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CRED OnSite: Vacant Storefront on South Street Becomes a Gallery for Young Philadelphia Artists

CRED OnSite: Vacant Storefront on South Street Becomes a Gallery for Young Philadelphia Artists
by Kate McGovern, Generocity.org, 7.27.12.

A vacant building at 325 South Street will become a gallery tonight for young Philadelphia artists who may not otherwise have the opportunity to display and sell their work.

As part of the Arts on South program, which loans unused real estate to local arts groups, area artists age 25 and younger will have a gallery all to themselves for the next four months…

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Impact100 awards grants after school programs

Impact100 awards grants after school programs
by Katie McCabe, The Notebook, 7.2.12.

At a time when public funding affecting many of the city’s youth is in jeopardy, the women of Impact100 Philadelphia have chosen to award their annual grants to two organizations serving Philadelphia children: After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) and the Village of Arts and Humanities.

The two organizations accepted awards of $100,000 each in a ceremony June 26 in the Village’s Ile Ife Park…

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New Arts and Culture Magazine, CRED, Hits Philly

New Arts and Culture Magazine, CRED, Hits Philly
by Katherine Rochester, PhillyWeekly, 6.25.12.

“Give him another round of applause,” urged the emcee, after a rousing spoken-word performance by Derrick Toler at the launch party for CRED Magazine. “That was strong.” But the crowd needed no encouragement. As contributors, supporters and avid readers of the newly minted North Philadelphia-based publication, they went wild. And with good reason: CRED, which is quickly staking a claim as Philly’s first premiere arts and cultural magazine edited by and for young people, is seriously legit…

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CRED Magazine Calls Keyspot Home

CRED Magazine Calls Keyspot Home
Photo credit: Aaron Strauss

The youth of Philadelphia now have a citywide publication dedicated to showcasing their artwork. All they needed to turn this idea into a reality was a KEYSPOT.

CRED Magazine, managed by the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia, published its first issue in January and its second issue in May. CRED accepts all types of written and visual art submissions from individuals aged 25 and under in the Philadelphia area. The staff is already hard at work on the third issue, to be published in October…

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Village of Arts and Humanities uses digital production to highlight youth issues

Village of Arts and Humanities uses digital production to highlight youth issues
by Chelsea LePosa, Technically Philly, 2.16.10.

The colorfully painted walls at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia allow the students to forget their day’s troubles and concentrate on their creativity.

Before class begins, students sit around sharing the latest gossip and brag about their day. The smiles on their faces and the energy of the room prove that the kids are enjoying themselves. At the neighborhood center, just north of Temple University, there are many classes and activities for the students to get involved in, ranging from fashion design to gardening…

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Creative Assets by Kim Cook, NFF, 2.5.11.

Project for Public Spaces by Kathleen McCarthy.