SPACES Artist-in-Residence Program
One part artist residency, one part rapid prototyping lab, SPACES matches visiting artists with neighborhood residents to investigate our community’s needs, identify its opportunities, and celebrate and amplify its gifts.
During four to nine-month residencies, teams of visiting artists and neighborhood artists design and execute an original, transformative project that is rooted in art, born from the artists’ relationships with the community, and realized in partnership with the community and city-wide stakeholders. SPACES is the only residency in Philadelphia where artists live and work on site to facilitate community engagement.
Each project serves not only to deliver an artistically excellent and socially relevant body of work, but most importantly, to identify the people and initiatives that already are creating change in our community — and that we can invest in and create with in the future.