LOCAL GALLERIES & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Asian Arts Initiative
Uses art as a vehicle to explore the experiences of Asian Americans and their diverse communities. Multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space.
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Coordinates regional support for visual artists, advances careers of regional professional artists, and expands relationships between artists and local communities.
Association for Public Art
The nation's first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.
Established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings.
City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy supports and promotes arts, culture and the creative industries. Public Art Artist Registry applications.
Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts
Teaches entrepreneurial skills to artists to help with their economic lives.
Housing an array of artists' studios and galleries, the Crane Arts building plays host to rotating art displays & events.
Da Vinci Art Alliance
Nonprofit art gallery that provides artists with a community of artistic expression and growth through exhibitions and programs.
The Fabric Workshop & Museum
Nonprofit arts organization devoted to creating new work in new materials and new media in collaboration with emerging, nationally, and internationally recognized artists.
Fleisher Art Memorial
Nonprofit organization providing classes, exhibitions and community-based programming to make art accessible to everyone.
A nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information and opportunities in the Philadelphia area.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Public garden and educational institution that includes permanent outdoor sculpture and changing temporary exhibitions.
Technical consulting and custom fabrication, technical training, and membership-based access to a large prototyping facility.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Founded in 1805, PAFA is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art environment and his public murals.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
World-class art museum located at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
One of the first urban environmental education centers in the country; programming includes environmental art initiatives.
A community-based multidisciplinary arts organization whose work bridges European, African, Caribbean and Latino societies and cultures.
Contemporary art space and artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming.
LOCAL FOUNDATIONS, GRANTS, & ARTIST SERVICES
Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia
Connects the creative sector with the business, legal and technology communities.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Membership and service organization working on behalf of the arts and culture sector of Greater Philadelphia.
PA Council on the Arts
Provides support and information to foster the arts and enhance delivery of cultural services throughout Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund
A non-profit corporation established by Philadelphia’s Mayor and City Council to support and enhance the cultural life of Philadelphia. The Fund provides grants for operating support to Philadelphia-based arts and cultural organizations.
The Velocity Fund
Directly supports artists to organize new collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants.
Online publication identifying and reviewing wide range of contemporary art.
Weblog that offers quirky filter on Philadelphia arts, music, nightlife, politics, media and gossip.
Comprehensive listing of Philadelphia’s gallery openings, closings, talks and special programming.
REGIONAL / NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Income and exhibition opportunities for artists.
Art Opportunities Monthly
Presents exhibition, grant, fellowship, art show, residencies and other opportunities for artists.
The Delaware Contemporary
Formerly the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (DCCA). Exhibitions of regional, national and international artists who explore topical issues in contemporary art and society.
Grounds for Sculpture
42 acre sculpture park with works of recognized and emerging American and international artists.
International Sculpture Center
Nonprofit organization founded to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society
New York Foundation for the Arts
Serves individual artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development.
Worldwide network of artist residencies.
The West Collection
Vast private collection of contemporary art at SEI Campus in Oaks, PA. available for tours by appointment.
An educational organization for sculptors in the VA, NC, and SC areas.
Washington Sculptors Group
Nonprofit organization of sculptors in the Washington DC area.