Use Art as a Form of Social Justice: Apply to People's Paper Co-op Fellowship (2/28)


The People’s Paper Co-op (PPC) is a women led, women focused, women powered, art and advocacy project at The Village of Arts and Humanities. We work with artists, activists, and legislative experts to:

  • Build relationships with other phenomenal women from across the city

  • Create photos, films, poems, and campaigns that destroy toxic stereotypes about women in reentry

  • Help make art that will free women who are sitting in jail due to cash bail

  • Design and organize public events to amplify the voices of women

  • Advocate for social, educational, and political changes that will help women in reentry to succeed in their communities

What forms of support will Fellows receive for their time in the project?

  • A stipend of $1150 for fellows who attend, and actively participate, in at least 17 of the 19 full workshops and one public event

  • Transportation assistance (to those without trans-passes or their own transportation)

  • Learn to create and take home many art projects

  • Public speaking skills and opportunities

  • Connect with an incredible array of professional women across the city

  • This spring, the fellows in the PPC will help with a campaign to raise funds to bail moms and caregivers out, and bring them home in time for Mother’s Day

Covid Protocols

To ensure the health and safety of all People’s Paper Co-op staff, fellows, and partners we are taking the following precautions:

  • While most of our workshops will be held in person, some will be held virtually.

  • When weather allows, in-person workshops will be held outside

  • KN95 masks will be provided to all staff and participants free of cost and must be worn correctly and at all times

  • Any individuals who are sick or showing symptoms should remain home

  • PCR tests will be provided, if needed

  • There will be no communal eating or drinking indoors; participants are asked to find a space away from others so they're able to take off their masks and eat

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the google form here: People’s Paper Co-op Application

  2. Be sure to submit your application by Monday, February 28.

  3. Interviews will be done on a rolling basis, we’ll reach back out to people as they submit their applications to schedule virtual interviews

Key Dates

Monday, February 28, by 5pm: Applications Due


Monday, March 7th, by 5pm: Women chosen for the fellowship will be notified


Friday, March 11, 12 - 3pm: First workshop held at 2516 N Alder St, Phila., PA 19133


March 11-May 13, W and F, 12-3PM: Sessions will continue twice a week for 10 weeks. A schedule with dates, times, and locations of all project events will be given out to all fellows at the start of the program


For More Information:

Please visit: www.peoplespaperco-op.com

Questions? email: courtney@villagearts.org


Application:

PPC Advocacy Fellowship