ArtWell News

Teachers-only session begins Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week at ArtWell

Thank you afterschool professionals and partners for making a difference in the lives of young people! An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year. Today, afterschool programs are viewed as much more than just childcare. They are widely credited as the way to enhance education in STEM, literacy, the arts, social and […]

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Going Beyond the Art Room

Going Beyond the Art Room On April 1st, as part of the Moore College of Art & Design 2017 Art Education Spring Symposium, Julia Terry and Kris Smith of ArtWell led more than 100 participants (3 rotating sessions) under the connecting theme of “Fostering Social Emotional Learning and Social Justice through Arts Partnerships.” Julia and Kris […]

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No hate, no fear

“The leaders decided it was time to revisit a form of expression and peacebuilding that had united the community more than a decade earlier: mural art.” Thank you U.S. Catholic magazine for sharing this story and the history of Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy’s bridge-building and life-affirming collaboration with ArtWell, Mural Arts Philadelphia and many other important partners […]

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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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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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