Today’s News is the All Opportunities Edition! Icebox Project Space, Haverford’s Hurford Center and Reading Terminal want You!

Sometimes Opportunities are so great you have to let them stand alone. Check out these three great ones and apply! - Artblog Editor

Dear folks, this week we will have light postings on Artblog since we are all feeling the need to refresh and regroup and take a break with friends and family. Meanwhile, enjoy all the posts you missed, including the 12 wonderful articles by the New Art Writing Challenge finalists and prize winners. Have a restful and love-filled Thanksgiving, and we will be back to our energetic posting pace next Monday. PS If you are in the giving mood, please make a donation to Artblog, your favorite little blog for arts coverage. We can’t do this without you, and thank you for your support!

Edward Hicks The Peaceable Kingdom from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC
Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom (1826), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


Icebox Project Space seeks paid intern.

Seeking a paid intern to assist with everyday operations of an interdisciplinary contemporary arts space. Will be involved in assisting with all aspects of operations, including planning, organizing, administration, installation and curation. If interested, please send an email with “Internship” in the subject line along with a short introduction, an attached resume, and an optional writing sample to
1-2 days/week (frequently including weekends and evenings)

Position open until filled.
More information about the Icebox at Icebox Project Space website and complete job description at their Facebook page.


Reading Terminal Market seeks art for Filbert Street redesign.

Reading Terminal Market is one of Philadelphia’s most lively and diverse public places and yet patrons step outside from warmth and vitality to a forbidding street, Filbert Street. Reading Terminal Market has received an ArtPlace grant to create a design vision and space management plan to transform Filbert Street, the underpass that connects the Market with a transit hub (SEPTA’s Jefferson station) into an inviting space for events and performances. The Reading Terminal Market has commissioned Ex;it Design Firm to create a design scheme with street improvements for the space.

In addition to an overall redesign of Filbert Street, RTM aims to commission one artist or artist team to create a site-specific exterior artwork for Filbert Street. Local Philadelphia artists, as well as artists who reside within the Greater Philadelphia area, are invited to submit their qualifications for an opportunity to create a proposal for Filbert Street.

If selected from the first round, artists will receive a stipend, meet with the RTM staff, board and design team, research the site and present site-specific proposals for Filbert Street.

The Reading Terminal Market seeks to commission exterior site-specific public artwork along Filbert Street as part of the redesign of Filbert Street. Goals of the revitalization of Filbert Street include: highlighting the entryway to the Market, creating a welcoming and exciting public space, connecting to the community, activating the space and eliciting response, and beautifying the neighborhood.

There are not yet limitations as to material or form although the artwork must be permanent (last up to 15 years) and site-specific and abide with all constraints of the space (more information to be provided to selected artists). A budget has not yet been allocated for this commission but may range from $100,000 – $350,000. Budget will be inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project-related expenses.

Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets
General Manager, Anuj Gupta
Art Consultant, Theresa Rose

Complete description at the Reading Terminal website here.


Haverford College seeks a full time, exempt, fully benefits-eligible Creative Collaboratives Program Manager.

This position will coordinate collaborations between Haverford College, guest artists, and Philadelphia arts, cultural, and social change organizations. This position, funded by an external grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has a three-and-a half-year term beginning January 23, 2017 and ending August 1, 2020.

Serving on the staff of Haverford College’s John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the PACC Program Manager will work with faculty, staff and community organizations to design, organize, implement and assess semester- and year-long collaborative partnerships. Situated in the new Visual Culture Arts and Media (VCAM) facility, the manager will also work with community members on and off campus to create awareness of the program, will manage the budget in coordination with the grant PI and Provost’s Office, will assist in annual reports and assessment materials, and will work with the College to create best practices for future sustainable collaborative programming…


Candidates for this position must have 3-5 years background in arts or nonprofit sectors with a BA or BFA required; preference for an MA in areas of arts, social practice, and/or non-profit administration. They should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and excel at oral and written communication, with experience in community engagement, creating publicity material, working with websites, budgeting, and planning symposia or arts events. Experience with grants, social media, and press releases preferred…

Complete information and application instructions at the Haverford website here.

The application deadline is December 5, 2016. Position starting date: January 23, 2017.

For inquiries, please contact Kerry Nelson, John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, Haverford PA, 19041, 610-896-1336,