Leadership

Picasso Project Grant Awarded to ArtWell, Rhoads Elementary

You make our hearts beat James Rhoades Elementary school! @IBX @artwellphilly Congrats on your #PicassoProject award! @PhillyMayor pic.twitter.com/bdmoQW0LSf — Picasso Project (@PCCYarts) January 10, 2018 Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) recently announced it’s 2018 Picasso Project winners and partners at a City Hall ceremony with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, School District Superintendent Dr. […]

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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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