upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

February 2016

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Announces: 2016 National Artist Fellowship

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is calling for entries for the annual NACF National Artist Fellowship. [learn more]

Art with a Heart: Female Empowerment

The Kind Institute (1242 Point Breeze Ave) is holding Art with a Heart: Female Empowerment, celebrating Woman's History Month, which includes a blend of artists and musicians from Philadelphia and the surrounding area and will be taking place Friday March 4, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. [learn more]

BAAD! Presents James Baldwin’s America: A Reading and Discussion Series

BAAD! Presents the final segment of James Baldwin’s America. This five-part reading and discussion series will conclude February 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance! (2474 Westchester Ave) [learn more]

Camae Ayewa Performs at Life Changing Ministries and New College of Florida

Camae Ayewa (ACG ’07, LTA ’15) exhibited art at Octavia Attic Gallery show Febuary 28, at live worms gallery in San Francisco and had a performance at Life Changing Ministries in Oakland California. [learn more]

LifeLines Celebrates First Publication

LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty will be celebrating the release of their first publication, Fighting for the Light of Day, on Friday March 11 at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut St, Suite 832) from 6:00pm -8:00pm. [learn more]

Time After Time an exhibit of “Brush with the Law”

Maria Maneos (ACG '14) uses the practice of creating visual art as a catalyst for positive transformation. [learn more]

Elizabeth Miller McCue sculpture installed at Park Towne Place

The fabricated patinated bronze, Face to Face is an open welded design that structurally references the spatial play of a Cubist composition. [learn more]

Bronx Gothic at FringeArts

“Bronx Gothic looks to communicate what is essential about a body in transformation, a universal experience that I can transmit through my brown body as I recall the breakthrough of pubescence and the humor, the love, the strangeness and even the terror that attends it.” Okwui Okpokwasili [learn more]

Maggie Von Vogt has published two articles for Groundswell

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change is a network of oral historians, activists, cultural workers, community organizers, and documentary artists that use oral history to further movement building and transformative social change. [learn more]

Tayarisha Poe 2016 Knight Fellow

Sundance Institute annually selects up to four artists from the eight Knight resident communities to attend the Sundance Film Festival. [learn more]

Intergenerational Dance Presents Spring Concert

Judith Sachs (ACG ’15) with Generations Dance, an intergenerational collaboration of Anyone Can Dance® and the Philadelphia Dance Academy is pleased to announce their first performance "Please, Mr. Postman," by The Marvelettes. [learn more]

Cultural organizing: Art as a tool for social change

Join the American Friends Service Committee (1501 Cherry Street) staff for a live-streamed conversation on March 30 at 2:00pm, about the key role of art in effecting social change [learn more]

Registration Now Open for the Screening Scholarship Media Festival 2016

camra at Penn presents the 4th Annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival for two (April 1-2) days of panel discusions, film screenings, sound and image installations, and a keynote event. [learn more]

Elizabeth Miller McCue Selected for MICRO-MONUMENTS Exhibit

Elizabeth Miller McCue (WOO '00) has been selected to show three works for the exhibit MICRO-MONUMENTS at the Saltzland Museum in Germany, curated by Anne Reeve and Dr. Ines Engelmann (December 1 - February 28). [learn more]

VONA/Voices Writing Workshops for Writers of Color

Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA), is offering two one-week writing workshops for writers of color at the University of Miami this Summer. [learn more]

Baz Dreisinger: Reading, Q&A and Book Signing

Join Baz Dreisinger, a teacher in the English department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, for a reading, audience Q&A and book signing February 26 at 1:30pm centered on her new book Incarceration Nations: A journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World [learn more]

Neighborhood Bike Works Seeking New Executive Director

Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW), a nonprofit organization, is seeking a full time Executive Director to oversee, develop, and inspire a collaborative vision for NBW’s youth and adult programs while also managing NBW’s fundraising and administrative systems. [learn more]

Kay Wood’s Planet Philadelphia Podcast on February 19

New Planet Philadelphia podcast this Friday. [learn more]

Penny Candy Reunion: Places of Power Exhibit

Anula Shetty (LTA ’07, ACG ’15) and Mike Kuetemeyer, SPACES Artist in Residents, teamed up with community residents to create Places of Power, an immersive digital documentary mapping the people who change North Philly for the better. [learn more]

Undoing Racism® Community Organizing Workshop

Dancing for Justice Philadelphia (DFJ Philly) and The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) are joining forces to present a weekend intensive that will facilitate awareness of race in various aspects of personal, professional, and organizational interactions. [learn more]

Judith Sachs’s Breathing and Dance Classes

Judith Sachs (ACG ’15) and the Innovative Arts in Medicine program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Center Stage) present Joyful Movement, a pilot program in breathing and dance for those living with cancer. [learn more]

Juntos Looking For Bi-lingual Volunteers (Spanish/English)

Juntos is looking for bilingual volunteers to launch monthly legal clinics in Philadelphia and Norristown [learn more]

BlackStar Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Submissions for the 2016 BlackStar Film Festival is now open. BlackStar, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of color in a global context [learn more]

Call For Artists: Vox Populi Seeking New Members

Vox Populi, a collaboratively-run, non-profit artist space, is currently seeking applications for new members. Visual and performing artists, writers, and curators that are engaged in experimental methods are encouraged to apply [learn more]

Philadelphia Art Book Fair at The Annex

A two-day event that features a range of exhibitors from photography and art book publishers, small and large, to individual artists and institutions, as well as a keynote lecture [learn more]

Fleisher Arts’ New Fellowship Deadline March 31

Fleisher Art Memorial’s Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellowship, provides visual artists at a critical juncture in their artistic careers [learn more]

Bread & Roses Community Fund hosts Roots Town Hall February 25

What is sacred to you? Family, friends, neighbors, community, culture, history - home? The Philadelphia region is changing but development often comes with a cost. People are priced out of their homes and businesses to make way for wealthier residents. Dirty industries are polluting our neighborhoods' water, air, and soil. [learn more]

Lela Aisha Jones and FlyGround present Native Portals

Native Portals is a two-part movement series that delves into historical experiences of lynching, contemplates nation love and deepens our understanding of reconciliation and healing through the ritual practices of marching, protesting, and witnessing. [learn more]

Support the Arts – Become a Grant Panelist

Volunteer for one the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant panels for a unique look at the grantmaking process, and to learn about the many creative ways artists and arts organizations are making a difference locally. [learn more]

Tara Felicia Jones’ “Sistahs Coping” Book Launch

February 25 at 6:00pm-8:00pm at André Café Acoustigue (5th Street and Edgmont Avenue). [learn more]