Painted Bride Art Center
For over 40 years, the Painted Bride, located in Old City Philadelphia, has offered a space like no other to experience leading-edge contemporary artists with distinct voices that reflect the rich cultural mosaic of our city. The Bride’s mission is to “collaborate with emerging and established artists to create, produce and present innovative work that affirms the intrinsic value of all cultures and celebrates the transformative power of the arts. Through performances and exhibitions, education and outreach, the Bride creates a forum for engagement centered on contemporary social issues.” With a jam-packed season of jazz, world music, dance, theater, performance art, poetry/spoken word and educational and community events, the Bride presents artists from around the world and in the region. The bi-level gallery offers exceptional exhibitions by artists who are breaking new ground in the visual arts. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by curators and members of the community. For Jazz on Vine and World music programs, submit a CD, press kit and a self-addressed stamped envelope. For Dance with the Bride and Performance in the Present Tense, submit a video/DVD, resume, press kit and SASE. For visual arts, submit a letter of intent, representative slides of the proposed exhibition and a resume and references for the curator’s consideration.