upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

March 2017

Registration for the 2017 Fringe Festival is Now Open

The Fringe Festival is Philadelphia’s 17-day city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity. Fringe Festival, produced by FringeArts, is an umbrella organization under which artists and venues can participate. Everyone is invited to register a show, exhibition, or event​. Register by April 18 for a discounted registration fee. [learn more]

Open Call for Latin American Artists from Case de Duende

Casa de Duende issues an open call to Latin American artists asking them to respond to a re-imagining of Latin America and what being Latin American means in the 21st Century. Deadline: April 30 [learn more]

Nominations Open for 2017 Meigs Awards for Environmental Leadership

Nominations are now open for the Schuylkill Center’s 2017 Meigs Awards for Environmental Leadership. The Meigs Awards celebrate both emerging and longtime leadership, with a special award for rising youth environmental leaders given out in the springtime and an award honoring outstanding impact and leadership among professionals and community leaders given out in the fall. Nominations for the Meigs Award are open until May 1. Nominations for the Youth Meigs Award are due April 10. [learn more]

Building Community Art Spaces Panel Discussion

Fleisher Art Memorial presents Building Community Art Spaces Panel Discussion at El Corazón Cultural Center, Taller Puertorriqueño on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This event gathers four of Philadelphia's cultural leaders who are currently developing, or have recently completed major capital projects, for a panel discussion to analyze the impact that their new facilities have made on the region's cultural landscape and to illuminate the ways in which conversations with residents informed the success of their projects. [learn more]

Metropolarity and Jai Arun Ravine are 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalists

Lambda Literary, the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature, announced the finalists of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, which include Metropolarity's Style of Attack Report and Jai Arun Ravine's The Romance of Siam. [learn more]

Paintings by Ruth Wolf at the Settlement Music School

The opening reception for Sounds of Spring, paintings by Ruth Wolf (WOO '04), takes place on April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM at Lieberman Gallery, Settlement Music School. The paintings are on exhibit from April 22 to May 20. [learn more]

Pheralyn Dove Exhibits Photography at School District of Philadelphia

Pheralyn Dove's (ACG '14) photography is featured in the School District of Philadelphia's Women’s History Month Exhibit. The artists' reception takes place Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 PM. [learn more]

Planning for the Future: Place Breaking to Place Keeping

This dialogue about art and urban planning will take place on April 6, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Moore College of Art and Design. The event includes a presentation by Li Sumpter (ACG '16). [learn more]

Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Showcase

Join Asian Arts Initiative on April 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a showcase of poetry performances, featuring local poets and workshop participants of Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop, organized by writer and activist Cynthia Dewi Oka (ACG '16), exploring questions of belonging, safety, and identity for (im)migrants in the wake of the 2016 presidential election through poetry arising from migrant traditions. [learn more]

Electrifest: Lgbt/qpoc wellness and healthcare fest!

ELECTRIFEST ---- an event for LGBTQ folks navigating healthcare, wellness, and institutional trauma through radical music and art ---- April 8-9, 2017 [learn more]

An Evening With Cei Bell

An Evening With Cei Bell. Please join Cei Bell (LTA ’15) as she reads from published and unpublished writing at Leeway. The reading begins at 5 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Light refreshments will be served. [learn more]

Reentry Think Tank heads to Slought for an evening of art, activism, and conversation!

Reentry Think Tank heads to Slought Foundation on March 29, 2017 for an evening of art, activism, and conversation! Share a meal with the Think Tank as we engage the city's reentry crisis through the eyes of those most affected. Hear how they are partnering with lawyers, advocates, and many others to transform Philadelphia's Reentry Services, and experience their dynamic art exhibit first hand. [learn more]

Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) will host a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists, academics, and archivists to explore ways to challenge the systematic erasure of stories of marginalized communities in America. Five South Asian American artists will premiere works-in-progress inspired by overlooked histories of South Asians in the US. [learn more]

Power to the People: Collaborations, Coalitions, and Community Building

Pia Deas (ACG '16, WOO '17) of Contemporary Black Canvas hosts "Power to the People: Collaborations, Coalitions, and Community Building" at Church of the Advocate. The artists' roundtable features poet Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08), dancer and choreographer Lela Aisha Jones (LTA '15), curator and festival organizer Maori Holmes (LTA '06, ACG '16, '06, '05), and writer and institution builder Rasheedah Phillips (Leeway board member). [learn more]

Monnette Sudler Performs at Center City Jazz Festival and More in April

Monnette Sudler (LTA '11, ACG '15, '14) performs in the Outbound Poetry Festival, the Philadelphia Real Book concert, and the Center City Jazz Festival this month. [learn more]

Sarah Mitteldorf and Kaleid Theatre Perform Scape-ing

Sarah Mitteldorf (ACG '15, '12)'s ensemble, Kaleid Theatre, will be performing a new piece, Scape-ing, on April 27-29 in Germantown. Scape-ing is an exploration of hate in space and in the body. Told through dance, plot-lines, poetry, and news articles, Scape-ing is a theatrical investigation of violent human emotions, a personal reflection on the first months of a new administration, and a ritual of compassion. [learn more]

Asian Arts Initiative Spring Benefit 2017

Join Asian Arts Initiative at their Spring Benefit on April 21, 2017 at 6:00PM. This year, Asian Arts Initiative is honoring its heroes! From artists, to activists, to community leaders, we’re celebrating all the people from our past and present who have made our community what it is today and what it will be as we look towards the future. [learn more]

2017 NewCourtland Fellowship

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) invites Philadelphia area-artists to apply for the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship. The fellowship is for visual artists interested in bringing innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in Summer or Fall 2017. Deadline: April 10. [learn more]

Culture Works Spring Info Session

Are you curious about CultureWorks? Searching for space, consultation, or fiscal sponsorship? Are you a creative who wants to join a cultural community of resources and do what drives your passion? Join CultureWorks at their Spring Information Session on April 12, 2017. [learn more]

Message to Our Daughters Panel and Exhibition

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Art In City Hall – Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presents "Message to Our Daughters," an intergenerational exhibit by local women artists showcasing a diversity of life and artistic experiences. A panel discussion will take place on March 15, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm. Participating artists include Betty Leacraft (LTA ’11, ACG ’16, ’14, ’09, WOO ’99), Colette Fu (LTA ’13), Kukuli Velarde (LTA ’11, WOO ’99), Michelle Ortiz (LTA ’08, ACG ’13, ’12, ’05), and Nancy Sophy (WOO ’04). [learn more]

Astraea’s 2017 Global Arts Fund Grantees

Congratulations to Cyrée Johnson (ACG ’13), J Mase III (ACG ’07) of awQward, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden (LTA ’09, ACG ’07), who are among Astraea’s 2017 Global Arts Fund Grantee Partners! The artistic work of this year's grantees interrogates and explores the construct, concept and culture of Blackness. [learn more]