upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

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People’s Paper Co-op’s Women in Reentry Paid Fellowship

Want to work with amazing women who use art as a tool for social justice? Join the People’s Paper Co-op today!

This spring, formerly incarcerated women are joining together for a powerful fellowship at the People’s Paper Co-op in North Philadelphia (2558 Germantown Avenue).

What is the People’s Paper Co-op?

The People’s Paper Co-op (PPC) is a women led, women focused, women powered, art and advocacy project at the Village of Arts and Humanities. As a powerful group of phenomenal women, we will work together with artists, activists, and legislative experts to:

  • Meet phenomenal women from across the city;
  • Make media campaigns that will destroy stereotypes about women in reentry;
  • Design and organize public events to amplify the voices of women; 
  • Work together to advocate for social, educational, and political changes that will help those in reentry succeed in their communities.

***INTERESTED? Email your completed application by February 28th, 2019 to: courtney@villagearts.org


Timeline of the Project

  • February 28th, Applications due for fellowship
  • Our team of past fellows will review applications and reach out for interviews
  • Final interviews will take place March 7th at 1PM at 2558 Germantown Ave
  • Women chosen for the fellowship will be notified by 5PM March 8th
  • Our first PPC workshop will be Tuesday, March 12th, from 1 - 4PM at our storefront at 2558 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133
  • Sessions will continue twice a week for 10 weeks, taking place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4PM. A schedule with dates, times, and locations of all project events will be given out to all fellows at the start of the program.


What forms of support will Fellows receive for their time in the project? 


  • Two septa passes for each workshop (to those without trans-passes)
  • Free legal services
  • Learn to create and take home many art projects
  • Public speaking skills and opportunities
  • Job readiness training
  • Computer training 
  • Connect with an incredible array of professional women across the city


**The stipend will be paid to fellows who participate in at least 17 FULL sessions of the 20**

***Fellows that arrive more than 30 minutes late, regardless of reason, will receive an incomplete day. Likewise, fellows leaving more than 30 minutes early, regardless of reason, will receive an incomplete day.***

****Fellows that do not participate in at least 17 of 20 workshops, will still receive all other program benefits, but will not receive a final stipend. It’s important that we are working as a team throughout the spring and your participation is needed to help make the project powerful.

During any public events associated with the Fellowship, it is important that People’s Paper Co-op fellows are comfortable and willing to speak with and hear from those present. We don’t expect anyone to be a professional public speaker and will connect fellows with public speaking training.

More info at: www.peoplespaperco-op.com

Download the PDF version of the application here.

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