Serving Artists at ALL Levels of their Careers


Exhibitions at CFEVA's Bebe Benoliel Gallery and at public and private spaces throughout the region showcase our extensive network of artists.  


A two-year stipend-based career development program designed to provide artists with the tools and resources needed to reach new levels in their artistic practice. Upon conclusion of the Fellowship program, alumni become eligible for continuing support through the Alumni Solo Exhibition and Alumni Travel Grant programs.


The Senior Partnership Initiative provides high-quality, intergenerational arts programming to residents of both senior care facilities and attendees at drop-in centers throughout the city. Professional Teaching Artists are carefully selected to lead 10-week artmaking workshops for seniors and volunteer students, and the resulting creations are shared with family and friends during a highly visible exhibition, Art is Ageless.


The largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country. Each October, POST activities span twenty unique Philadelphia neighborhoods and highlight the creative workspaces of nearly 300 artists and community partners. Great for all ages, POST provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work through an approachable, self-guided, and easy-to-navigate tour. 


More than an afterschool arts and crafts program, Hand-in-Hand serves upwards of 1,000 children in crisis each year, free of charge. By partnering professional artists with local shelters, transitional housing facilities, and social service agencies, CFEVA provides these youth with hands-on arts instruction that encourages positive self expression.


A professional development workshop series presented by local and national experts on practical issues faced by working artists.


AiO, a partnership between CFEVA, the City Parks Association (CPA), and Fairmount Water Works (FWW), is a biennial event that celebrates artists and their unique inspirations by allowing them to work outdoors in response to the urban environment and share their creative process with the public. 

Artist Residencies
Collaborative programs with area nonprofit organizations, such as The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the historic mansion Glen Foerd on the Delaware, that offer selected artists the opportunity to pursue their discipline and engage the public while interacting with, and incorporating environmental and/or historic elements into their work and practice.

One-on-One Consultation