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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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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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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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