Friday, July 25, 2008

If you looking for things to make me happy:

Look no further... I'll tell you...

First, just in case you have an audience with Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, could you please, please ask him to improve the pedestrian experience on the Parkway as they begin the new plans for Parkway improvements.

Also, I want to apply for (and receive) this:

The Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department of the School of
Design (at the University of Pennsylvania) are pleased to announce
ArtsEdge, a new collaborative residency project to encourage the
careers of emergent writers and artists.

Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department
will subsidize the rent of a shared live/work space near Penn's campus
for an emergent writer and artist. ArtsEdge aims to support the
creative work of young artists and writers, create a live/work
environment that will inspire interdisciplinary exploration, and
enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers and artists to
live and work here.

Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each
writer/artist, shared living space, and close affiliation with the
writing and artistic communities at Penn. During the course of their
residencies, writers and artists will be encouraged to develop at
least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts
Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one
course at Penn in the spring semester.

Terms: Artist and writer will each pay $500 per month; rent will
include shared living space, private work space, and utilities.
Writers House and Fine Arts Department will subsidize remaining rent.

To apply: Send letter of interest, bio or artist statement, and
portfolio (10 pages of written work or 20 images minimum (PDFs, PPTs,
CDs, DVDs are all acceptable) to
Please include personal contact information and the names and contact
information of at least two professional references. If you would like
to be considered for a
course, please also submit a brief description of your teaching
experience or qualifications.

Submissions may be made electronically, or sent to:

ArtsEdge Residency
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Application deadline: August 8, 2008.
Project start date/move-in: October 1, 2008.

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