CEC is a community based arts and education center whose mission is to strengthen the sense of shared community and culture among peoples of differing backgrounds and cultures through the arts.
NBW promotes youth development by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling. It also promotes cycling as a healthy, environment-friendly form of transportation.
Studio 34 envisions a community that nurtures individuals and families in their pursuit of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. We will celebrate, connect and create communities through healing and creative arts.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.
Established in 1997 University City District (UCD) is a nonprofit, neighborhood-based 501 (c) 3 special services district dedicated to improving the quality of life in the 2.4 square mile area of West Philadelphia, known as University City. An independent organization, UCD builds effective partnerships to maintain a clean and safe environment and to promote, plan, and advocate for University City’s diverse, urban community.
ArtsEdge a collaborative residency project designed to encourage the careers of emergent writers. Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and Penn's Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) have teamed up to offer a one-year residency in an apartment and studio space near Penn's campus. ArtsEdge aims to support the work of emerging writers, to foster an environment that will inspire innovative writing, and to enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers to live and work here.
Residencies last for one year and include an apartment, studio space in the AIR Space artistic nexus on 40th street, and close affiliation with Penn's writing communities. During the course of their residencies, writers will be encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House — such as a reading, a panel discussion, or discussion group. Qualified applicants (with graduate degrees or appropriate experience) may also be considered to teach a writing course at Penn in the spring semester.
The goals of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) are: 1) To address the need for artist studio space in West Philadelphia by offering studios rent-free, on a rotating basis, primarily to those artists who reside in Philadelphia neighborhoods west of the Schuykill River. 2) To assist in the career growth and provide exhibition opportunities for new and emerging artists, and those whose work has not been recognized in mainstream venues. 3) To enrich the area around 40th Street by placing artists in the neighborhood who share their creative talents with members of the local community.