Apply to appear in new Airport mural

How Philly Moves!

How Philly Moves is an extraordinary new work of community-based public art that celebrates the joy of dance—coming to the Philadelphia International Airport in June 2011.

Do you love to dance? Apply for the March photo session for How Philly Moves! Information on how to submit an application and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at Application deadline: 5pm; Friday, February 19.


The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has selected How Philly Moves—a project that will place an extraordinary and vibrant new work of community-based public art on the parking decks facing Interstate 95 at the Philadelphia International Airport—as part of its new gateways initiative. The nearly 50,000 square foot mural, incorporating the photographic work of and designed by artist Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou, is scheduled for completion in June 2011. The project will employ 35 artists and individuals in various Mural Arts Program workforce development and re-entry initiatives.

In the preliminary phase of production on the project, JJ Tiziou brought together over 70 dancers and a large team of volunteers to produce an initial series of photographs that served to inform his proposed design concept for How Philly Moves. On March 5-7, 2010, an additional 60 dancers will be photographed by JJ Tiziou at the Painted Bride Art Center and a selection of these images will be incorporated into the final design of How Philly Moves . Both professional dancers and those who simply like to dance are invited to submit an application to be photographed by JJ Tiziou for the project. The deadline to be considered for one of the 60 slots in the March photo session is 5pm on Friday, February 19. The 60 dancers selected to be photographed will be notified the week of February 22. Information on how to submit an application can be found at

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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