Leadership

Youth Voice at ArtWell

Youth Voice at ArtWell by Program Director Julia Terry At ArtWell we understand that young people do not need adults to give them a voice, they already have strong opinions and important stories to share. It is our role and responsibility as a community to listen, trust, support, inform, strengthen and amplify their voices. Recently, […]

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Embodying Values and Finding Sanctuaries in Time

A Message From ArtWell Executive Director Susan Teegen Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to be back after having an opportunity to personally live out the ethos of our ArtWell programs throughout my Sabbatical. Thanks to your dedicated support and that of our Board and staff, our programs never missed a beat—more on this exciting work below. […]

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Scenes from the 7th Annual Arts and Education Symposium

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Arts Education network and Education and Policy Leadership Center (EPLC), the 7th Annual Arts and Education Symposium presented arts educators, school and community leaders, higher education faculty and administrators, and policy leaders with a unique opportunity for networking and learning. Among the day’s workshop offerings: “Supporting Trauma Impacted Students Through Arts […]

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ArtWell Workshop Explores Self-Knowledge, Identity, and Sanctuary Through The Arts

On September 29th ArtWell led Plymouth Meeting Friends School administrators and teachers in a workshop exploring identity, arts activities and tools in support of youth, and building community among students and colleagues. One Plymouth Meeting administrator had this to say: We are a community that thrives on creative, reflective opportunities. This was really a perfect […]

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Resource Alert: USDAC Guide to Artistic Response

From the USDAC: As natural disasters and social emergencies multiply, the need has grown for ethical, creative, and effective artistic response—arts-based work responding to disaster or other community-wide emergency, much of it created in collaboration with community members directly affected. Art Became The Oxygen was created to engage three categories of readers who share the […]

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Spirit News Profiles in Kensington: Adab Ibrahim

Adab Ibrahim is the Community Liaison for Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society and is an ArtWell Board Member. Meet the Community Liaison of Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society JACQUIE MAHON Adab Ibrahim, Community Liaison for Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, was already seated at ReAnimator Coffee in Kensington when I arrived. With three children (all at Temple University), […]

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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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