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“Santo” film takes on domestic abuse with dance purpose

Jul. 28, 2015 2:15 pm

“Santo” film takes on domestic abuse with dance

Nearly 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during their lifetimes, and 1 in 3 female homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner every year. Florescio Films takes on the gravity of domestic violence in “Santo,” a short film using dance to depict the dangers of abusive relationships. “I wanted to create […]
‘Grow Food Where You Live’ teaches urban farming and social skills to men purpose

Jul. 28, 2015 10:15 am

‘Grow Food Where You Live’ teaches urban farming and social skills to men

In the Chinatown North neighborhood, Philadelphia artist Meei Ling Ng has spent months working with participants in a program at the homeless shelter Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. In the Grow Food Where You Live initiative, which began this past February as part of Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab, Ng has taught the men who […]
First Person Arts and DBHIDS are teaming up to have men of color tell their powerful stories people

Jul. 27, 2015 11:00 am

First Person Arts and DBHIDS are teaming up to have men of color tell their powerful stories

and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services are partnering for an event as part of the ‘Engaging Males of Color’ (EMOC) initiative, created to promote an enhanced awareness of the behavioral health challenges experienced by males of color across the Philadelphia region. EMOC was envisioned by DBHIDS Commissioner Dr. Arthur C. Evans […]
Forman Family Fund will provide grants to in and out of school arts programs funding

Jul. 16, 2015 2:34 pm

Forman Family Fund will provide grants to in and out of school arts programs

The Nessa Forman, David Forman, Eleanor and Solomon Forman Family Fund, a designated fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, will support Southeastern Pennsylvania nonprofits serving young people aged 11 to 18 offering in-school or out-of-school-time programs that address one of the following areas — photography, architectural drawing and architecture, and written arts. Grant applicants must have […]
This Cultural Alliance residency wants artists and techies to come together method

Jul. 10, 2015 1:00 pm

This Cultural Alliance residency wants artists and techies to come together

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has opened entries for the TechniCulture Innovation Residency Award program, the next phase of the organization’s TechniCulture initiative, which encourages deeper collaborations between Philly’s arts & culture commutity and the tech scene. Three organizations will be selected and awarded a residency with a technologist or digital agency, a process that […]
Philly is a gateway for immigrants — Mayor’s office wants you to interview them purpose

Jul. 6, 2015 3:14 pm

Philly is a gateway for immigrants — Mayor’s office wants you to interview them

This summer, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA), in collaboration with immigrant stakeholders, will be conducting an assessment of the quality of life of the immigrant community in Philadelphia. With the “largest and fastest growing immigrant population” (Brookings Institute, 2008) compared to its peer regions, Philadelphia has re-emerged as a gateway for […]
DesignPhiladelphia Wants Your Event Proposals for This Year’s SHIFT purpose

Jun. 29, 2015 11:41 am

DesignPhiladelphia Wants Your Event Proposals for This Year’s SHIFT

The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is now accepting event proposals for the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, taking place citywide from October 8-16. Working with over 150 partners each year, DesignPhiladelphia offers a wide range of open-sourced, independently organized, public programming to demonstrate Philadelphia’s re-emergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative […]
Cooperative Studio Traction Company is Helping Artists Exchange Resources people

Jun. 29, 2015 10:18 am

Cooperative Studio Traction Company is Helping Artists Exchange Resources

  Traction Company, an artist cooperative and studio based in West Philadelphia, was founded by, and is comprised of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alumni, faculty and staff. Its mission is “to provide an environment where established, emerging and transitioning artists can expand on their artistic practice in a cooperative setting.” The group also […]
Let’s Dance is Calling for Stories of Bop and Cha Cha purpose

Jun. 25, 2015 2:44 pm

Let’s Dance is Calling for Stories of Bop and Cha Cha

Melissa Talley Palmer is hosting a series called The Let’s Dance Project which will consist of Bop and Cha Cha dance instruction and story circle time. The project is designed to preserve the history and culture of dances in the community related to the music and dance movements in the 1950’s. For the project, Talley […]
Groundswell’s Advocacy Helps Keep Cultural Fund Budget at $3.14 Mil purpose

Jun. 19, 2015 2:36 pm

Groundswell’s Advocacy Helps Keep Cultural Fund Budget at $3.14 Mil

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund was in jeopardy of having its funding cut by 40 percent for FY2016. However, yesterday, June 18, City Council approved an amended budget that maintains the Cultural Fund budget at $3.14 million. Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to sign the budget into law next week. The Philadelphia Cultural […]