• First Person Arts
  • Email Sign up
  • Donate
  • About Us
  • Events
  • Social Impact
  • Storytelling
  • Festival
  • support_button
  • stories_button
  • Support


Festival Presenting Sponsor



Advertising Agency




Coffee Sponsor




Festival Sponsors







Festival Venue Partners



Festival Program Partners


  Beyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color: Legendary! is a live performance of an infinitive of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and is a program partnership between FPA, DBHIDS, and the African American Museum of Philadelphia.


FPA Philanthropic Support

DBHIDS – EMOC, PNC Arts Alive, Dow International, Harmelin Media, PECO Energy, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Independence Foundation, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Elaine Lindy, State Farm Insurance Co, The Philadelphia Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy, Leo Modell Foundation, Fairmount Ventures, Lomax Family Foundation, Quirk Productions Inc, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Sara McCormick, Sethi Sumit, Lindback Foundation, Stephanie M. Marudas, Stephen Sellinger, American Jewish History Museum, Jamie J. Brunson, Citizens for the Arts in PA, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Nicole Perkins, Peter Bloomfield, Zip Sprout, Michael Kutner, Tom Garrity, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Davis Hillis, Liz Williamson, Lumpkin Family Foundation, National Philanthropic Trust, Scattergood Foundation, Jennifer Cleary, Kristina Parker, Kenn Penn, Leah Howse, Loraine Ballard Morrill, Roz McPherson, Joseph Sullivan, Carol Weisl, Kitty Hailey, Gary Reuben, Lawrence Real,  Freya Zork, Network for Good, R. M. McCord, Sok Be, Leslie C. Hempling, Lystra Harris, Maxine Dotseth, Nettie Singleton, Robert H. Kettell, Robert Jennings, Matthew Gallagher, Christy Shea, Michael Zuckerman, Joan Band, Amazon Smile, Marc Grossblatt, Mary Ann Conway, Gustave Teipelke, Amazon Foundation,  Exelon Foundation, Dan Gasiewski

Media Sponsors




Special Thanks

Bill Adair, Patricia Wilson Aden, Staci Anderson, Jean Canfield, Joanne Harmelin,
Commissioner David T. Jones, Don Klingerman, Deputy Commissioner Roland Lamb, Chad
Dion Lassiter, Kelly Lee, Kevin Lee, Elaine Lindy, Hugh McStravick, Greg O’Loughlin,
Ramona Riscoe-Benson, Susan Sherman, Barbara Silzle, Vicki Solot, Nick Stuccio, First
Person Arts members, storytellers, our dedicated team of volunteers and YOU!

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: The Morning After
  • Date: July 30, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107