New bike/walk trail and art by Marta Sanchez and David Acosta in North Philadelphia, Callowhill Art Safari coming up, Plus two great Opportunities for young people

Check out the two great opportunities, young people! And Congratulations to Marta Sanchez and David Acosta on new public art on Gurney St. Also, News about our upcoming Art Safari with Hidden City! Join us for a walking tour of the Callowhill neighborhood north of Vine St. led by Pete Woodall of Hidden City, and immerse yourself in the art of the neighborhood galleries with Artblog's Imani and Roberta leading the way.


Art by Marta Sanchez and poetry to David Acosta featured in the new walk/bikeway on the former Conrail tracks in North Philadelphia
Art by Marta Sanchez and poetry to David Acosta featured in the new walk/bikeway on the former Conrail tracks in North Philadelphia

Congratulations, David Acosta and Marta Sanchez for the new collaborative public art project to beautify the former “El Campamento,” opioid drug encampment on the Conrail tracks in North Philly that was closed by the city in 2017. Acosta’s poetry and Sanchez’s art, which pepper the new walking/biking path also created at the site at B and Gurney Streets, are powerful affirmation of the importance of home and community. It’s wonderful to see these two artists get public recognition their spirited work deserves. Read the Al Día story for full details.


Souls Grown Deep sponsors paid Museum Internships (at Philadelphia Museum of Art and two others) for students of color interested in joining the museum world! Deadline November 1, 2018

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation will initiate a new program offering paid internships for undergraduate students of color in relevant curatorial, registrar, conservation, education, and/or administrative positions. The program seeks to diversify the museum field by providing financial support for students to develop professional experience, while advancing scholarship of art from the African American South by supporting museums that have acquired art from the Foundation.

The inaugural spring 2019 semester will provide $5,000 for one intern at each of the three participating museums: the New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. SGDF will then launch academic-year internships in fall 2019. Successful applicants will be afforded the opportunity to work alongside the curators, conservators, educators, and administrators working towards presentations of art recently acquired from the Foundation collection and take a trip to visit the Foundation’s collection in Atlanta to explore the artists and communities it serves in the Southeast.

More information about the Internships at the Souls Grown Deep Foundation website.

Apply at the Philadelphia Museum of Art website.


Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs offers Free leadership training seminars via Pipeline program – Deadline Oct. 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Board member for one of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ organizations? Do you want to learn critical skills and leadership styles to become an effective change-maker in your community?

If you answered yes, consider applying for the Office of LGBT Affairs’ LGBTQ Community Leadership Pipeline. The Community Leadership Pipeline, beginning in late October 2018, is a recruitment and enrichment initiative focused on increasing the number of LGBT people of color, transgender people, youth, and elders serving in board leadership positions at Philadelphia’s LGBT organizations.

The Community Leadership Pipeline is free for all participants and works to remove any financial or social barriers holding anyone back from participating in LGBTQ leadership positions.

Over the course of six months, participants will engage with a curriculum that will help them develop strategies, skills, and resources to strengthen their ability to be an effective Board member. Some of the training topics include:

Strategic leadership
Finances and development
Personal branding
Public relations
At the end of the pilot program, each successful participant will receive a stipend and will be offered a position serving on one of 12 organizational boards. All Boards will waive any financial expectations for serving on the Board for the first year.

The Community Leadership Pipeline pilot program is hosted in partnership with the LGBT Affairs Commission, DVLF, Independence Business Alliance, and William Way Community Center.

The Community Leadership Pipeline program is open to people of all backgrounds and levels of experience. Applicants must be 18 years or older and should anticipate to spend about 3 hours a day once a month to attend trainings. Anyone interested in participating in the LGBTQ Community Leadership Pipeline pilot should submit an application by October 1, 2018.

Apply online here. Deadline is Oct. 1, 2018.



Go on an Art Safari with Artblog and Hidden City! The Callowhill Art+History First Friday tour is coming October 5, 2018! This walking tour, in collaboration with our friends at Hidden City, will introduce you to the history of the neighborhood North of Vine Street where the new Rail Park just opened. And Artblog will take you to the 319 N. 11th Street art anchor, home to six alternative galleries, all of them hopping with art and artists on First Fridays. Join us for a lovely evening of urban history and architecture talk by Pete Woodall and art talk by Roberta Fallon and Imani Roach and the artists and gallerists in the neighborhood. Get an affordable ticket here.