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May 2017

7th Annual Chester Juneteenth Festival

7th Annual Juneteenth Festival in Chester is June 17

St. Daniel's Ray of Hope CDC in partnership with the City of Chester presents the 7th Annual Chester Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17 in Memorial Park (2300 W. 7th Street) in Chester, PA from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The event is organized by Festival Committee Chairperson Carolyn L. Payne (ACG '17). [learn more]

People's Media Collection

PhillyCAM Launches Media Trainings in Collaboration with the Free Library

In collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia, PhillyCAM launches a series of media trainings that will teach community members how to create short video and audio productions with their tablets, smartphones, and apps. Together, the productions will form the People’s Media Collection, an online archive of hyperlocal content and community voices. [learn more]

The Capilano Review

Ambient Asian Space Published in The Capilano Review

An excerpt from Coda Wei and Jai Arun Ravine's (ACG '16) collaborative writing project, Ambient Asian Space, was published in The Capilano Review. [learn more]


Philadelphia Assembled Launches this Summer

Philadelphia Assembled is an expansive project that tells a story of radical community building and active resistance through the personal and collective narratives that make up Philadelphia’s changing urban fabric. These narratives will be explored through a collaborative effort between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a team of individuals, collectives, and organizations. [learn more]

Songs in the Key of Free

Rise Up: Songs and Stories from SCI-Graterford

Join the Painted Bride on June 16 at 7:30 PM for Rise Up: Songs and Stories from SCI-Graterford. Songs in the Key of Free presents world premieres of nine songs composed in a series of ongoing workshops inside a maximum-security prison. [learn more]

Artwork by Syd Carpenter

CFEVA Announces 2017 Visual Artist Fellows

Black Quantum Futurism (Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa [LTA '15, ACG '07]) and Syd Carpenter (ACG '12, LAA '99) are among CFEVA's 2017 Visual Artist Fellows. [learn more]

Prison Health Care and Reentry Summit

Art as Resistance: Call for Submissions

Beyond the Walls: Prison Health Care and Reentry Summit will take place on Wednesday, June 28 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The Summit seeks submissions for its "Art as Resistance" gallery from individuals and organizations fighting to end all intersecting systems of oppression that perpetuate mass incarceration and all forms of state violence. [learn more]

International House Philadelphia

International House Philadelphia Seeks Programs Development Manager

International House Philadelphia is seeking a Programs Development Manager to play a vital role in fundraising for all public programs, including Lightbox Film Center, arts and cultural programs. The Programs Development Manager will oversee all donor related activities, working closely with the Development Department and other IHP staff in reaching fundraising goals. [learn more]

Time Camp 001

Call for Proposals: Time Camp 001

Presented by AfroFuturist Affair / Black Quantum Futurism, in collaboration with Icebox Project Space, Time Camp 001 is a two-day program and interactive installation exploring time, alternative temporalities, time travel, and temporal shifts. Submissions for workshops and lectures, as well as art-based submissions for inclusion in the installation, will be accepted by June 20. Time Camp 001 will occur September 30 - October 1, 2017. [learn more]

Pasión y Arte Performs The Barnes with Raquel Heredia

Pasión y Arte Performs at The Barnes with Raquel Heredia

Join Pasión y Arte (PyA) on Friday, June 2 at the Barnes Foundation for performances by the PyA ensemble and special guest Raquel Heredia. They will also be showing excerpts from a new work in development by Elba Hevia y Vaca entitled Colonization. [learn more]

Flamenco Workshop with Raquel Heredia

Flamenco Workshop with Raquel Heredia

Study with legendary teacher and performer Raquel Heredia during her stay in Philadelphia, June 3-6. Presented by Pasión y Arte, classes are available for all levels of students. Advanced registration is required. [learn more]

Aesthetic Perspective

Animating Democracy Releases Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change

Animating Democracy releases Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change, a framework to enhance understanding and evaluation of creative work at the intersection of arts and civic engagement, community development, and justice. [learn more]

Percent for Art Program

Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications: City Archives Relocation

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces an $80,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for the new City Archives facility. This commission is part of the $4 million City Archive relocation project by the City of Philadelphia Department of Records. [learn more]

A More Perfect Union

June First Friday at Asian Arts Initiative

On First Friday, June 2, join Asian Arts Initiative for the opening of A More Perfect Union, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia case and the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to invalidate laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the United States, as well as a performance and workshop by Tatsuya Nakatani and local members of the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. [learn more]

Even the Rain

Taino Cultural Workshop Hosts Film Screening of Even the Rain

The Taino Cultural Workshop in collaboration with the Caribbean Community in Philadelphia will host a film screening of Even the Rain (También la lluvia) on June 3. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Priscilla Anacakuyani (ACG '17) on how colonialism affected the peoples of the Caribbean during the time of contact, Indigenous survival, and what effects are still felt today in the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas. [learn more]

Open Video Call at ICA

Open Video Call Screening at ICA

Join ICA on May 31 for an outdoor screening of video works by Philadelphia-area artists and filmmakers included in the annual Open Video Call, on view on the first floor of the museum April 28 through August 6, 2017. Enjoy an evening of popsicles, drinks, and snacks on our museum terrace! [learn more]


ICA’s Mindfulness at the Museum

This summer, ICA is launching Mindfulness at the Museum, a series of drop-in sessions focused on helping our wider community—inside and outside of the museum—to have access to tools to become more aware. [learn more]

Remember When

“Remember When” Collection of Short Animated Films Reflecting on Girlhood Screening at PhillyCAM

Lindsey Martin and Sara Zia Ebrahimi (LTA '14, ACG '13, '09) curate Remember When, a collection of short animated films reflecting on girlhood, screening as part of Live Culture at PhillyCAM on June 2. The line-up includes The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates, co-directed by Martin and Ebrahimi. [learn more]

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company Home Season Concert

Known for its highly-imaginative dance theater works and collaborative projects, ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS COMPANY (AMM & DCO) presents its annual Home Season concert, Celebrating 31, on June 8. [learn more]

Warrior Writers

Short Reading and Workshop: A Century Later, Looking at WWI Writing

Join Warrior Writers and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on May 31 for a writing workshop with local veterans reflecting on writing from World War I and its connection to present-day conflicts. [learn more]

Ashley working on Tacony Academy Charter High School mural

Picasso Project Mosaic Mural Dedication

Join Tacony Academy Charter High School on June 8 for the dedication of the beautiful Tiling Tacony mosaic mural, which is the culmination of a collaboration between Tacony students, art teacher Elizabeth Riggio, and artist Lynn Denton (LTA '11, WOO '00), supported by a Picasso Project grant. [learn more]

Theatre en Las Parcelas

Power Street Theatre Company Performs Out of Orbit on June 10

Power Street Theatre Company and ​Norris Square Neighborhood Project present Theatre en Las Parcelas, a series of culturally-resonating performances in a garden space in North Philadelphia. Don't miss Out of Orbit on June 10, a three-character theatre piece that incorporates poetic monologue, movement and music while exploring the complexities of power and privilege, environmental justice, homelessness, ancestral awakenings, and Latinx cultural preservation. [learn more]

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Bread & Roses Community Fund Seeks Project Manager

Do you want to help grassroots community groups get the funding they need to create real change in the Philadelphia region? Can you discuss the nuances of racism, classism, and community organizing in ways that are easily understood? Are you a strong project manager with impeccable attention to detail? Are you known for inspiring and motivating volunteers? Are you a strong facilitator who loves working with groups? [learn more]

Asian Arts Initiative

Asian Arts Initiative Seeks Director of Programs

Asian Arts Initiative is hiring a Director of Programs, a new senior-level leadership and management position that will be responsible for establishing content and administration of all artistic, educational, and organizational programs. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. [learn more]

Women in Reentry Day

Women in Reentry Day

The People's Paper Co-op presents Women in Reentry Day on June 10 at the Village of Arts and Humanities. The day is being organized by an amazing group of formerly incarcerated women who not only created a powerful art exhibit about their lives, dreams, and demands, but who wanted to use that exhibit as a way to bring people together who are working to support women coming home. [learn more]

StorySlam: Battle Scars

First Person Arts StorySlam: Battle Scars

Lovella Calica hosts StorySlam: Battle Scars at FringeArts on May 23 at 7:00 PM. StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life and connect with a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Judges, also selected from the audience, determine the StorySlam winner, who is awarded a $100 prize and a chance to compete in the season finale Grand Slam. [learn more]

Tenants' Rights Workshop

Tenants’ Rights Workshop

Betty Leacraft presents a Tenants' Rights Workshop at Community Education Center on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Betty will also lead an art making workshop based on tenants rights, which will be scheduled for a later date. [learn more]

Theatre in the X

Theatre in the X Reading Party: “Seasons” by Biko Eisen-Martin

Theatre in the X and North Philly Peace Park present a play reading of SEASONS by Biko Eisen-Martin, with discussion and dance party, on Friday, May 19, 8:00 PM at North Philly Peace Park. [learn more]

The Valentine Foundation Seeks Letters of Intent

The Valentine Foundation funds programs that create social change for women and girls. They are interested in receiving applications from organizations working to produce significant change in the social, economic, and political systems and institutions that impact the lives of women and girls in order to make those lives more equitable. In order to obtain funding, applicants must first submit a letter of intent (LOI), due by June 30. [learn more]