ArtWell News

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 Fall 2016 Orientation

Amazing orientation with our teaching artist cohort today, building facilitation skills and doing hard and important reflecting on our identities, teaching practice and social justice. It’s going to be a great year! Visit us on Facebook to view more photos from the days activities. ArtWell Teaching Artists 2016 Mission Statement WE can ignite the creative […]

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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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