PACA x CW: Strategic Thinking Workshop
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

PACA x CW: Strategic Thinking Workshop

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Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) and CultureWorks have teamed up to offer a monthly workshop series to build cooperative leadership in our communities.

This month, on November 29th from 6-8PM, we'll focus on strategic thinking. 

No matter what your role is in your organization, sharpening your strategic thinking skills will help you better navigate changes. How well it is practiced - can be the difference between arriving at the future imagined or the future imposed.

Please RSVP in advance. $15 for PACA and CultureWorks members. For more info, click here.

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Job Listing: Shared Workspace Coordinator
Dec
1
12:30 PM12:30

Job Listing: Shared Workspace Coordinator

What We Do

CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia provides arts and heritage organizations and creative professionals affordable access to the support and strategy they need to flourish.  We are a management commons offering shared services and space to our community of roughly 200 members and growing, from individual artists and creative professionals to arts, heritage, and creative organizations.

Why We Do It

We believe that everyone should have unfettered access to the support they need to live a creative life, to pass on to others the culture, ideas, and traditions that they cherish.

Our values.
Be Empathetic.
Be Equitable.
Be Creative.
Be Bold.
Share

Our motto. We are the Caretakers of the ideas, work, and wellbeing of our members.

Our relationship credo. CultureWorks is a place of accountability, genuine care, and guidance for our members. Providing this support is our highest mission.

The services we provide are more than transactional, they are relational. Through each step of our relationship with our members, we excite their imagination, lower barriers to access, stimulate their wellbeing (flourishing), and in turn create a more equitable and vibrant cultural community.

Position Roles & Responsibilities

MEMBER MANAGEMENT

  • Respond to client/member inquiries regarding space functionality.
  • Maintain presence at front desk including greeting visitors and notifying their hosts of arrival.
  • Receive packages/mail and notifying recipients of their arrival.
  • Be available to our members to answer questions, respond to concerns, and offer resources.
  • Respond to inquiries from our member suggestion box.
  • Lead tours for guests and prospective members.

SPACE

  • Keep office supplies stocked, maintain vendor relationships, and maintain inventory list.
  • Engage with and supervising out-of-house cleaning service.
  • Engage with our landlord to resolve maintenance issues as well as maintain issues database.
  • Maintain the overall cleanliness of the space including decor, plant life, and furnishings.
  • Keep the kitchen clean & well stocked in the morning, throughout the day, and before leaving.
  • Situate new members in the space.
  • Assess special technological or spatial needs for members or guests (if necessary).
  • Assisting with setup and breakdown of events, including ordering food and beverages.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Manage our Internet network’s reliability and connectivity.
  • Manage our printer, including setting up new members and dealing with maintenance issues.
  • Manage our security system, including key fobs and security footage.
  • Research new operations-related software and techniques for improving efficiency.
  • Engage with Nexudus, our member and space/calendar management system.

Skills & Experience

  • Empathy and caring attention to detail.
  • Stellar customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability prioritize and to multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Our office is entirely Mac-based: experience with recent Apple OS preferred.
  • Experience with Google Applications (Google Sheets, Docs, etc.).
  • General familiarity with the arts, culture, and heritage fields a plus.

Timeline and Compensation

Timeline: December 2017 - May 2018 [with potential opportunity to continue]
Weekly Commitment: 15-20 Hours/Week|
Compensation: $15-$20/Hour [W2 salaried position]

To Apply

Please send in PDF form a cover letter, resume or similar review of professional experience, and three references to jointheteam@cultureworksphila.org. Applications mailed through the USPS or faxed are not accepted. We will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CultureWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, gender, or sexual identity.

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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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[VDA@CW] 2018 Planning
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

[VDA@CW] 2018 Planning

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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:

  • Plan your upcoming year 
  • Identify your goals and break them down into achievable tasks
  • Plot your tasks on a timeline/calendar for 2018

Presented by Brittany Campese (VDA) & Beth Warshaw (CultureWorks). Light refreshments provided. 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. For more info, click here.

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We Are The Seeds Holiday Soirée
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

We Are The Seeds Holiday Soirée

We are the Seeds hosts Holiday Soirée with Zachariah Julian. Come out for a beautiful night of music, art, and fun. Support of fantastic Indigenous arts and culture organization as they close out a beautiful 2017 and work toward an even better 2018. Performing in concert will be Jicarilla Apache singer songwriter Zachariah Julian12/6.

For more info, click here.

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Hidden City Philadelphia Book Event + Various Tours
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Hidden City Philadelphia Book Event + Various Tours

 

Hidden City Philadelphia invites you to join them for their first public event celebrating the publication of Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City. Co-authors (and Hidden City Daily co-founders) Nathaniel Popkin and Pete Woodall will talk about the book’s themes and present a slideshow, with a discussion and book signing to follow. In addition, Hidden City will also host various tours this month, exploring different neighborhoods and themes. 11/7 + various dates. 

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Khmer Dance Master Class with Lanica Angpak of CAGE
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Khmer Dance Master Class with Lanica Angpak of CAGE

Join Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE) for our SECOND Master Class with Lanica Angpak!

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 19th from 10AM-12PM
  • Where: Second Floor Meeting Space inside of Bok (1901 S. 9th Street, Phila, PA 19148-- entrance on 9th Street)
  • Who: open for all levels, some experience in basic Khmer dance helpful but not necessary
  • Cost: $15 at the door, $5 for students with proper ID (cash only in person); PayPal available on our website!

Why: because you want to learn some new dance moves and support an awesome group blossom in South Philly! Also, because we'll have refreshments and everyone loves local food!

What you'll learn: basics of Khmer dance, Khmer dance stretches, basic conversational Khmer language

Can't make it to the workshop but want to support? Message us on how you can sponsor a participant for $10! The more sponsors we have, the more free tickets for participants there will be*!

*Free tickets are first come, first served at the door. Quantity of free tickets will be announced 3 days before the event (Thursday, Nov. 16th).
 

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Warrior Writers 10th Birthday Celebrations
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Warrior Writers 10th Birthday Celebrations

Warrior Writers is elated to announce their birthday celebration! Everyone is welcome. They kick off on Friday evening (happy hour and play) and go until 4 on Sunday. The event culminates with a party featuring live drawing/painting, special musical acts, and offerings of wellness including acupuncture, massage, Reiki and more!

Learn more and reserve your ticket today. 11/17 - 11/19

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Mapping Emergent Biodiversity at North Philly Peace Park
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Mapping Emergent Biodiversity at North Philly Peace Park

Artist, curator, and educator Dylan Gauthier will lead a workshop with Pili X, Director of Community Partnerships at North Philly Peace Park, which will map connections between the main Peace Park site and satellite gardens in the neighborhood, develop a taxonomy and catalog of the immanent and emergent biodiversity of neighborhood lots and reclaimed land, and discuss ways to reinforce resilience and preparedness in the area. 

This event will take place at North Philly Peace Park located at 2216 W Jefferson Street. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, click here. 

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[VDA@CW] Fundraising Beyond Grants
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

[VDA@CW] Fundraising Beyond Grants

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Vision Driven Artists and CultureWorks are partnering on a monthly workshop series for artists and arts organizations!

This month, on November 13th from 6-8PM, we'll focus on:

  • Learn the language of fundraising 
  • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your work
  • Create a list of actual fundraising ideas for your project

Presented by Brittany Campese (VDA) & Jamaine Smith (CultureWorks). Artists and cultural workers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Free for CultureWorks & PACA members. $5 for the public. RSVP required.

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Various Events at The Common Room
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Various Events at The Common Room

The Common Room is hosting several events throughout the month - take part in their First Friday festivities,  enjoy food, fashion, and art during their Supper Club, and learn the basics of meditative writing with the Writing Sangha11/9, 11/13, + more.

For info on the 11/9 tie-dying event, click here. For info on the 11/13 event on meditative yoga, click here.
 

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Creative Soul Sunday
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Soul Sunday

Creative Soul Sunday, Bill Holmes invites you to Creative Soul Sunday, a day of artistic collaboration with like-minded spirits to tap into your imagination. Bring your notebooks, journals, sketch pads, ideas, etc. for a fun-filled, interactive event to create, encourage, motivate, and share. Light refreshments will be served.  11/12.

For more info, click here. 

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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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PACA x CW: Power & Leadership Workshop
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

PACA x CW: Power & Leadership Workshop

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(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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Sponsoring Equity: Reflection & Tools to Create Holistic Change
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Sponsoring Equity: Reflection & Tools to Create Holistic Change

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Join CultureWorks, alongside Rainer Valley Corps, at the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors 2017 Gathering in New Orleans, the only national gathering of its kind, where fiscal sponsors come together to share information on fiscal sponsorship practice, and learn from each other and experts in various fields.

CultureWorks and Rainer Valley will help participants examine how their collective actions, systems, and policies as Fiscal Sponsors contribute, or don’t contribute, to a more equitable sector by increasing access to the resources needed to flourish. More information and registration for the gathering can be found here.

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Drawing the Line: A Comics & Outreach Workshop w/ Nicole Georges
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Drawing the Line: A Comics & Outreach Workshop w/ Nicole Georges

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In this interactive workshop, Lambda award-winning writer and illustrator, Nicole Georges will lead participants through her process as a comic and zine creator, exploring how these mediums can be used as tools for storytelling and empowerment. More so, what are best practices for taking these tools into communities outside of our own?

Georges will recount what she's learned in her own 20 years of experience sharing zines as an organizer, teacher, and artist - as well as best practices, ethics, and funding options. Participants will leave with tools for how to ethically and cooperatively tell someone else's story, be it written, drawn, or spoken. 

Presented in partnership by Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.,CultureWorks Greater PhiladelphiaLeeway Foundation, and College of Liberal Arts @ Temple University.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited so RSVP is required, by using the link below. Children are welcome and ASL available with prior notice by October 11.

https://cultureworksleeway.ticketleap.com/drawing-the-line/

Also, a public reading and book signing will follow from 7:30-8:30pm. No registration is required.

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Creative Crossovers: Innovative Careers in the Arts
Oct
17
11:00 AM11:00

Creative Crossovers: Innovative Careers in the Arts

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In conversation with Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Spiral Q, and CW member, Apiary Magazine, CultureWorks will be a featured speaker on the “Creative Crossovers: Innovative Careers in the Liberal Arts” panel, which will feature creative professionals who have synthesized their love of arts and culture into rewarding careers founded on collaboration, community, and social justice.

This panel is part of Temple College of Liberal Arts' Graphic Thinking Conference, which examines important social and political questions through the lens and medium of comics and graphic illustration. At its core, this conference and panel seeks to further an understanding and recognition of the value of arts - critical thinking and analysis - in our contemporary world.

Open to the public. Registration is required.

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CultureWorks Open House Breakfast
Oct
12
8:30 AM08:30

CultureWorks Open House Breakfast

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Join us for an early morning Open House as we welcome CultureWorks’ new Chief Commons Director, Liz Sytsma. Liz has been working with cultural organizations and artists for over 10 years, six of those years being with CultureWorks through its development into the management commons that it is today.

Liz is excited to transition into this new role, a role that she says has always been “that of a caretaker – nurturing the wellbeing of the organization and staff so that CultureWorks can, in turn, help members flourish”. She approaches her work with optimism and empathy - meeting people where they are and always believing that there is a way forward.

So, stop by on October 12th to officially welcome Liz into her new role, enjoy good company and light fare, and learn more about CultureWorks’ next steps. All are welcome; RSVP encouraged!

https://cultureworksphila.ticketleap.com/open-house/

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POST @ CultureWorks
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

POST @ CultureWorks

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Come celebrate Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) at CultureWorks. With member artwork, merchandise, tabling, and even knitting workshops from the Artblog, Bonnie MacAllister, The Common Room, Casa de DuendeWarrior Writers, and We Are The Seeds, you won’t want to miss out!

Plus, CultureWorks staff will be on site for 1-on-1 sit downs about your work and vision and how our services might be able to assist. POST also happens on the same day as the Midtown Village Fall Festival, so stop by not only for the artwork at CultureWorks, but for the festival on 13th Street.

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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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cinéSPEAK Presents Dee Rees' Pariah
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

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 :) 

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VDA@CW: Recruiting Volunteer Power
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

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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The Art Dept. Presents Hand Quilting with Susan Rethorst
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
2:30 PM14:30

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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