We are so thrilled at SpArc Philadelphia to have great recent media coverage of our work.
FYI Philly on 6ABC covered the SpArc studio at Cherry Street Pier, which is an extension of our Cultural Arts program. The working studio offers artistic freedom and economic opportunity for the adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that we serve. The studio is also a marketplace, where visitors can purchase art and craft pieces from the artists, with the proceeds going back to the artists themselves. Artists experiment in a variety of media, including watercolor, charcoal, and spray paint, and make crafts, such as woven textiles, soap, magnets, and jewelry.
Check out the clip from 6ABC here.
Al Dia News recently covered our employment program, where we connect participants with disabilities with employment opportunities in the broader Philadelphia community. The reporter takes a look at an on-site assessment process for a candidate, as well as the steps that the staff of the employment program take to develop new jobs. The reporter also explores challenges in running an employment program, including the funding issues behind it.
Read more from the Al Dia report here.