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more than 25 artist-run collectives coordinate a month long CITYWIDE art exhibition in November 2013 in venues across the city
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This November 2013, more than 25 artist-run entities will create collaborative exhibitions, projects, and programming in a variety of venues across the city of Philadelphia. Word is getting out about this month-long celebration of Philadelphia contemporary art that will include performances, panel discussions, gallery openings, and a publication. 

We need your support to:

 - publish an exhibition catalogue, an index of the contemporary art scene in Philadelphia and an in-depth look at the structure of alternative art spaces and collaborative works.

- move people, free shuttle services allow new audiences to explore venues throughout the city.

- spread the word, engaging a larger audience through wide-spread promotion.

- match funds from the Knight Art Challenge: in order to meet the requirements of our grant, we need to raise money from our generous community.

Be a part of this great endeavor – and be rewarded.

- please join, our emailing list, via our webiste: 

www.citywidephilly.com

Stay informed, receive emails containing news, about upcoming events and opening receptions. As we work on creating our very special Kickstarter rewards, we will email pictures! 

CITYWIDE is the proud recipient of a 2013 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge is a $9 million initiative funding innovative projects that engage and enrich Philadelphia’s communities-- like CITYWIDE!

Risks and challenges

CITYWIDE is an enormous collaborative endeavor.

Taken as a whole, our group of Philadelphia collective art spaces makes a formidable entity with established and diverse community partnerships and audiences. We are reaching out to these constituents for support for CITYWIDE.

If you have questions, you may contact us at:
citywidephilly@gmail.com

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    High Five.
    You can receive this celebratory hand gesture from a professional high fiver at any gallery involved in CITYWIDE during the exhibition.

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    Psychic energy conveyance.
    Your unique and powerful psychic energy will be transported to one of the gallery spaces involved in CITYWIDE. Your name will be written on the wall. Your radiant energy will fill the room. You are helping to power us forward!

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    Passport.
    A small hand printed and hand bound passport, with illustrations by Will Laren of Space 1026. Visitors to the CITYWIDE exhibition in November can take the passport to each gallery and receive a unique stamp marking their travels and sights seen.

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    Hand printed, hand drawn map of CITYWIDE.
    A signed and number silkscreen, inspired by a graphite drawing created by AJ Rombach of Fjord Gallery. This Philadelphia map pinpoints each collective involved in the exhibition.

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    CITYWIDE Publication.
    The publication will document the various artist collectives involved in this project, with 130+ pages. The catalogue will include profiles on each collective, photos of special events, opening receptions, and exhibitions at each participating space. Special essays on artist-run spaces by colleagues in the field will accompany. Expected release of the book is in March 2014.

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    CITYWIDE Publication Deluxe.
    A copy of the CITYWIDE Publication along with a hand printed MAP, an inkjet reproduction of the original MAP drawn by AJ Rombach.
    All housed in a wooden slip cover, which will be Laser etched with a personal name, name of organization, or personal dedication.

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    CITYWIDE Publication Deluxe. Back by popular demand. We have added only ten more editions. As before it contains, a copy of the CITYWIDE Publication along with a silkscreen print of the hand drawn MAP, as well as an inkjet reproduction of the original MAP drawn by AJ Rombach. All housed in a wooden slip cover, which will be Laser etched with a personal name, name of organization, or personal dedication.

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    Guided Tour.
    Be a guest on a small private guided tour led by Mary Smull of Grizzly Grizzly, and Colin Keefe of Mt. Airy Contemporary. The tour will be held on Sunday November 17, 2PM-6PM, and will highlight 6 different galleries. The tour will end at the Rolins Building in Chinatown, Philadelphia, home to a number of gallery spaces. Transportation and light hors d'oeuvres provided. Guided Tour Attendees will also receive a hand printed MAP of CITYWIDE.

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