South Street offers empty storefronts to artists
This weekend I spoke on a Theatre Alliance panel - as part of New Play Month - about self-producing shows for playwrights. I’ll add the notes from my talk to the blog shortly, but in the meantime, here’s some info on the South Street spaces for artists, which many attendees were interested in. More and more performing artists are using alternative spaces for their work, and this is a great opportunity for potential free space. From The Philadelphia Inquirer: “South Street developers Howard Lander and Steve Giannascoli are donating at least a half-dozen vacant storefronts to arts groups to use as gallery space and ‘creative incubators’ - until the economy improves. The plan, hatched by merchants Julia Zagar (Eyes Gallery) and Bill Curry (Copabanana), have groups paying utilities but no rent for two months, with a month-to-month renewal option, says Curry, seeking volunteers by e-mail at Copa321 [at] mac [dot] com.” You can read more about this program in an article from the Weekly Press here.
Submitted by canary on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 3:48am
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