Upcoming Events and Opportunities from our Friends at Small But Mighty Arts

Creative Genius Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 30

5:30 – 7:30pm | Strangelove’s Bar & Restaurant

Each happy hour is an opportunity to meet and connect with creatives and arts leaders who are doing amazing work throughout the city. Join us in August for another fun event in Center City! Free street parking after 5:30pm ($10 parking in Hamilton Garage across the street). Food and drink specials until 7pm. 

RSVP here for the next Creative Genius Happy Hour!


Creative Strength Swap 2015

Save the Date: November 14

Local creatives looking for an alternative to traditional funding and resource models – look no further! At the Creative Strength Swap you can offer your skills, knowledge and time in exchange for helpful resources from other participating creatives to complete a creative project or goal. The Creative Strength Swap, organized by Small But Mighty Arts and the Artistic Rebuttal Project, will take place at The Painted Bride. LEARN MORE


The MAP Fund

Deadline: Monday, September 28

MAP supports most direct costs related to the conception, creation and premiere of a new work. These include but are not limited to commissioning fees and artists’ salaries, research costs, rehearsal and workshop expenses, promotion, and audience outreach and production costs up to and including the premiere run of the work. Awards range from $10,000 to $45,000.


West Philadelphia Creative Placemaking Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30 

Philadelphia LISC announces a Request for Proposals (RFP). These grants will support projects and programs that use arts and culture as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. GET DETAILS



DEADLINE: September 23

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in collaboration with the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), and the Friends of the Rail Park announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork for the Viaduct RailPark. GET DETAILS


On the Ground’s Transformation Exhibit at A Poet Art Gallery

DEADLINE: September 25

Artists must live or work prominently in West Philadelphia; works can be in any medium and should be responsive to the theme of transformation. All artists will be highlighted in a preview article published in Flying Kite. Opening exhibition and reception will be held on Friday, October 2 from 5-9pm. GET DETAILS



Submit your creative label designs to help the Philadelphia Center for Architecture launch its new architect-focused blend of coffee in partnership with Philly Fair Trade Roasters. GET DETAILS



DEADLINE: September 30

PHL LIVE Center Stage is a music initiative highlighting Philly’s top musical talent across multiple genres. PHL LIVE Center Stage will provide emerging artists an opportunity to perform at popular local venues and win cash prizes, studio time and more.  GET DETAILS



DEADLINE: October 6

The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) seeks a Poet Laureate from amongPhiladelphia’s talented writers. The position of Poet Laureate has been established in order to give one talented poet theopportunity to publicly represent the city in the medium of poetry and to serve the art form and field of poetry within the city. GET DETAILS



October 11 | 2:00 – 4:00pm

Take It Away Dance, a Philadelphia percussive dance and music collective that presents innovative choreography, live music and interdisciplinary performance projects, is looking for 1-2 dancers to work on choreography for two shows in their upcoming season. Paid performances.



Adult Learning Courses in Video & Audio Production 2015 – 2016
Adult Learning Courses offered in the Hamilton Commons are geared toward adult learners with stories to tell. Classes cover such topics as camera usage, editing skills and documentary video production. Beginning and advanced classes – all taught using commonly available computer equipment and popular editing applications such as Final Cut Pro – are offered. WHYY’s instructors work with students at different skill levels, combining discussions of the storytelling process with the necessary technical skills.



3rd Annual Women in Media Conference

September 19 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
WIM Philly has a vision of seeing an increase in the visibility of women in media both in front of and behind the scenes. The conference will be held at Impact Hub Philly featuring an array of female leaders in the Philadelphia area. GET DETAILS


Working the Film Festival Circuit

September 30 | 5:30 – 8:00pm
Hear from curators and filmmakers how to decide which festivals are the right fit for your work, and how to package your film and prepare for submission deadlines. Presented by the Leeway Foundation. GET DETAILS


14 Week Production Workshop

begins September 30 (28 sessions)

This semester-long “how-to” workshop covers all major aspects of film and video production and supports participants in the completion of short projects. Bring your individual project ideas and get instruction in scriptwriting, production planning, digital video, sound recording lighting and editing. GET DETAILS


Making the Most of Your Holiday Sales

October 1 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn how to leverage price points, present your work, use social media, and understand the logistics to maximize your holiday sales through a series of hands-on activities. Bring a small product selection (3-6 pieces) to work with during the session. GET DETAILS


Push to Publish 2015

October 10 | 9:00am – 5:00pm

Whether you are an established writer or just getting started, this is a one-day workshop to provide resources you can use to get your work in print and online. Meet editors and agents who will review and offer feedback on your work. Learn how to increase your chances of getting published. Discuss the new writing trends with professionals in the community. Get marketing and networking tips to break into the competitive world of publishing.