Do you know any local artists (and by that, we also mean writers, musicians, performers…) who are seeking a wider audience for their work and would like to get paid for it?
The Free Library is trying out a new concept: Cultureshare!
Based on the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model and funded by Knight Foundation, the Free Library’s new Cultureshare pilot project will aim to connect Philadelphia artists through a free, subscription-based program that curates and distributes locally produced art, music, writing, and performance in conversation with existing holdings of the Free Library.
Said simply, it’s a digital "share" of art from the Free Library to the public.
To kick things off, and to introduce the community to Cultureshare, we’ll be holding a free happy hour info-session with food, drinks, and stations that encourage you to creatively interact (Think guitars! Think Play-Doh!) with the Free Library’s incredible special collections. The event is set for Wednesday, May 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine Street. There, we’ll officially kick off the submission period for Cultureshare and launch the subscription sign-ups for anyone who wishes to receive the final product!
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In the meantime, help us spread the word by sharing with your arts and culture colleagues, and stay tuned for the more information! Happy creating!