upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

April 2017

Arts Funding: Who Should Pay?

Valerie V. Gay Participates on Arts Funding Panel at UArts

Valerie V. Gay (ACG '14) will participate in the Arts Funding: Who Should Pay? panel on Monday, May 15 at University of the Arts, Terra Hall. With the NEA back on the chopping block, what happens next? Free and open to the public. [learn more]

Nicole Bindler's The Case for Invagination

Nicole Bindler Performs The Case for Invagination

Nicole Bindler (ACG '15) performs a new dance, The Case for Invagination, on May 6 at The Whole Shebang. The piece is a feminist reimagining of space. What if we could be invaginated by space as opposed to penetrating space? Instead of us inserting ourselves into the world with all of our ambitions and fear, could we allow the world to draw us into it? [learn more]

Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellowship

Michelle Angela Ortiz Receives the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellowship

Michelle Angela Ortiz (WOO '17, ACG '13, '12, '05, LTA '08) is one of six artists nationally to receive the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes artists across the country who utilize their art form for positive impact on communities small and large. Michelle will present her work in the upcoming Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 6. [learn more]

2017 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Julie Rainbow and Nehad Khader are 2017 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellows

Julie Rainbow (LTA '16, ACG '14) and Nehad Khader (ACG '08) are 2017 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellows. The weeklong seminar brings together over 160 filmmakers, artists, curators, scholars, students, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the power of the moving image, especially documentary and independent film. This year's seminar takes place at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, June 17 - 23. [learn more]

Jennifer Baker's Exhibit Work in Progress

Jennifer Baker’s Exhibit “Work in Progress” at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Jennifer Baker's (ACG '10) exhibit Work in Progress opens at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral on May 5, 2017. The collection of paintings, collages, and monoprints focuses on the transformation of Northern Liberties that Baker has witnessed and documented over a period of 30 years, as well as her ongoing project to tell this story. [learn more]

Elephants on the Avenue Series

Elephants on the Avenue Gallery Exhibition at Historic Germantown

Ife Nii Owoo (ACG '07) and Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08) were selected as participating artists in Historic Germantown's Elephants on the Avenue project, which has offered free events and workshops led by artists and historians this Spring focusing on race and class issues in Germantown. The gallery exhibition features commissioned artwork created over the 18 month project and opens on Saturday, May 13. [learn more]

Buy From Your Neighbor Day

Buy From Your Neighbor Day

Hecho en Philly teams up with Norris Square Neighborhood Project's weekly farm stand for Buy From Your Neighbor Day on May 17, 11:00AM - 2:00PM during Love Your Park Week! Stop by 2141 N. Howard St. to purchase locally grown veggies and silkscreen a free tote bag in support of buying local and buying from your neighbors! [learn more]

Crawl Spaces for Liberation

Conference: Crawl Spaces for Liberation: Educate to Transform

Teacher Action Group / Philadelphia presents their 8th Annual Education for Liberation Conference on Saturday, May 6, 9:30AM - 4:00PM at Folk Arts and Cultural Treasures Charter School, 1023 Callowhill St. Crawl Spaces for Liberation: Educate to Transform will feature panels, workshops, tablers, and lunchtime conversations on how teachers and students can engage in humanizing education to prepare us to take control, lead, imagine, and create a better world. [learn more]

Visual Storytelling: Food as Culture Heritage and Community

Workshop Series: Visual Storytelling: Food as Culture Heritage and Community

Scribe Video Center and Philadelphia Folklore Project present Visual Storytelling: Food as Culture Heritage and Community, a workshop series led by instructors Selina Morales and Sosena Solomon (LTA '14, ACG '13). Participants will discuss the social and political aspects of diverse food traditions, and create short films demonstrating how food can build communities while honoring traditions. The six sessions will be held on Thursdays starting May 4, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00PM. [learn more]

Eastern State Penitentiary Seeks Artist Proposals

Call for 2018 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations. They are offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. Deadline: June 14. [learn more]

Derek Freese Documentary Fund

Announcing the 2017 Derek Freese Documentary Fund

The 2017 Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) is a biennial award that provides up to $35,000 in finishing funds for a feature-length documentary film that has a strong narrative. Deadline June 12, 2017. [learn more]

ZA'FARAAN! Online Zine

ZA’FARAAN! Online Zine For Queer Middle Easterners Seeks Submissions

Are you queer or trans and from the Middle East? ZA'FARAAN!, an online zine by and for queers of MENA, is looking for submissions! Original writing with English translations and visual art will be accepted via email by May 15, 2017. [learn more]

Pheralyn Dove is the featured artist for Art Sanctuary's Open Gallery Night

Pheralyn Dove Featured Artist at Art Sanctuary on April 20

Pheralyn Dove (ACG '14) is the Featured Artist for Art Sanctuary's Open Gallery Night on April 20, 2017. She will be performing spoken word and reading excerpts from her forthcoming book of essays, No Time For Tears. There will also be a slideshow of Pheralyn's photography and visual art. Free admission! Light refreshments! Free giveaways! Open Mic following Pheralyn's presentation. It all happens at Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. [learn more]

2017 Outbound Poetry Festival

Yolanda Wisher Curates 2017 Outbound Poetry Festival

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08) has curated the 2017 Outbound Poetry Festival, presented by Philadelphia Contemporary, featuring performances by Denice Frohman (LTA '12), Monnette Sudler (LTA '11, ACG '15, '14), Trapeta Mayson (LTA '07, ACG '14), Ursula Rucker (LTA '08, ACG '08), and more! Events take place April 9-21. [learn more]

Norris Square Neighborhood Project Seeks Executive Director

Norris Square Neighborhood Project seeks a new Executive Director. Applications accepted through April 7, 2017. [learn more]

Scribe Video Center Seeks Field Producer for Street Movies!

Scribe Video Center seeks an experienced Field Producer to coordinate Street Movies!, an outdoor summer film series. This part-time temporary position runs from May to September. Apply by April 10, 2017. [learn more]

Finances for Artists: Basics and Beyond

Artists U/Philadelphia offers this free workshop on practical tools and approaches for managing our finances on Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Leeway Foundation's offices. [learn more]

For Women Collective Featured in The Market on CCPTV

Debra Powell-Wright (ACG '15, '11 '06), founder/director of For Women Collective, with Pat McLean (LTA '06, ACG '11, '05), the late Darlene Godwin-Beard, and Karen Smith, are featured in the first episode of The Market, a new CCPTV program focused on the African American Diaspora. [learn more]

For Women Collective Hosts Sisterly Luv Salon

For Women Collective will host Sisterly Luv Salon, an at-home pop-up shop, show, and self-care session featuring hand-made crafts, books, performances, yoga, and dance on July 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM in Clifton Heights, PA. They are seeking a limited number of vendors who offer one of the following: hand-made crafts, jewelry, clothes, or art. [learn more]

Workshop: Community Engagement through User Experience

Interactive Mechanics offers a Community Engagement through User Experience workshop on April 27, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM. [learn more]

Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

This new exhibition at Penn Museum, created in conjunction with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, opens on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The day includes a traditional music concert presented by the Al Bustan Takht Trio at 1:00 pm, talks by exhibition curators and Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj, a drumming workshop, calligraphy demonstrations, crafts for families, and artwork by Mayada (ACG '16). [learn more]

2017 June Jordan Fellowship

The Center for Justice at Columbia University announces the June Jordan Fellowship, named in honor of the renowned Harlem-born poet and activist. In each of the next two years, paid fellowships will be awarded to literary, visual, musical and performance artists who are committed to public engagement. Submission deadline is April 30, 2017. [learn more]

Call for Entries: Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Center Stage Arts in Health at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA seeks to commission an original 40" x 30" painting by a local artist for their Neuro Continuing Care family waiting area. For more information, contact Claire De Boer by Friday, April 14, 2017. [learn more]

Losang Samten: Tibetan Sand Mandala Residency

Philadelphia Folklore Project hosts Losang Samten, a native of Tibet, for a sand mandala residency April 3-7. Stop by to observe and speak with Losang about his process as he brings elements of the Tibetan Buddhist universe into being through the intricate layering of colored sand. [learn more]