This year, with the support of the Wyncote Foundation, we are providing our Arts in Sacred Places training (AiSP) in Philadelphia exclusively for BIPOC artists. Working in partnership with the Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia, we are looking forward to introducing artists of color, who are looking for space, to houses of faith with space to share. We hope to initiate and encourage a productive relationship between houses of faith and artists even after these sessions. Ultimately, our AiSP program benefits our local communities by making them more vibrant and effective at being the community centers they were originally built to be.
Partners’ experience and research has shown that many urban congregations are overwhelmed with the burden of caring for surplus space. At the same time, artists who are struggling to find adequate and affordable space in which to work, may not know that the former Sunday school wing of a local church could be available for office, performance, or studio space. Partners’ Arts in Sacred Places program (AiSP) was designed to capitalize on this challenge by facilitating mutually beneficial space-sharing relationships between arts organizations without a home and the city’s houses of worship with space to spare.
How to Participate!
- Fill out either our artist or sacred place participation form.
- Attend all four online and in-person sessions
- Connect and share space with one another!
Want to learn more? Watch the recording of our Online Info Session from Monday, August 22nd @ 6pm. Click here to watch.