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How Do You Celebrate $161,250?

Maybe you’ve picked up on the buzz about First Person Arts being one of eight art organizations to win the $75,000 Engage 2020 Grant. First Philebrity gave us props, followed by City Paper’s Critical Mass blog.

Well, that’s actually only half the story. We also won a $86,250 Interpretation Planning Grant from the Heritage Philadelphia Program, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Both grants will enable the development of a museum of the people, to be installed at the Painted Bride during the 2010 First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art. That’s nothing but a tease, I know. Stay tuned as we roll out more details on the project over the summer.

We have such amazing company among our co-grantees, plus we were selected by a national review panel for both grants. It’s really an honor. So yeah, it’s been a good couple weeks on the 17th floor of 1 S. Broad. There’s even been dancing. Seriously. And if you want to come celebrate with us, we’ll all be at APO tonight, 5-6pm. (102 South 13th Street) Come grab a drink with us! (Disclaimer: no grant money will be spent on fancy cocktails.)

Upcoming Events
  • Commonspace Broadcast: Social Norms
  • Date: June 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: WHYY 90.9
  • Location:
  • BEyond Expectations: Recovery
  • Date: June 28, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Pro-Act
  • Location: 1701 Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA