October 7, 2014

The Neighborhood Time Exchange: West Philadelphia Artist Residency

Neighborhood Time Exchange
Image courtesy of Neighborhood Time Exchange.

The Neighborhood Time Exchange: West Philadelphia Artist Residency (Time Exchange)—an initiative that will explore how embedded artistic practice can be a platform for social change—is seeking artists for its inaugural round of residencies that will take place between January and October, 2015.

Time Exchange aims to create a novel residency structure in which for every hour artists spend working in their studio on their own projects, they will in turn provide an hour of volunteer effort and service back to the community.

The program offers residencies lasting from one to three months, in newly renovated storefront space at 4017 Lancaster Avenue, at the intersection of a diverse array of communities in West Philadelphia, and will provide artists with free studio space, a monthly stipend, and basic tools and supplies. In exchange, artists will provide skill and time-based resources for the surrounding communities, working on civic projects identified by residents and community-based organizations.

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