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Center for Architecture and Design to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

By Elizabeth Paul on Feb 07, 2020

The Center for Architecture and Design has been approved for an Art Works grant to support an exhibition celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. This project will celebrate and interpret the Women’s Suffrage from a multidisciplinary design cohort of Philadelphia women designers in collaboration with Philadelphia’s young women and future design talent. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia... READ MORE

We are Trying a New Thing! — DesignPhilly News

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Nov 19, 2019

 We are excited to announce that we have launched a pilot for DesignPhilly News to share the stories about our local design community all year long, not just during the Festival. Thanks to our initial underwriting supporter, Thomas Jefferson University, we will bring you fresh news items every week.  We are hopeful that using this platform we can continue to highlight the awesomeness and depth of our local design community and that we can connect to one another to expand our collective audiences and advocate for great design for everyone!If you have a great story idea or an event... READ MORE

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