.
Selected artists will receive:
A $300 stipend
Supplies necessary to create the selected piece
An assigned mural location
Artist page on The Philadelphia Chalk Festival website
Submissions will be considered by festival team, partners, and sponsors.
All applicants will be notified if selected the week of October 26th
Artists are required to submit:
Brief artist bio
Title of design concept
Description of design concept
High resolution JPEGs of previous work samples OR mural design concept artwork
Link to portfolio, website, or other artist references
*Artists must be Philadelphia residents and at least 18 years of age*
Medium: Artists can use soft pastels and chalk provided by the festival to create their murals on the brick/asphalt/concrete on the façade, sidewalk, and/or patio at their assigned partner location.
Prior experience working with chalk/ pastels a plus, but not required.
Work Location: Artists will be assigned a partner location in the Kensington/Fishtown area. All murals will be created outdoors.
Work Size: Mural sizes and positions will depend on location. The piece must be completed by single artist in 8 hours or less.
*Murals in the Philadelphia Chalk festival must be family friendly and cannot include hate speech, derogatory language, or graphic imagery.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact *
Submissions Open: October 1st - October 23rd, 2020
Artists Selected: Week of October 26th, 2020
Mural Locations Assigned: Week of November 2nd, 2020
Event Date: November 14th, 2020 (murals complete by 4pm)