upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

January 2018

Apply to teach at Teen Lounge

Apply to Teach at Teen Lounge

Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting proposals for month-long, paid teaching artist residencies. Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in afterschool arts program for young people ages 13-19. Submit a workshop proposal for the Spring term (March - June) by February 7. [learn more]

PARTY BAZI

PARTY BAZI

Sara Zia Ebrahimi (LTA '14, ACG '13, '09) a.k.a. DJ Cardigan headlines PARTY BAZI at Bushwick Public House in Brooklyn, NY on February 9 with Yavaran and Lil Banned Man. [learn more]

Kara Crombie Leads Music Production Workshop for Middle and High School Girls

Kara Crombie (ACG '17) leads a six-week music production workshop for middle and high school girls from February 2 through March 9 on Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, at The Advocate Center for Culture and Education. [learn more]

Diaspora Letters Opening Reception

Diaspora Letters Opening Reception

Sara Zia Ebrahimi (LTA '14, ACG '13, '09), aka DJ Cardigan, will be spinning music from Iran and the diaspora at the opening of Beeta Baghoolizadeh’s first solo exhibition, Diaspora Letters, at Twelve Gates Arts on February 2. Baghoolizadeh uses new media to illustrate her memories and the passage of time through black and white digital illustrations and gifs that invite viewers to visualize themselves in foreign-yet-familiar spaces. [learn more]

Job Opening: Project Manager at Intercultural Leadership Institute

Job Opening: Project Manager at Intercultural Leadership Institute

Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is an intercultural leadership program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. They are hiring a Project Manager who will lead the programmatic work and coordinate a team of people to implement the vision of ILI. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 12, 2018. [learn more]

Santa Fe Art Institute Truth & Reconciliation Thematic Residency

Santa Fe Art Institute Truth & Reconciliation Thematic Residency

Santa Fe Art Institute announces an open call for applications for the Truth & Reconciliation Thematic Residency. They seek creative projects, conversations, and processes by which the investigation of truth and steps toward meaningful reconciliation can occur. Individuals, collaboratives, and collectives can apply through February 15. [learn more]

MJ Kaufman's Play "Sensitive Guys" Premieres at InterAct

MJ Kaufman’s Play “Sensitive Guys” Premieres at InterAct

Sensitive Guys, a play by MJ Kaufman (ACG '13), premieres at InterAct Theatre Company January 19 - February 11. Five female and non-binary performers inhabit both male and female roles in this social satire about complicity and what it really takes to face the patriarchy. [learn more]

Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary

Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. They're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. The deadline for proposals is June 13, 2018. [learn more]

Pochinko Clown Technique Introductory Course

Seven-Week Pochinko Clown Workshop

Donna Oblongata (ACG '16, '14) leads a seven-week introductory course for the Pochinko Clown Technique, March 25 - May 8 at Panorama (5213 Grays Ave.). [learn more]

Conscience of the Human Spirit: Quilts Honoring Nelson Mandela

Conscience of the Human Spirit: Quilts Honoring Nelson Mandela

Betty Leacraft (LTA ‘11, ACG ‘16, ‘14, ‘09, WOO ‘99) is one of the artists featured in Conscience of the Human Spirit: Quilts Honoring Nelson Mandela, an exhibition on view at the Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem, NC through February 24. [learn more]

The Silent Generation - Our Stories, Our Truth

The Silent Generation - Our Stories, Our Truth

Elaine T. Jones' (LTA '15) documentary The Silent Generation - Our Stories, Our Truth is now available online and perfect to use in a creative way for special events in honor of Black History Month. [learn more]

Camae Ayewa/Moor Mother Presents Exhibition at Performances at The Kitchen

Winner of The Kitchen’s inaugural Emerging Artist Award, Camae Ayewa/Moor Mother (LTA '15, ACG '07) presents an exhibition and performances showcasing the creative process of her second solo album using soundscape installation, film, collage, and poetry. The exhibition will be on view February 21 - March 17 at The Kitchen in New York City, and performances take place March 6 and 7. [learn more]

2018 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellowship Applications Now Open

2018 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Philadelphia Foundation is supporting the participation of six Philadelphia-area film professionals and students to attend the Flaherty Film Seminar (June 15 - 22, 2018). The award covers the entire registration fee, which includes room, board, and all special events throughout the week. Deadline to apply is February 16. [learn more]

Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Leadership Development Fellowship Program

Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Leadership Development Fellowship Program

The Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Leadership Development Fellowship Program will provide ongoing support, peer networking, and leadership and professional development to a cohort of six trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary professionals in philanthropy over a 12-month fellowship period, beginning in April 2018. The deadline to apply is February 5. [learn more]

Free After-School Film Program for High School Students

Free After-School Film Program for High School Students

Project Twenty1 is sponsoring four high school students for a tuition-free after-school film program, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 PM in Norristown, PA. The program runs from late January through May. [learn more]

Between Seeing and Knowing Collaborative Installation

Between Seeing and Knowing Collaborative Installation

Anna Boothe (WOO '99) and Nancy Cohen's collaborative large-scale glass installation, Between Seeing and Knowing, is on view now at the Philadelphia International Airport in Terminal E. [learn more]

Womxn in Asian America

Womxn in Asian America

Womxn in Asian America is a course taught by Melissa Kapadia that examines the hxstories and lived experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander womxn (women, trans, and non-binary people) through readings of scholarly, narrative, activist, and popular texts; in-person conversations; film and other media; and explorations of our own lived experiences. The course will be held on Sundays from February 4 through March 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Asian Arts Initiative. [learn more]

Taino Cultural Workshop Series

Taino Cultural Workshop Series

The Taino Cultural Workshop Series will be held on the third Saturdays of every month. Each workshop will involve a hands-on approach to learning more about the Indigenous people of the Caribbean. The next workshop is February 24, 2:30 PM at the Lillian Marrero Branch Library. [learn more]

Transcribez Meets on January 20 and February 10

Transcribez Meets on January 20 and February 10

Transcribez, a monthly creative writing group for trans and gender non-conforming identified youth (ages 14-24), meets on Saturday, January 20 from 12:00 - 3:00pm at the Kelly Writers House. This month's guest facilitator will be CA Conrad. [learn more]

I AM 2018 Video Contest Seeks Submissions Through February 16

I AM 2018 Video Contest Seeks Submissions Through February 16

The I AM 2018 Video Contest commemorates the 50th anniversary of a watershed moment in civil rights history, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, TN to march alongside striking African American sanitation workers who demanded dignity and respect. The contest is looking for 30 - 60 second video submissions that succinctly and creatively connect the struggles of the past to those of the present. The contest opens January 12th, 2018 and closes February 16th, 2018. [learn more]

Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) is a Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award Finalist

Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) is a Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award Finalist

Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) was a Finalist in the Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award. Her story, Parachute Girl, was published in the December, 2017 Issue 7. In other news, her story, The Pornographer Downstairs, was a Finalist for the Cutthroat 2017 Fiction Prize. [learn more]

People's Light in Chester County Seeks Director of Arts Education & Civic Practice

People’s Light in Chester County Seeks Director of Arts Education & Civic Practice

Located in Chester County, People’s Light is a nationally recognized civic and cultural center with an award-winning theatre company at its core. They seek a Director of Education & Civic Practice to help craft and articulate a new vision for Arts Education and Civic Practice in collaboration with the Artistic Director and Producing Director. [learn more]

When the Chant Comes Book Tour

When the Chant Comes Book Tour

Asian Arts Initiative hosts a book tour for Kay Ulanday Barrett's When the Chant Comes on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. Unpicking vital political questions around race, disability and gender, Kay will be joined by local poets Osimiri Sprowal and Ras Mashramani (ACG '16). [learn more]

Webinar: Digital Projects for Arts & Culture

Webinar: Digital Projects for Arts & Culture

Are you getting started with a website redesign, mobile app, or new interactive exhibit? On January 30 at 3:00 PM, join Interactive Mechanics’ Marketing Manager LaNeshe Miller-White to increase your understanding of digital projects from concept to completion in this free webinar. [learn more]

Become a Board Member of Juntos

Become a Board Member of Juntos

Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. They are actively looking to expand their board with folks committed to issues of immigrant rights and racial justice. The application is due on February 1. [learn more]

2018 Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference Now Accepting Workshop Proposals

2018 Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference Now Accepting Workshop Proposals

Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2018 Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) scheduled for August 2 – 4. Proposals for the General Track will be accepted until February 14, and proposals for the Professional Track will be accepted until February 28. [learn more]

Jaye Allison and Jos Duncan Perform in Kimmel Center's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jaye Allison and Jos Duncan Perform in Kimmel Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jaye Allison (ACG '09, '07, '05) and Jos Duncan (WOO '17, LTA '13, ACG '11) will perform in Kimmel Center's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for school students. Four matinee concerts will take place on January 11 and 12; they are not open to the public. [learn more]

Scribe Video Center Presents Screening of Strong Island and Master Class with Yance Ford

Scribe Video Center presents a free screening of critically acclaimed Strong Island on January 17 and a Master Class with director Yance Ford on January 18. [learn more]

You Can’t Kill A Poet Returns to South Philly Free Library

You Can't Kill A Poet is back again at the South Philly Free Library on January 31 at 6:30 PM. Watch a lineup of queer and trans identified readers share their stories, their art, and their voices. Curated by Boston Gordon (ACG '17). [learn more]

We Are All Dreamers

We Are All Dreamers

@PorMisJoyas shares handicrafts created by Latinx people in Philadelphia at Art Dept on January 5. [learn more]

Call for Queer Erotic Film, Performance, and Visual Art

Call for Queer Erotic Film, Performance, and Visual Art

Hot Bits is a queer erotic short film + arts festival taking place annually in Philly, Baltimore, and beyond curated by Eva Wǒ (LTA '17), Heart Byrne, Wit López, Arazel Newman and TopShelf. They curate a range of erotic indie video works from soft to hardcore, as well as performance and visual arts. They encourage first-time filmmakers and DIY projects. Submission deadline: February 15. Festival: March 23-24 in Philadelphia at Vox Populi. [learn more]

Pennsylvania Voice Seeks Project Director

Pennsylvania Voice Seeks Project Director

Pennsylvania Voice is a statewide network of 35 organizations committed to creating a fair and just Pennsylvania by making our democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative. They seek a talented leader for their Project Director position. [learn more]

Opening Celebration of By Light, Shadow and Form at Project HOME

Opening Celebration of By Light, Shadow and Form at Project HOME

Project HOME artists and community collaborators are proud to announce the opening celebration of their art show, By Light, Shadow and Form, on Friday, January 26, 5:00 - 6:30 PM. [learn more]

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Fellowship Deadline January 31

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Fellowship Deadline January 31

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples seeks submissions for their Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship. Native American and First Nations peoples working in their communities in the United States or Canada are encouraged to apply. Deadline: January 31. [learn more]

2018 Trans Justice Funding Project Applications Now Open

2018 Trans Justice Funding Project Applications Now Open

Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. 2018 applications are now open. Deadline: February 15. [learn more]

Pathway to the Future:  PYPM Community Visioning Session

Pathway to the Future:  PYPM Community Visioning Session

On Saturday, January 6, join Philly Youth Poetry Movement at Suzanne Roberts Theatre for a community visioning session with Interim Executive Director Erica Atwood. [learn more]