Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition
Artists’ Submission Dates & Details

Learn more about this exhibition here. To submit your application, click here.

IMPORTANT DATES
July 17 12 p.m. EST – Call to Artists Deadline
July 22 – Notification of Acceptance
TBD – Artwork Drop Off Deadline
Summer/Fall 2020 – Opening Reception
Fall/Winter 2020 – Closing Date

ELIGIBILITY
Philadelphia’s Freedom is open to all professional artists whose careers are associated with the Philadelphia region.

HOW TO APPLY
-Complete submission form below
-Images must be in jpg format -300 dpi, min. 5″x7″
-Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4

DELIVERY AND PICK-UP INFORMATION
Work must arrive no later than 1 month prior to the opening reception. Artwork should be delivered to the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Hand deliveries may be made at the front desk, Monday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Please make sure to write your name on your box along with ATTN: EXHIBITIONS.

Works not sold will be available for pick up by 30 days after the exhibit’s closing date. If shipping arrangements need to be made, the Museum will contact you within 30 days after the show closes, as well. Works will not be insured by the National Liberty Museum after 30 days from the closing date unless special arrangements have been made.

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Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

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Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is July 17.
Click here to read a letter from our Exhibitions Department about the effects of COVID-19, complete the submission form, or browse our Artist & Cultural Institution Resource List.

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