DVAA Everyday Futures Fest Open Call

DVAA Everyday Futures Fest Open Call

This Deadline Expired: Friday, October 1, 2021

Throughout the month of April 2022, Da Vinci Art Alliance will be hosting, alongside their partners, the Everyday Futures Fest – a month-long series of community events and programming centralized in South Philadelphia fostering new ideas, facilitating open, respectful, dialogue, and exchanging skills and resources. This year, DVAA will be exploring the topic of “Sustainability” and how this word relates to Environmental Sustainability, exploring Sustainability within our Communities, Sustaining Language and Culture, and how all these themes intersect with art, science and relationship building. In all programming, the priority is on equity and inclusion, committed to innovating ways of creating programming accessible to all. The Everyday Futures Festival will be (a) three exhibitions, (b) a series of workshops and panel discussions, (c) a series of temporary murals and banners throughout the city highlighting immigrants creating positive social change, and, of course, (d) the Block Party, featuring creators presenting installations, performances, activities and work stations all engaging the notion of Sustainability along Catharine Street between 7th and 8th street. 

DVAA is looking for creative people within Philadelphia to submit proposals for temporary installations, performances and interactive experiences to be on display at the Everyday Futures Block Party.

Learn more and submit here.

Leila Cartier holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and concurrently studied Arabic Language at Depaul University with a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.
Leila Cartier
Leila Cartier

Leila Cartier holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and concurrently studied…

Leila Cartier holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and concurrently studied Arabic Language at Depaul University with a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.…

Leila Cartier holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and concurrently studied Arabic Language at Depaul University with a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and cityscapes drawing inspiration from her life in Indonesia and Philadelphia.
Donna Backues
Donna Backues

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes,…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and…

Elissa Glassgold
Elissa Glassgold
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Elyce Abrams
Elyce Abrams

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between abundant joy and…

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia” via the city’s unique industrial, commercial, and residential architecture.
Khalif Rivers
Khalif Rivers

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia”…

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia” via the city’s unique industrial, commercial, and residential architecture.…

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia” via the city’s unique industrial, commercial, and residential architecture.…

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