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January 2017

CAGE Presents Khmer Dance Workshop on February 11

Join Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE) for a free introductory workshop on the basics of Khmer dance on February 11, hosted by Lanica Angpak, founder of CAGE. [learn more]

Sonja Claxton (ACG ‘16) Presents at Black Womanist HerStory Day Teach-In

Sonja Claxton to present #BLKWMNPHL during Black Herstory Month on Saturday, February 25th as part of a powerful community-led teach-in on Womanism. This teach-in intends to give participants the opportunity to learn about the concept of accessing Black Liberation through Womanist Principles. This daylong event will be broken up into several smaller workshops facilitated by community leaders and organizers covering topics such as: Black Cooperative Economics, Gender & Sexuality, Health & Wellness, Community Organizing, Reproductive Justice and so much more. [learn more]

Merian Soto (LTA ‘16) Performs in SunSet on February 7

Merian Soto (LTA '16) and others perform in SunSet, an site-specific, improvised work of movement, voice, experimental video, and music on February 7, presented by The Village of Arts and Humanities. [learn more]

ArtistsU Offers “Building a Sustainable Life as an Artist” Workshop February 24-25

Based on ten years of work with artists locally and nationally, artist leaders Andrew Simonet and Anna Drozdowski will offer tools for feeding our practice, reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and managing time and money. [learn more]

Applications Open for National Creative Placemaking Fund

ArtPlace announces an open call for applications for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. The NCPF funds projects that work with artists and art organizations to build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States. Registration deadline: February 14. [learn more]

A Conversation with Tim Hayes on February 13

Join Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia for a conversation with Tim Hayes on February 13, hosted by Leeway. Tim Hayes is a life-long activist going back to the early 1960's civil rights movement including organizing with SNCC. Hayes was active with The Black Panthers around the US and in solidarity with liberation movements internationally, including supporting Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Jews in Israel. [learn more]

Sarah Drury (ACG ‘07) Participates in Abington Art Center’s Public Forum

Sarah Drury (ACG '07) will participate in Abington Art Center's upcoming public forum "'Politically Correct': Reflections on Public Conversation" on February 4. [learn more]

niv Acosta (ACG ‘10) in Queer Art at the Edge

niv Acosta (ACG '10) participates in "Queer Art at the Edge," an artist talk with Sheila Pepe and LJ Roberts, moderated by Hunter O'Hanian, at the Museum of the City of New York on February 1. [learn more]

2017 Landlab Residency Applications Open

LandLab seeks artists engaged in environmental exploration and discovery to propose creative projects which operate on the platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. Applications open through March 15. [learn more]

Laundromat Project’s Create Change Applications Due January 27

What does "sanctuary" mean to you? Apply now for fellowship, residency, or commission opportunities with Create Change 2017, the Laundromat Project's flagship program, which connects communities and artists in meaningful ways through artmaking and community building projects in the NYC metropolitan area. [learn more]

Apply for the 2017 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices by January 30

Applications for the 2017 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, the nation's premier LGBTQ writers workshop and residency, are due on January 30th. The Retreat will be held August 5-12, 2017 on the campus of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. [learn more]

Faith Bartley’s Ladies Night: Honoring Female Ancestors

Faith Bartley (ACG '15) created "Ladies Night: Honoring Female Ancestors," a monthly gathering of women dedicated to joy, art, and the power of women in community. [learn more]

Cei Bell’s Op-ed on MLK Day of Service

Cei Bell's (LTA '15) op-ed on MLK Day of Service: "I think that MLK Day of Remembrance should be used to look at our world honestly and question why we are so cruel to each other." [learn more]

Amalgam, SEAMAAC, and Yolanda Wisher are Knight Cities Challenge Finalists

Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08) and community partners Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. and Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (SEAMAAC) are among the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge finalists. [learn more]

Rachelle Lee Smith “Speaking OUT” Book Signing and Exhibition

Rachelle Lee Smith (ACG '06) will be signing books and exhibiting work from "Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus" in Philadelphia at the Creating Change Conference and the HRC Gala. [learn more]

Lori Waselchuk Exhibits Photography at Philadelphia Senior Center

Lori Waselchuk (LTA '13) exhibits photography created collaboratively by seniors and students at the Philadelphia Senior Center, on view through April 2017. [learn more]

Patricia Goodrich Selected to Exhibit at Khajuraho Dance Festival

Artist Patricia Goodrich (WOO '04, '03) has been selected as USA exhibitor at the Khajuraho Dance Festival and ArtMart in Khajuraho, India. [learn more]

Work by Sarah Drury and Alison Crouse at Abington Art Center

Sarah Drury (ACG '07) and Alison Crouse (ACG '12) will be presenting media installations in Surface Tensions & Relational Paradigms, film and video projections that study the human body and its interactions with others and the environment. At the Abington Art Center from January 14 through February 25. [learn more]

Artists Plus Community Organizations at Bartol Foundation on January 26

Bartol Foundation, in co-sponsorship with the Barra Foundation, will facilitate a discussion around artists and community partnerships. Artists and leaders of community organizations  are encouraged to come and learn about what makes these relationships work. January 26. [learn more]

Colette Fu Commissioned to Create Work for the Free Library of Philadelphia

Colette Fu (LTA '13) was commissioned by the Office of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program to create eight tunnel book dioramas that will be installed at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She hopes to give visibility to the field of book arts and commemorate the numerous stacks being removed from the library. [learn more]

MLK Day of Service at William Way LGBT Community Center

William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an MLK Day of Service on January 16 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm [learn more]

Fundraising for Artists: Vision Driven Workshop Series

This month's Vision Driven Artist Workshop is about Fundraising Basics. January 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm [learn more]

Trans Justice Funding Project 2017 Applications Now Open

Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative supporting grassroots social justice groups run by and for trans people. 2017 applications are now open to grassroots groups in the U.S. Deadline: February 15. [learn more]

Roots Weekend Richmond Seeks Proposals for 3-Day Gathering

Roots Weekend Richmond is seeking proposals from artists, activists, and cultural organizers to share their work and stimulate dialogue that cultivates connection over the three-day gathering. Deadline: January 23.  [learn more]

The Artist Catalyst Residency Announces Call for Artists for Southwest Roots Program

The Artist Catalyst Residency is currently seeking artists for an ongoing art and horticulture-based initiative. The 10-month residency uses community-engaged practices to engage Southwest Philadelphia residents in the future of their neighborhood. Deadline: January 13. [learn more]

Cei Bell Publishes Essay on Joe Beam and LGBT Racism

Cei Bell (LTA '15) wrote an essay that was published by NewsWorks last month. The piece was about Joe Beam, editor of the historic black gay male anthology In the Life, and the state of the Philadelphia LGBT community's consciousness around racism. [learn more]

Betty Leacraft Among Five Other Artists in High In Fiber! Exhibit

Betty Leacraft (ACG '16, '14, 09, LTA '11, WOO '99) will have her work presented along with five other artists in High In Fiber!, an exhibit by the University City Arts League that highlights how artists communicate about the complexities of our world through textiles. The opening reception will be held on January 13. [learn more]

Cynthia Dewi Oka Leads a Migrant Poetry Workshop: Apply by February 3

Cynthia Dewi Oka (ACG '16) will be leading Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop, exploring questions of belonging, safety and identity for (im)migrants in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Those interested in participating must apply by February 3. [learn more]

Diasporic Movement Practice by Lela Aisha Jones on January 15

Lela Aisha Jones (LTA '15) will teach contemporary movement practices grounded in dance cultures and traditions of African and Black peoples during Diasporic Movement Practice: Release & Restoration at the Community Education Center on January 15. [learn more]

Valerie Gay & Friends In Recital: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Valerie Gay (ACG '14) is performing a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring the work of African American composers along with Ruth Naomi Floyd (LTA '06, WOO '03, HM '96) [learn more]

Linda Dubin Garfield Collaborates on Holocaust Art Exhibit

Linda Dubin Garfield (ACG '07) has collaborated with Elsa Wachs on Remembering the Past, Confronting the Future, an exhibit showcasing Holocaust art. [learn more]

Contemporary Black Canvas Debuts First Six Episodes

This first feature-length interview based podcast devoted exclusively to African Diaspora arts and artists features Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08), Lela Aisha Jones (LTA '15), Maori Karmael Holmes (ACG '16, '06, '05, LTA '06), and Pascale Boucicaut and Adachi Pimentel (ACG '15). [learn more]