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Artist Photos & Videography
Diaspora Productions
James Jackson
Kate Raines
Manuel Alé Vasquez
Natasha Cohen-Carol
Terrell Halsey
Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships
Bread & Roses Community Fund
A grassroots organization that offers potential funding for artist-activist projects for individuals and organizations, but with more of a focus in community organizing and activism in particular.
Illuminate the Arts
Offers microgrants for independent artists and general operating support for arts organizations.
Leah Stein Dance Company
Offers residencies for artists who work in dance, theatre, and performance art.
Leeway Foundation
A granting organization that offers several opportunities for funding for women and trans* artists.
Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF)
Funded by the City of Philadelphia, PCF offers grants for funding for newer arts organizations and collectives.
Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR)
Offers residencies for artists who wish to use recycled materials for their projects.
The Awesome Foundation
Offers monthly $1,000 microgrants to support projects across all disciplines and industries in Philadelphia.
Spaces/Organizations for Professional Development
CultureWorks
A co-working space for arts organizations that can also be used by independent artists.
Headlong
A dance-theater space that supports performance research, and also features a performance institute for independent performance artists.
PhillyCAM
An organization that provides resources for film, video, and broadcasting, including public access channels in local TV.
REC Philly
A co-working/studio space that also offers workshops and opportunities for independent artists.
Scribe Video Center
Specializing in film and video art, Scribe Video Center offers a variety of workshops and opportunities for emerging and experienced artists.
Theatre Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s support organization for theatre artists, which presents a variety of professional development and promotional opportunities.
Vision Driven Consulting
Offers free workshops, hosts co-working groups, and opportunities for early-career artists.
Specialized Services for Artists
Art-Reach
A service organization for artists and organizations seeking to make their work more accessible for disabled audiences. It’s recommended that you reach out to them earlier rather than later in your process!
Hands UP Productions
Offers specialized ASL interpretation for performance projects, with a variety of options for collaborative styles.
Partners for Sacred Spaces
Provides opportunities for artists to use unoccupied sacred spaces such as churches or congregations for a variety of purposes, ranging from rehearsals, performance, or office space.
Tax Prep for Working Artists
Akeem Davis
Amy Smith
Christianne Kapps
Juliana Flower
Logan Cryer
Maria Möller
Tim White

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Upcoming Events

Visual Art

Blood Baby: Touch Library

Jun. 7 – Jun. 23, 2024
Dance

Blood Baby: Communion

Jun. 7 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Current Projects

Projects

Blood Baby

June 2024
Projects

Lenape Sippu: Call Her By Her Name

Mar. 20 - Apr. 20, 2024
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May 2024

(thINKingDANCE) A River Runs Down 52nd

Theater
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May 2024

Cultural Dramaturgy and the Early Mapping of Meg Foley’s Blood Baby

Photo of Carpet Womb performance by Erin Johnson Learn about the early, expansive formation of Blood Baby from Michèle Steinwald, the former project advisor and a current Queer Parent Convenings co-facilitator: Cultural Dramaturgy and the Early Mapping of Meg Foley’s Blood Baby By Michèle Steinwald How it started… Read More
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May 2024

(NPR) Tyshawn Sorey wins 2024 Pulitzer Prize in music for ‘Adagio (For Wadada Leo Smith)’

Article
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Apr 2024

(Philadelphia Inquirer) See photos of the Earth Day Lenape ritual and procession along 52nd Street

Article
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Apr 2024

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Connecting community to the land: Earth Day on 52nd Street centers Lenape practices and stories

Jazz
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Apr 2024

Jazz on Market is back this May!

Jazz on Market, a series of concerts featuring acclaimed jazz musicians from Philly and beyond, returns this May! Tickets are now on sale for all three shows: 5/5: An Evening with Luke Carlos O’Reilly & Friends – award-winning Philadelphia piano, organist, and musical director Luke Carlos O’Reilly and ensemble… Read More
Press Release
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Mar 2024

Painted Bride and Ma’at Works Dance Collective Present New Residency On Softness For Black, Neurodivergent, and Queer Folk

Painted Bride and Ma’at Works Dance Collective Present New Residency On Softness For Black, Neurodivergent, and Queer Folk Philadelphia artists Ma’at Works Dance Collective to present public workshops and performances from March 23 – April 28 in West Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA (March 8, 2024) – Painted Bride presents “something soft,”… Read More
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Jan 2024

(WRTI) Saxophonist Hiruy Tirfe puts in the time on his debut, ‘10,000 Hours’

Education & Outreach
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Nov 2023

Resistance Garden: Read zines #1-4 here

As part of our Resistance Garden project, we collaborated with our partners to create zines with educational, creative, and cultural content that were distributed for free across Philadelphia gardens, libraries, and cultural centers. Now, we’re making all four zines available online, so you can access them anywhere, anytime! Click… Read More
Press Release
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Nov 2023

Painted Bride Presents Spoken Word & Dance Performance on Black and Asian American Artists Healing From Trauma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Painted Bride Presents Spoken Word & Dance Performance on Black and Asian American Artists Healing From Trauma Renowned dancer Sun-Mi Cho and award-winning poet LindoYes to perform their first collaboration on December 8 – 9 in West Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA (November 13, 2023) – Painted Bride… Read More
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Amalia Colón-Nava (she/they)
Resistance Garden Project Manager

Amalia is a farmer and multi-disciplinary artist that loves to move. She joined as a founding member of Dirtbaby Farm in 2021. She works for the Painted Bride as the project manager for the Resistance Garden Project. This project works with urban farms/gardens, artists and foragers to expand agricultural knowledge and our relationship with the land. Her passion for urban agriculture stems from the deep belief that we must heal our severed connection with the land on both a personal and political level in order to save our planet from the existential threat of climate change. She is noticing cycles of change and moving through life infusing her love for nurturing the earth with her passion for dance, care, play and sensation.

Caitlin Green (she/they)
Program Committee

Caitlin Green is a Philadelphia-based dance artist with a background in dance/movement therapy (R-DMT). In her work, she tends to concentrate on the body’s role in wellness, individuality, and expressions of personal and collective narratives. As a freelance dance artist, Caitlin has choreographed and co-created works featured in Philly Fringe Festival 2019, RAW Artist showcase (Baltimore), EMERGE Earthdance multidisciplinary artist residency, the Painted Bride Art Center’s artist residency, Building Bridges, and Bodymeld’s GWYN artist residency. She is the curator and facilitator of a workshop series “Dancing to Transgress: lessons from bell hooks” that questions traditional educational settings and challenges today’s teachers, teaching artists, activists, and community leaders to re-imagine what a successful and inclusive learning environment can look like, and convener of “Our Embodied Impulses” which is a collaborative project for movement artists to be the co-creators of dances, using movement scores that explore the interconnected nature of individual and collective restoration. Caitlin is a teaching artist with Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP), The Village of Arts and Humanities, and BuildaBridge International.

Carl(os) Roa (they/them)
Program Manager

Projects

Resistance Garden project

Critically examining and redefining our relationships with nature, farming, food politics, and the historical use of plants and herbs across different cultures.

 

Running August – October 2022

Call for Artists

We values artists and their role as carriers of culture and tradition and guides to living creatively. Check out our current opportunities to develop new programming that engages with communities.