From an open call for applications, five groups were selected to participate in Write Sky. In alphabetical order, those five groups are:
319 NORTH 11TH STREET ARTISTS
Jaime Alvarez, Sarah Kate Burgess, Jacque Liu, and Mary Smull are all independent artists who also have an interest in engaging their surrounding communities through meaningful activities. Jaime is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid while Mary is a member of Grizzly Grizzly. Jacque & Sarah are independent artists who have a deep familiarity with the building and area.
FOLK ARTS – CULTURAL TREASURES CHARTER SCHOOL
The Folk Arts – Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) is located in Chinatown North. FACTS is a K-8 school, created with the focus of using the arts as a means of understanding ourselves and others in a more holistic way. Working with Write Sky are a group of teachers and tutors, who are dedicated to the students and the local community, and are also working artists in different fields.
FRIENDS OF THE RAIL PARK
Friends of the Rail Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advocating for the preservation and reuse of the 9th Street [Reading Viaduct] and City Branches of the former Philadelphia and Reading rail line as a 3-mile linear park and recreation path traversing several neighborhoods and connecting to Fairmount Park.
Hive76 is Philadelphia’s hackerspace. We are a group of makers, engineers and artists that share a physical studio at 915 Spring Garden and also interact digitally to share resources.
ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Roman Catholic High School, a Catholic secondary educational institution, founded in 1890 by Philadelphia businessman, Thomas E. Cahill, provides young men from diverse social, economic, and geographical backgrounds and education of academic and cultural excellence in a scholarly and nurturing environment. The challenging academic curriculum, competitive athletics program and engaging activities complement each other to foster courage, character and leadership.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Below is a copy of the Call for Participants that was distributed throughout the neighborhood in May of 2013**.
**THE CALL IS NOW CLOSED; all applications were due on May 31, 2013.