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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Creative Placemaking, FLAFF and the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Black Writing

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Valerie Simpson

Corzo Center

Center for Emerging Artists

Filadelphia Latin American Film Festival

A conversation with Issa Rae at the 28th Celebration of Black Writing

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at The University of the Arts and Flying Kite present ‘Placemaking: Opportunities for Artists’

5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 South 18th, 3A 
$12; free for UArts students and alumni (with ID); artists affiliated with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, DesignPhiladelphia and the Center for Architecture receive a $2 discount.

The importance of the artist's role as "placemaker" has grown significantly in recent years. With increases in funding and visibility for artists working in this sphere, placemaking has established itself firmly in the world of visual art.

Last month we explored the visual artist's role in the "placemaking movement." Join us on April 24 for the second part of this conversation. Our panelists will discuss current opportunities and funding for those looking to work as creative "placemakers.

Panelists include Prema Gupta from the University City District's The Porch; Kevin Musselman from the People's Emergency Center's Time Bank; Sarah Sturtevant from LISD (Local Initiatives Support Corporation); and Jeffrey Tubbs from JDT International Inc.

Pre-registration is required; individuals who have not pre-registered are not guaranteed a seat. To reserve a space or receive more information about The Center for Emerging Visual Artists or Direct Dialogues Lecture Series, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis by phone (215-546 - 7775 x 11) or email [email protected].

The Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival
Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
Various locations
Weekend and VIP passes available here

The Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival will showcase the extraordinary and innovative work of Latin American and Latino filmmakers. Festival programs will attract a diverse audience, developing a new space in the Philadelphia region where filmmakers, actors, producers can meet with other artists, engage with audiences and present and discuss innovative work. For more on the festival, check out this news item in Flying Kite.

Art Sanctuary presents: 30th Anniversary Celebration of Black Writing 
May 1 - May 31, 2014
Various locations
Free and ticketed admission

Art Sanctuary is gearing up for the 30th Annual Celebration of Black Writing. They invite you to share in one of the oldest African American literary festivals in the nation, as they recognize the very best in literary, visual and performing arts. What started as a week-long gathering of authors and literary intellectuals has grown to a month-long festival engaging over 7,000 participants!

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