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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Windows to Peace Community Celebration

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, ArtWell and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program hosted a community celebration May 21 along with a dedication to the “Windows to Peace” mural, a sequel project to the 2004 collaboration that brought together the three partners to create the “Doorways to Peace” mural. Now, more than 10 years later, our three organizations have […]

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ArtWell announced as recipient of 2016 Helmet of Hope Grant

Thank you to all who voted and supported ArtWell during the 2016 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Grant campaign! As one of 10 semi-finalists selected from 1200 applicants across the country, ArtWell participated in the public vote round and finished with the highest total number of votes among the five finalists. ArtWell amassed 37,652 votes during the week long voting […]

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What would you say to a police officer?

Guest Blog by Teaching Artists: Sara Graybeal, Rebeccah Ulm, and Kris Smith What would you say to a police officer? This is the question that middle school students at Southwark School have chosen to wrestle with for their creative action project as part of The Art of Growing Leaders (AGL) program. Beginning in October 2015, in partnership […]

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