Community Partnerships in the Arts
In South Philadelphia after-school and summer programs, Fleisher's Community Partnerships in the Arts program brings a valuable artistic component to afterschool and summer programs. Teaching artists work closely with program administrators to develop residencies that respond to the needs and interests of children and youth, while developing art-making skills, techniques, and introducing young people to a variety of materials. Teaching artists are typically in residence in schools twice weekly for 90-minute sessions over four to ten weeks.
Current & Recent Community Partners
With artist Kathryn Sclavi, Cambodian Association of Greater
Philadelphia students created and raced handmade boats in
honor of Philadelphia’s Dragon Boat Festival.
At United Communities Houston Center, artist Marie Elcin worked
with middle and high school students to create a mural inspired by
discussions of hunger, nutrition, and the seed to table movement for
their neighborhood garden.
To inquire about scheduling a residency in your neighborhood, Linda Fernandez, Manager of Children and Youth Programs, at 215-922-3456 ext. 348 or email@example.com.