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Dear Friend of Artblog,

Artblog will be entering our 18th year next April. While 2020 has been a tough year emotionally, creatively, and financially, your help and that of the community has kept us alive allowing us to pay our staff and contributors and focus our work towards advocacy and a better future for our community. We know you understand and support our mission of arts advocacy. You share our values and hold a place in your heart for Artblog. You have been generous in the past. Now, at a time when our budget is strained, we ask you to make a contribution that keeps us leading the discussion about the importance of the arts in Philadelphia.

This year catalyzed our sense of urgency — the arts were under threat and we responded:

  • In March, during the extreme isolation of the pandemic’s onset, we called the community to join us in a free and open online public exhibition, “Artists in the Time of Coronavirus.” The 56-part series — an outpouring of thoughts, words and art by more than 300 artists — was welcomed warmly by readers and artists and holds an important place in our hearts, and in our archive.
  • In May and June, cuts to the city’s arts budget threatened the existence of small arts organizations, and we responded with a dozen articles showcasing community voices that testified to the importance of arts funding.
  • This summer and fall, we created and published advocacy articles — on the importance of arts education, activism, the value of art, monument removal, and community alternatives to armed police response to mental health crises.
  • And now, our wonderful Artblog book, “The Noble Art of Art Writing: The Art Writing Challenge,” is beginning to circulate. An anthology of the writings by the Art Writing Challenge winners from 2014-2018, the elegant book includes the history of the contest and important discourse on art writing by author, Mari Shaw.

You care deeply about Philadelphia’s arts community and so do we. We pledge to you that we will continue to discover, engage, mentor and compensate an inclusive group of talented emerging writers and provide you with the best quality commentary and the liveliest and most informative podcasts and programming. Please support our important mission by making a contribution now.

Thank you!

Morgan Nitz
Operations and Development Editor, Artblog

Roberta Fallon
Executive Director and Editor, Co-Founder, Artblog

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Our Value Is Proven

  • Digital archives value our site. University of Pennsylvania is archiving Artblog's 17 years of coverage of Philadelphia art, making it available in its free online public archive.
  • Reader testimonials applaud our Inclusiveness, independence and thoughtful content.
  • Foundations select us for grants. Knight Foundation, J-Lab/William Penn, Samuel Fels Fund, Phantasos and other private foundations awarded Artblog grants.
  • We create jobs and pay our writers, editors and staff. Artblog is a small business that contributes to the economic growth of Philadelphia's art sector.
  • We are tech-savvy leaders. In 2015—ahead of other leading online art publications, Artblog became mobile responsive to serve readers who reach us via mobile devices.

We are committed to maintaining the excellence of Artblog's content, design and technology going forward. Your contribution helps us grow our leadership team and manage daily operations of our award-winning publication.

Our Annual Appeal is open now through December 31, 2020.

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What People Say

The thread of consistency that you have had through so many different versions of Philadelphia and all the art spaces, DIY and commercial...I really feel very thankful and indebted to how attentive you are to everything that's going on. So, truly, thank you.

— Will Owen, Philadelphia artist, Member, Little Berlin

There is nothing like it in the area to learn about what exhibitions are "must see" in Philadelphia.

— Judy Herman, Emeritus Director of the Main Line Art Center

Thanks for your long term project which has been such a generous resource for Philly's art community.

— Jennifer Johnson, Tyler MFA 2016

Artblog is a voice of what's happening in the city at this moment.

— Rob Blackson, Director, Temple Contemporary

Cities of the 21st Century are for the creation of culture. And I think it's playing out here. The Artblog is right on top of that, and I value it for that.

— Nathaniel Popkin, author, Co-editor, Hidden City Daily

Art can be difficult at times; art can be challenging. Artblog writes in a manner that tries to make it accessible to a lot of people.

— Dave Kyu, artist, writer and project manager

Artblog's two major strengths are its inclusiveness and independence. Because of that inclusiveness and independence the organization can exist as an inviting and open "neutral territory" amidst a cultural landscape that is fragmented and partitioned by school affiliation, artistic difference, generation, and especially the heinous forms of social stratification that disenfranchise communities along racial, cultural, and socio-economic lines.

— Gee Wesley, Co-founder, Ulises Bookshop, Program Director, Recess

I think what I really, really, really love about Artblog is that it considers everything… What Artblog does is the universe of the arts in Philadelphia

— Thora Jacobson, Executive Director, Philadelphia Art Alliance

I go to a lot of things and see a lot of things. I can't see everything, so I can find out about things I'm missing by going to the Artblog.

— Sarah McEneaney, artist, Philadelphia

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More About Artblog

Working as a team of writers and editors, Artblog connects the public with art through its writings, available in our almost daily postings and in our 17-year archive. We also connect the public and art with our Art Safari tours of galleries and artist studios and our writing workshops. Our annual art writing contest, now in its third year, discovers new writers in the community and works with them to deliver excellent new coverage on Artblog. We are committed to a diverse set of writers covering the diverse landscape of Philadelphia arts. We are steering the discussion about today's important topics. Artblog is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible in keeping with IRS rules.

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