upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

June 2014

Debbie Allen on being a Sustainable Artist

Debbie Allen speaks about her long, sustainable career in dance, film, television and theater – including her latest project, Brothers of the Knight at the International House on July 2. [learn more]

Vera Nakonechny: 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Vera Nakonechny (LTA '11), a Ukrainian embroiderer and bead worker from Philadelphia, is a recipient of a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. [learn more]

Ezra Berkley Nepon Performs in Sunrise at Hyde Park

Ezra Berkley Nepon (ACG '07) will be performing in the musical, Sunrise at Hyde Park about the romance between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. Playing at the William Way Center July 23 through 25. [learn more]

Screening of Dostoevsky Behind Bars

Dostoevsky Behind Bars will be shown as part of the Philadelphia International Film Festival on June 26 at 11:00pm at The Plays and Players Theatre (1714 Delancey Pl). [learn more]

Betty Leacraft is Collecting Socks

Betty Leacraft (LTA '11, ACG '09, WOO '99) will travel to South Africa to participate in the exhibit, Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela. Betty is collecting new socks to take with her for distribution to children served by agencies located in Johannesburg and Cape Town. You can drop off donation at Leeway till July 14. [learn more]

Kay Wood’s The Big Belch Review

Kay Wood's (ACG '14) graphic novel, The Big Belch was reviewed on BirdChannel.com. [learn more]

Screening and Artist Talk: Arthur Jafa, Dreams Are Colder Than Death

Scribe Video Center will be hosting a screening and artist talk of Arthur Jafa's Dreams Are Colder Than Death. Jafa will speak about the film on Thursday, July 31 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at the Scribe Video Center (4212 Chestnut Street), followed by a screening at the Philadelphia International House (3701 Chestnut St.) at 6:30pm. [learn more]

BlackStar Film Festival Seeks Volunteers

The Blackstar Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Deadline: July 7 [learn more]

Fatu Gayflor Named Pew Fellow

Fatu Gayflor (LTA '12) was awarded 2014 Arts and Culture Pew Fellow. [learn more]

Artist U Releases Making Your Life as an Artist

Andrew Simonet, Founder and Director of Artist U, released Making Your Life as an Artist today, a guide to building a balanced, sustainable artistic life. [learn more]

Main Line Art Center Teaching Artist Exhibition

Main Line Art Center invites talented teaching artists to apply for the 2014 Teaching Artist Exhibition held this year from September 6-September 27. Deadline: July 15. [learn more]

The Painted Bride presents Asunder

The Painted Bride is holding a performance entitled Asunder, an evening-length composition using classical and contemporary Indian dance, live music, percussion, and text on June 27 and 28 at 8:00pm at the Painted Bride Art Center. [learn more]

Philadelphia Artist Summit

PHILADELPHIA ARTIST SUMMIT: a community conversation about artist sustainability in Philadelphia will take place on Monday, June 23 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Drexel University's URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) [learn more]

Elliott batTzedek Upcoming Readings

Elliott batTzedek (ACG '12) will be reading on Wednesday, June 25, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101 South Independence Mall E) as a part of "Bold New Voices" Elliott will be reading new work, as well as new translations from the Israeli poet Shez. She will also be reading with Amy Small-McKinney on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00pm, as part of the Moonstone Series at Fergie's Pub (1214 Sansom Street). [learn more]

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Sharon Katz and the Peace Train in Concert with the Sudler Mayson Project (Monnette Sudler, LTA '11, Trapeta B. Mayson, LTA '07) will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 8:00pm at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) [learn more]

The Rotunda and Bowerbird Announce Sound Artist Residency

The Rotunda and Bowerbird are pleased to announce SANCTUARY, a multi-month residency project for sound artists in the 8,000 square foot sanctuary space of The Rotunda. Application deadline: Sunday, June 15. [learn more]

Performance: niv Acosta and Jumatatu Poe at Vox Populi

A new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta (ACG '09) and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe. Both artists use movement to both deconstruct and re-articulate modes of embodiment, representation, and identification. Sunday, June 22 at 4:00pm at Vox Populi (319 North 11 Street, 3rd Floor). [learn more]

Lynn Levin new book, translation of Peruvian Poet, Odi Gonzales

Lynn Levin is the translator from the Spanish of Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a collection of poems by the Peruvian poet Odi Gonzales. Levin was named finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for two of her books: Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), a collection of poems, and Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), a textbook. [learn more]

SEAMAAC’s 30th Anniversary Gala June 19

SEAMAAC's 30th Anniversary Gala will celebrate three decades of educational, social, and health services to immigrant, refugee and native-born individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia. June 19 at University of the Arts Hamilton Hall. [learn more]