ArtWell Wins 2018-2019 Barra Award

  PRESS RELEASE ArtWell Wins 2018-2019 Barra Award for Exemplary Nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Region December 5, 2017 – Wayne, PA — The Barra Foundation has announced that ArtWell is a recipient of a 2018-2019 Barra Award. ArtWell joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that will each receive $50,000 in […]

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Youth Voice at ArtWell

Youth Voice at ArtWell by Program Director Julia Terry At ArtWell we understand that young people do not need adults to give them a voice, they already have strong opinions and important stories to share. It is our role and responsibility as a community to listen, trust, support, inform, strengthen and amplify their voices. Recently, […]

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ArtWell Leaders Convene for Annual Board Retreat

On Sunday, November 12th, ArtWell leaders convened for the annual Board Retreat. We were proud to officially welcome our new members, David Brown, Sara Richmond and Angela Steel, and to spend an afternoon together to focus on building connections to one another and our mission. The board and staff engaged in meaningful activities and generative […]

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Embodying Values and Finding Sanctuaries in Time

A Message From ArtWell Executive Director Susan Teegen Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to be back after having an opportunity to personally live out the ethos of our ArtWell programs throughout my Sabbatical. Thanks to your dedicated support and that of our Board and staff, our programs never missed a beat—more on this exciting work below. […]

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ArtWell Founder, Executive Director Awarded 2017 Crawford Achievement Prize

Above photo (left to right): Susan Teegen, ArtWell Founder and Executive Director; Pina Templeton, NRF Trustee from PA; and Bob Stuart, President, NRF Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of the National Recreation Foundation. In recognition of her service to the youth of Philadelphia, the National Recreation Foundation presented its 2017 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize to […]

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Scenes from the 7th Annual Arts and Education Symposium

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Arts Education network and Education and Policy Leadership Center (EPLC), the 7th Annual Arts and Education Symposium presented arts educators, school and community leaders, higher education faculty and administrators, and policy leaders with a unique opportunity for networking and learning. Among the day’s workshop offerings: “Supporting Trauma Impacted Students Through Arts […]

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“Creative Techniques for Connection, Reflection and Self-Care” at Jefferson University

Through poetry, collage and conversation, Jefferson University students experienced ArtWell’s arts-based approach to developing healing relationships and personal practices which can mitigate stress, burnout and secondary trauma. The “Creative Techniques for Connection, Reflection and Self-Care” workshop was held on November 1 as part of Jefferson University’s Immersion Week. Participating medical students created the following I […]

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ArtWell 5K Team Raises Over $12,000!

Major thanks to our participants – Abby Stamelman Hocky, Adab Ibrahim, Adrienne Chew, Angela Steel, Cathleen Cohen, Claudine Thomas, Danny House, David Brown, Jeanmarie Lee, Jennifer Simpson, Josh Goldstein, Julia Terry, Kathlyn York, Khalil Suaray, Miranda Katz, Normadene Murphy, Patty Smail, Rae Pagliarulo, Susan Teegen, and Winston Wallace – and all of our supporters! Check […]

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Philly School District Announces Efforts to Redesign Arts Education

ArtWell was one of numerous arts organizations to contribute to the mapping of Philadelphia’s arts education ecosystem. The public map is part of the new initiative led by the Philadelphia School District, the Neubauer Family Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education to help expand arts resources and programs across the city. […]

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