Opportunities - Exhibitions

Call for Artists: American Paradigm Schools

Deadline June 8th, 2016:

American Paradigm Schools is an Education Management Organization and we currently manage four charter schools: Memphis Street Academy Charter School, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, Birney Preparatory Charter School and Tacony Academy Charter School. We believe in integrating a whole child approach to curriculum and activities so just as we celebrate academic successes, we equally celebrate artistic expressions. One way we do this is by hosting an Art Showcase open to all AP schools. This is the third year and the first year that we are including student inventions, hence why the title has changed from “APS Annual Art Showcase” to ‘APS Annual Creative Design Showcase”.

During this event, student works will be displayed for viewing, along with featured artists and inventors. Each featured artist/inventor will host a workshop for small groups of students as well as be available for questions from students in between workshops.

This is a volunteer run event however APS will supply lunch for all volunteers as well as a small budget for reimbursable materials for workshops. Volunteer roles can vary; we are open to artist/inventors displaying work and hosting workshops or doing one or the other, or also even just being present to engage with students about your journey.

This year, we are looking at about 95 students in attendance with about 15 of which bringing inventions and the rest submitting art pieces. For those artist/inventors who may be interested in hosting a workshop, we can talk in detail about age and content material appropriateness.

Event Info:
When: Wednesday, June 8th
Time: 10:30 – 2:00 PM
Where: 8101 Castor Ave. APS Central Offices
*This show is open to participating students and staff from each school as well as their families.

This year’s theme is centered around students choosing their favorite inspirational quote and creating a piece that reflects it. The title of the show is “Imagine”.

If you are interested, please reach out to me individually so that we can discuss your role in this event. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you again for your interest and valued support.


“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun”
-Pablo Picasso

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” –Henry David Thoreau

Tracey Hill
Compliance And Special Projects
American Paradigm Schools
8101 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
P: (215) 735-6500
F: (215) 735-6505

Opportunity posted on: May 7, 2016