Artists are being chosen by a Review Panel including artists, art professionals, and other stakeholders who know the Philadelphia art community well. Applications are evaluated in their entirety. No one factor determines the selection of an Applicant. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply. Criteria will guide the Review Panel to determine which applications are the most appropriate, thoughtful, and artistically excellent.

Evaluation criteria will include but not be limited to:

  • Is this idea generating new work?
  • Does this idea creatively approach the idea of engagement?
  • Does this idea represent a distinctive point of view?
  • Is this idea using an unusual or underrepresented art form?
  • How is this applicant defining and relating to a concept of community?
  • Does this idea propose a way to involve members of the community?

For any questions, please contact info@artisessentialphl.com.