Music Makes “Us” Happy

The Gathering at Williams Street Common #MusicMakesMeHappy #TheGathering #Philly Thanks to Music Makes Me Happy for including ArtWell in The Gathering of creative folks who are passionate about social justice, the arts and our great city! Panel Discussion Topic Inspiring social change and civic engagement through art and music in Philadelphia. Featured Panelists Just Greg – Founder […]

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ArtWell awarded Philadelphia Cultural Fund grant

Photo above: ArtWell Executive Director Susan Teegen (left) and Development Manager Rae Pagliarulo (right) ArtWell joined hundreds of arts and culture nonprofits to receive a generous grant from The Philadelphia Cultural Fund on March 22 at City Hall. In total, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund awarded over $2.7 million in Art and Culture grants to 304 local organizations […]

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The 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation

A collaboratively composed Poetic Address to the Nation was given at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Stories from the Poetic Address (download the Poetic Address to the Nation) were collected through Story Circles that took place nationwide from January 27-February 5, 2017. Philadelphia’s Story Circle took place February 4th. The Story Circles and Poetic Address […]

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AGL Published in Journal of Applied Arts & Health

The art of growing leaders: Supporting identity and leadership development through arts-based self-expression Authors: Junkin, Janelle; Kaimal, Girija; Terry, Julia; Smith, Kris Source: Journal of Applied Arts & Health, Volume 7, Number 3, 1 December 2016, pp. 327-345(19) Publisher: Intellect Abstract: This article presents findings from the evaluation of a year-long urban-school arts programme called the […]

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Philadelphia Story Circle for Women and Girls*

What if the State of the Union wasn’t spoken by one, but a poem created by many? Most years, the President delivers a State of the Union Address highlighting the past year and priorities for the coming year. In inauguration years there is no official speech, instead a Transition Team of experts is assembled to advise […]

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New cross-sector research project to include ArtWell

Congratulations grantees! We are thrilled and honored to be included as partners along with Settlement Music School, BuildaBridge International and Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology for the research project led by Drexel University. The project aims to connect creative arts therapies with community-based arts organizations to enhance social engagement and overall well-being in those who have […]

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2016 Generosity Philly 5K raises $9000+

With your help ArtWell raised more than $9,000 for creative youth programming throughout our region! As part of the nationwide Generosity Series, the 2016 Generosity Philadelphia multi-charity 5K Run/Walk took place on October 30, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. View Photos (via Facebook) Thank you to our 2016 participants! Adab Ibrahim Adrienne Chew Angela Steel Claudine Thomas […]

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Teaching Artists Guild launches new online resource library

The Teaching Artists Guild recently launched Centering the Work, a new online crowd-sourced arts education and social justice repository celebrating best practices, practitioners and projects from all over the country to serve as beacons, inspirations and support for expanding the work from the margins to the mainstream. Centering the Work was spearheaded by members of the […]

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month

From The White House / Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Proclamation — National Arts and Humanities Month, 2016 NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Throughout history, the arts and humanities have been at the forefront of […]

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