Sunrise/AGL students produce short film “Polluted World”

“Polluted World” is a short film written, directed and starring middle school students who participated in the Art of Growing Leaders (AGL) summer program at Sunrise of Philadelphia. AGL program students are tasked with using various art forms to carry forward their advocacy and activism as it relates to their chosen social action project. A preceding and key […]

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ArtWell now a USDAC Affiliate

As of September 3, 2016, ArtWell is now one of three Philadelphia-based U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) Affiliates. The USDAC is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. ArtWell and recognized Affiliates are invited to take part in Actions, join in Citizen Artist […]

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2016 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope revealed

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson wears the 2016 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, which features ArtWell and four other charities from across the U.S. working to improve K-12 public education, during preparation for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. In addition to the Helmet of […]

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A lovely day for Make Art Philly

Make Art Philly, a day of voting themed art-making during the 2016 Democratic National Convention The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy hosted “Make Art Philly,” a day of voting themed art-making and crafting for young Philadelphians, Democratic National Convention delegates, and their families in the City Hall Courtyard on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. […]

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Let us walk! Youth address street harassment

Let Us Walk: Girls Against Street Harassment Over the spring (2016), through a partnership between the Art of Growing Leaders and the Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp, a group of youth participants launched the “Let Us Walk” social action project using guerilla-style art and community activism to voice their thoughts and opinions on street harassment. As part of the […]

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ArtWell receives CAIR-Philadelphia Leadership Award

ArtWell is humbled and honored to have received the CAIR-Philadelphia Leadership Award at the June 26, 2016 Interfaith Iftar Dinner where Fariha Khan, our former Board Chair, shared powerful heartfelt words along with our friends Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and the Very Rev. Judith Sullivan. The Second Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner took place at the Friends Center […]

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Program Director Julia Terry appointed to Commission for Women

On Wednesday, June 22, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced the appointments of the Executive Director and the 27 women to serve on the Commission for Women. Among the appointed members is ArtWell Program Director Julia Terry. “On behalf of ArtWell, I want to express how thrilled we are that Julia Terry has been appointed to the Mayor’s […]

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Student celebration caps ArtWell, Rhoads 2015/2016 program year

ArtWell, Rhoads Elementary Student Celebration: A Culmination of a Year of Deep Work and Partnership through the Arts Throughout the 2015-2016 school year an amazing team of ArtWell teaching artists worked intensively with third and fourth grade students at James Rhoads Elementary School through poetry, percussion, visual art and theater. The program’s culminating performance and celebration on Wednesday, […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Chester imagines new world with EcoArts

Thanks to Boys & Girls Club of Chester for hosting a great culminating day! It was wonderful to celebrate the beautiful work of our EcoArts pilot program with our amazing teaching-artist team and proud students! #EcoArts #ArtWell View EcoArts Photos (June 10, 2016) About EcoArts EcoArts uses art, poetry, and reflection to engage youth in exploring and redefining what […]

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