VDA@CW: Recruiting Volunteer Power
Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

VDA@CW: Recruiting Volunteer Power

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Vision Driven Artists and CultureWorks are partnering on a monthly workshop series for artists and arts organizations! This month we will:

  • Learn about the different types of volunteers (including advisory boards!)
  • Think about how you could utilize volunteers to support your programming and goals
  • Develop a list of ways you can make volunteering fun and beneficial for your volunteers

Presented by Brittany Campese (VDA) & Tommy Joshua (North Philly Peace Park). Artists and cultural workers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Free for CultureWorks & PACA members. $5 for the public. Maximum capacity 20. Registration required. Please only register if you plan to attend in-person.

A portion of the event will be live-streamed via Periscope starting at 6PM EST. The live broadcast link will be posted to our social media (TwitterFacebookInstagram). Please note that all workshops include hands-on activities and opportunities for direct feedback that online participants will not receive. Learn more and sign up here!

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cinéSPEAK Presents Dee Rees' Pariah
Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

cinéSPEAK Presents Dee Rees' Pariah

cinéSPEAK: alternative cinema invites you to the 3rd event of their latest community gathering + film series --> #BoycottTheOscarsPHL: on race, honoring culture + being good neighbors. 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29: DEE REE's PARIAH
cinéSPEAK is honored to present this gorgeously-acted, vividly-shot (by Academy Award nominated Bradford Young of 'Selma') incredibly important coming of age story. 
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DOORS @ 6:30PM
SCREENING @ 8:00PM sundown

COME EARLY - HANG LATE: 
SNACKS. DRINKS. FRIENDS - NEW + OLD. 
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TICKETS: 
At the door $5 - $10 **Pay-what-ya-can sliding scale**
**We like to operate in the Robin Hood world. So, if you can afford to pay full price, we ask that you do so. This enables us to allow others that cannot, to slide :) 

For more information, click here.

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Resident Theatre Company Presents Next to Normal
Sep
29
to Oct 15

Resident Theatre Company Presents Next to Normal

Resident Theatre Company presents Next to Normal directed by Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell and music directed By Corey Everly. This deeply moving, transformational musical with provocative lyrics and an electrifying score, won 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

For more information, click here.

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PACA x CW: Power & Leadership Workshop
Oct
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

PACA x CW: Power & Leadership Workshop

Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) and CultureWorks have teamed up to offer a workshop series to build cooperative leadership development in our communities. This month, on October 30th from 6-8PM, we'll focus on power and leadership.

In order to use power to affect positive change in our organizations, we have to develop a good relationship with it. Yes, power can be abused, corrupting, and hoarded.  Power can also be helpful, edifying, and shared.  What’s your relationship to power in your organization?  What do you know about your own power?  How can you shift your understanding of power to better equip you to lead?

This workshop is designed to motivated leaders to stand responsibly in their own power.  To do so, participants will:

  • Explore how different types of power function resulting in deeper organizational awareness
  • Identify how formal and informal power show up in their own experiences and how to leverage those to lead better and help others step up into power
  • Recognize barriers to acquiring power so as to identify opportunities for organizational shifts away from bias and discrimination 

Please RSVP in advance as space is limited. $15 for PACA and CultureWorks members, sliding scale rates for the public.

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Theater of Witness Presents "Walk in my Shoes"
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Theater of Witness Presents "Walk in my Shoes"

Theater of Witness presents Walk in my Shoes a piece created and performed by police and community members exploring societal wounds and sharing their stories and visions for the future. Scripted and directed by Theater of Witness Artistic Director Teya Sepinuck directly from the words and experiences of the performers, the piece is collaboration with Philadelphia Police Inspector Altovise Love-Craighead, and composer Jay Fluellen.

For more information, click here.

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Calm Clarity Hosts Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Calm Clarity Hosts Weekend Mindfulness Retreat

Calm Clarity is hosting a weekend retreat to help master your mind and be your best self. Purchase your tickets now to receive an early bird discount. 

Calm Clarity's Mindful Leadership Program uses neuroscience to help you:

  • Think clearly and make effective decisions
  • Be more creative, innovative, and collaborative
  • Build resilience to bounce back quickly from stress

For more information, click here.

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The Art Dept. Presents Hand Quilting with Susan Rethorst
Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

The Art Dept. Presents Hand Quilting with Susan Rethorst

The Art Dept. invites you to join quilter and choreographer Susan Rethorst of REDHORSE Studio for an afternoon of hand quilting. Drawing on 42 years of quilting experience, Susan will walk you through the basics of making your own quilt, beginning with choosing/designing a pattern, and moving onto methods of assembly. 

For more information, click here.

 

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Laos in the House Presents Recipes for Change
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Laos in the House Presents Recipes for Change

Join multimedia artist Catzie Vilayphonh of Laos in the House for Recipes for Change, a special evening of food and storytelling. This program, presented in partnership with the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and The Philadelphia Commission for Women, is part of Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week is an annual series of events where communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

For more information, click here.

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PACA x CW: Self-Care & Leadership Workshop
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

PACA x CW: Self-Care & Leadership Workshop

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Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) and CultureWorks have teamed up to offer a workshop series to build cooperative leadership development in our communities. This month, on September 19 from 6-8PM, we'll focus on leadership and self-care.

At work and in our organizing spaces, many of us are good at encouraging others to take good care, but often find it difficult to step away from the work long enough to really restore ourselves. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Explore components of self-management leading to deeper analysis of how you are and are not taking good care of yourself
  • Identify and map out how to use self-care techniques to manage yourself better and still effectively lead
  • Understand the brain and body connection to your emotions and why you need a break

Please RSVP in advance as space is limited. $15 for PACA and CultureWorks members, sliding scale rates for the public. Learn more and sign up here!

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Juniper Productions Presents #CocktailPlays
Sep
18
to Sep 20

Juniper Productions Presents #CocktailPlays

Juniper Productions has commissioned four of Philadelphia's most innovative playwrights to premiere sweet, savory, and spicy works as part of the company's inaugural theatrical experience. The evening of short plays will be presented at Philadelphia Distilling (25 East Allen Street, Philadelphia).

For more information, click here.

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DivaNation presents "ALL WOMEN, ALL JAZZ!"
Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

DivaNation presents "ALL WOMEN, ALL JAZZ!"

DivaNation PHILLY is happy to announce their Fall 2017 Concert: "ALL WOMEN, ALL JAZZ!" Monnette Sudler & her Ladies Night Out Combo! with performances by DivaNation Divas: Gretchen Elise, Khadijah Renee, Sherry Wilson Butler, Carol Harris, and introducing our fall student Diva, Haley Joyner!

Join DivaNation for a beautiful evening of classic jazz - presented in the spirit of feminine creativity, hope, and love! 

For more information, click here. 

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Small But Mighty Arts Co-Partners on Artist Bash @ Barnes Foundation
Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Small But Mighty Arts Co-Partners on Artist Bash @ Barnes Foundation

Party with a mission.

Artist Bash returns this fall themed "Drivers of Social Change," packing another powerhouse lineup of creative movers and shakers. Meet musicians, comedians, and poets harnessing art's power to drive community impact. Bring the whole gang for cocktails, open mic, and live performances. 

Tickets are $30 (members $15) and include access to the world-renowned Barnes collection and #UrbanRiders exhibition inspired by a North Philadelphia community of horse riders. Reserve here.

In partnership with iHeartRadioOnehunted, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, and Small But Mighty Arts

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Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Vision Driven Artists Series at CultureWorks

Vision Driven Artists is bringing their monthly capacity-building workshops to CultureWorks! Each month will cover a different topic and feature local guest speakers, panelists, and facilitators who will share expertise, resources and opportunities. All workshops will be open to the public, but tailored to the needs of the CultureWorks community.

Join us next month for Creating a Project Budget, where you'll learn how to interpret and assemble budgets using CultureWorks' templates. 

Free for CultureWorks members. $5 for the public. RSVP today! 

 

 

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Aug
2
2:30pm 2:30pm

Olney Youth Arts Festival

The 5th edition of the Olney Youth Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at 12 PM - 4 PM. Celebrates the diversity and youth of Olney, stop by 5th and Chew (West Chew Avenue), for a family fun day. If it rains, the event will be indoors at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 5918 North 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19120. 

 

 

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Love Now Media presents "11 Days of Love"
Jul
5
to Jul 15

Love Now Media presents "11 Days of Love"

Love Now Media's founder, Jos Duncan, recently received a Window of Opportunity grant from the Leeway Foundation for Love Now Media's 11 Days of Love, a workshop and events series throughout Philadelphia that centers love-activism and the power of love-based storytelling and media-making within social justice work. All workshops will be free, open to the public, and hosted in partnership with a group that is making a social impact. Save the dates; full schedule coming soon! 7/5-15.

For more info, click here.

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Bread & Roses "On the Rise for Real Change"
Jun
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bread & Roses "On the Rise for Real Change"

Join Bread & Roses Community Fund at On the Rise for Real Change, their annual celebration of the year’s grantee groups organizing for better schools, fewer prisons, a healthier environment, and more in the Philadelphia region. On the Rise for Real Change will be held Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cultureworks Greater Philadelphia (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320).

The space is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available upon request. Please note that childcare will not be provided but children are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Let us know you’re planning to attend by filling out the RSVP form below.

For more information, click here.

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North Philly Peace Park hosts "Neighbors Walk for Peace, Unity, and Community Power"
Jun
24
12:00pm12:00pm

North Philly Peace Park hosts "Neighbors Walk for Peace, Unity, and Community Power"

North Philly Peace Park invites you to the Neighbors Walk for Peace, Unity, and Community Power, immediately followed by their sixth annual Community and Family Day. In addition, earlier on June 10th, they will be a host site for BYOB Free Produce Day and encourage people to bring their own bag and enjoy some free produce. 6/24.

For more info, click here.

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Theater of Witness "Walk in my Shoes" Fundraising Launch + Reception
Jun
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Theater of Witness "Walk in my Shoes" Fundraising Launch + Reception

Theater of Witness will host a fundraising launch and reception for their new Walk in my Shoes project. Join them for light refreshments, live music, a film showing, and meeting with the Artistic Director, project performers, and partners. In addition, Theater of Witness is also accepting applications for their Becoming the VesselTrainings, an immersive 5 day training over two consecutive weekends focused on bearing witness, deep listening, creative exploration, community building, personal storytelling, sacred space, and finding medicine in stories in late June and early July. 6/20.

For more info, click here.

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Mindful Mondays in June @ CultureWorks
Jun
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mindful Mondays in June @ CultureWorks

Tired of starting your week with manic Mondays? Ready for a change? Mindful Mondays is a monthly event series to help folks unplug and de-stress, hosted right here at CultureWorks. Led by Calm Clarity & Mentally Fit Philly, Mindful Mondays aims to create a calm oasis in Center City for professionals to rejuvenate and center themselves in the present moment. Sessions are FREE and open to the public. All levels welcome and no experience necessary. However, registration is required. RSVP below. 

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CW Presents @ Allied Media Conference
Jun
17
12:45pm12:45pm

CW Presents @ Allied Media Conference

Ayo! CultureWorks is presenting at the Allied Media Conference, a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.

Alongside Fractured Atlas and Allied Media Projects, CultureWorks staff, Beth Warshaw and Jamaine Smith, will ask: "What if you could grow your creative practice without also needing to be your own accountant and fundraiser?" 

We'll explore how resource-sharing models of fiscal sponsorship can meet the needs of artists and cultural workers. We'll also discuss how we grow, serve, and support our communities; what tools we each offer; and how we approach our work from an anti-oppression perspective. For more info, click here.

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Songs in the Key of Free presents "Rise Up: Songs & Stories from SCI-Graterford"
Jun
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Songs in the Key of Free presents "Rise Up: Songs & Stories from SCI-Graterford"

Songs in the Key of Free, in partnership with the Curtis Institute of Music and the Mural Arts' Voices project, presents Rise Up: Songs and Stories from SCI-Graterford, an event that showcases a series of ongoing workshops inside a maximum-security prison. Hosted at the Painted Bride, Philadelphia-area musicians will perform the songs while multimedia footage from inside Graterford connects the audience to the songwriters and reveals the creativity and humanity that thrive even from behind bars. 6/16.

For more info, click here.

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BYO Indigo Dip-In w/ The Art Dept. + CultureWorks
Jun
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

BYO Indigo Dip-In w/ The Art Dept. + CultureWorks

Looking to add a lil' color into your life? Want to celebrate the start of Summer with folks in a casual + fun atmosphere? Learn a new craft?

Join CultureWorks and The Art Dept. for a BYO Indigo Dip-In.  We'll provide shapes, clamps, rubber bands, and string for you to try various Shibori resist techniques to create unique patterns with this or any other dyes. You can dye your own fabric, yarn, or over-dye an existing garment. New to this technique? No worries! There's no experience required. Plus, look at all the amazing DIY projects you could recreate. 

Workshop open to the public with all material provided. Feel free to bring along anything else you'd like dye. Please RSVP in advance by clicking here - as class is capped at 20 people!

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Vision Driven Artists hosts "Getting New Projects Off the Ground" Workshop
Jun
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Vision Driven Artists hosts "Getting New Projects Off the Ground" Workshop

The Vision Driven Artist Series will host Getting New Projects Off the Ground, a workshop focused on identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and potential threats of a new project - as well as thinking through the components of your projects and its goals. Guest facilitator, Oskar Castro, Bohiti Fotuto. Hosted at The Rotunda6/12.

For more info, click here.

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Power Street Theatre Company's "Theatre en Las Parcelas"
Jun
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Power Street Theatre Company's "Theatre en Las Parcelas"

Power Street Theatre Company, in collaboration with Norris Square Neighborhood Project, present Theatre en Las Parcelas, a series of culturally-resonating performances in a garden space in North Philadelphia, all for the price of “pay what you wish”. This month is Out of Orbit, a three-character theatre piece exploring the complexities of power and privilege, environmental justice, homelessness, ancestral awakenings, and Latinx cultural preservation. 6/10.

For more info, click here.

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Tribe of Fools presents "School Play"
Jun
9
to Jun 25

Tribe of Fools presents "School Play"

Tribe of Fools presents School Play, an adventure set in the American educational system featuring an eager student battling his inability to sit still, his need to ask "silly questions" and his love for “non-academic” subjects. Through the use of comedy, acrobatics and hand-balancing, Tribe of Fools tells the story of a kid who desperately wants to do well in school despite a barrage of negative reinforcement. 6/9-25.

For more info, click here.

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Resident Theatre Company's Classic Broadway Gala
Jun
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Resident Theatre Company's Classic Broadway Gala

Resident Theatre Company presents their Classic Broadway Gala, featuring food, an open bar, a live show with 6 professional singers performing Broadway music, and a preview of next season's musicals. 6/9.

In addition, RTC is also currently accepting registration for a professional masterclass focused on auditioning for musical theatre, that runs in mid-August, for teens, ages 14-19. 

For more info, click here.

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Glen Foerd hosts Riverside Concert with Philadelphia Banjo Society
Jun
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Glen Foerd hosts Riverside Concert with Philadelphia Banjo Society

Glen Foerd invites you to join them at their Riverside Concert with the Philadelphia Banjo Society. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner, or just come to enjoy the scenic views of the river with music! Pay what you wish at the door. Proceeds are split between Glen Foerd and the performers. 6/8.

For more info, click here.

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