I had never been as nervous to present, as I was the day I stood in front of the Corzo Center Grant Competition Panelists. I have presented and conducted training session a plethora of times, but always in a subject matter in which I had a significant amount of experience. This time, I felt like I had all the language for education, cognition and behavior as well as the many facets of digital media, but very little for “the business world.” It was foreign and intimidating and I knew I was but a fledgling in this new world.
The ExCITe Center currently has an open call for novel, highly multi-disciplinary, and collaborative research projects providing the opportunity to develop concepts that may be difficult to support through traditional channels. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of ExCITe faculty and staff participants, and projects selected for support will receive:
What do nylon stockings, the rabies vaccine and the geodesic dome have in common? All were discovered or developed by innovators with a connection to the Greater Philadelphia region. To commemorate and celebrate our region’s dynamic history of innovation, we are launching an Innovators Walk of Fame on the Science Center campus. The inaugural class of nominees will be announced at our 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 17, 2013 at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.
3rd Ward, the Brooklyn-based education center and creative incubator, is excited to open its class offerings, co-working space and weekly Drink N’Draw event to the Philadelphia community.
Located in what was once known as the “Workshop of the World”, 3rd Ward Philadelphia encompasses 27,000 square feet of collaborative work space, classrooms and creative facilities in Philly’s Northern Liberties / Old Kensington neighborhood, and is comprised of three buildings -- a 3-story brick warehouse, an historic church, and a single-story concrete warehouse.
“Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur”, picks up where Episode One left off, with Philly rising as the tech sector bottoms out. We see how Philly reinvents itself as a good place to live just in time for the recession and a few other factors to spur a renewed interest in startups.
Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will launch an open competition inviting artists and designers to create unique and creative bike racks for Philadelphia. The project is made possible by a $50,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
Philadelphia has launched an online tool that maps cultural activity throughout the city, in all its mercurial forms.
CultureBlocks.com pulls information from more than 50 databases into a single interactive map. Created by the city's Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, the aggregate site offers data maps that can layer economic, artistic, and demographic information into a single neighborhood profile.
The question of health care for artists, performers and media makers is nearly always at the top of mind for those in the arts. The debate continues about health care coverage, especially whether Medicaid coverage should be extended for those working at below the “poverty” line, which is sadly the position many artists find themselves.
Calling all Social Entrepreneurs: GoodCompany Ventures is now accepting applications for this summer's social impact accelerator program. Graduates will have access to a wealth of expertise as well as $500K in committed Venture Capital from Investor's Circle Philadelphia. Get your applications in before April 15th!