CRED Philly issued close to $3000.00 in youth honorarium for issue 6–that’s a whole lot of checks! Every published youth receives $20/per piece published as a gesture of gratitude and appreciation for their hard work.





Now Available at:


Once Worn
Recharge Spa
The Foodery
Liberty Tattoo
French Nail Bar
Art Star
Soy Cafe
Higher Grounds
One Shot


Milk Crate Cafe
Sketch Burger
Di Pinto Guitars
Rocket Cat Cafe
Catch & Release
Sculpture Gym
Two Percent to Glory
Soup Kitchen
Pizza Brain
Steep & Grind
Kaneer Vision Studios
Bicycle Stable
Art Machine Productions Tattoo Studio
Jinxed Fishtown
Parlour Hair and Skin
Lola Bean
Adorn Boutique
Bottle Bar


We are absolutely PUMPED for Issue 6! Stayed tuned for drop-off locations when the issue arrives. 10346049_10152395157835801_7660329402358547029_n


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 We’re looking for a handful of talented under-25-year-old writers and one kick-butt graphic designer for our team. Meet some of Philly’s most talented young people while getting your work published, boosting your resume and extending your network. WIN, WIN, WIN.

New Stacks of CRED!

Tyler School of Art / 13th and Norris
Drexel University: Hagerty Library / 33rd and Market
Tattooed Mom / 5th and South
Philadelphia Sculptural Gym / Frankford and Norris
Moore / 20th and Race
PA Fine Arts / Broad and Race
UArts: Drama Cafe / Broad and South
UArts: Dorrance Hamilton Hall / Broad and Pine
Hive76: 9th and Spring (Wed Night Open House)

Issue 5 is now available for previewing on ISSUU!



Like what you’ve seen in Issue #5?

Give us a shout out! Or hey, why not show some love by donating to help us get started on Issue #6!? / 

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Issue 5 has arrived!



Cover: James Kaminski, 23 / Pie in the Sky / Ink, Digital

SS Presents: Art CRED x 09.26.13 [RSVP TODAY]

CRED is facilitating #ArtCRED, an event by @SincerelyReeta on Thurs 9.26 – #VoicesAndVisions

Sincerely Syreeta


Philly’s future matters.

On Thursday, September 26th from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., lovers of food, art, music, and youth development are invited to join and CRED Philly for SS Presents: Art CRED.

At, we believe that commerce and art can be married to drive social impact and ultimately brighten the future of our city.

We’re celebrating artists of various genres in an effort to support CRED Philly’s unique art programming for our city’s youth. As guests enjoy great art, food, cupcakes courtesy of Sweets by Candace, drinks courtesy of Spodee wine [it’s “wine with a kick”, you know ;-)]and live music, you’ll also have the opportunity to drive social impact.


Your work, your dream and your passion matters to the future of our city. Your ideas will eventually shape the social, political, educational and business landscape of Philadelphia. We think the rest of our city–the…

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#ArtCircle | First Friday Hang-Out | September 6th @ 7pm

One of the most important elements to build and keep healthy relations between creative & expressive people is familiarization.

That said, we support S.Frosty & Sela Hip-Hop in presenting #ArtCircle; a simple, casual, and chill hang-out session geared towards arts & culture, those actively creating in it, and those enthusiastic about it. A perfect what-to-do after you roam the street-side art affairs that comprise ‘First Friday’ in downtown Philadelphia. CRED Philly issue 5 releases in a few weeks.

Come grab a few copies of the past issues and learn more about how the amazing sub-cultures and support systems of local young folks.

– Open Share of Music & Art
– Display & sales of artwork, crafts, and clothing
Street Fighter (PS2) free play (via projector!)
– Food & Beverages
– Alcohol via Donation (21+ Only)
– Great vibe and conversation
– You.

Admission: “Pay What You Like” Donation
[gold bricks and Rolexes also accepted]

CRED Philly OnSite
325 South Street

Coordinated by S.Frosty and the Sëla Hip-Hop team

@SFrosty215 @CRED_Philly @SELAhiphop

#ArtCircle on Facebook:

CRED Philly Featured at Flying Kite Media!


With the Philadelphia School District’s financial crisis putting arts on the chopping block across the city, creative opportunities for local youth seem to be drying up faster than a splash on the summertime sidewalk. In the midst of that fraught atmosphere, Village of Arts and Humanities Executive Director Aviva Kapust is touting a project that overcomes both funding shortfalls and the ephemeral nature of the digital world: a professional-grade magazine created, curated and designed entirely by people under 25. “What all of us are most proud of is that, we believe, we really are the only magazine model that operates like this in the world,” says Kapust of CRED Magazine, now celebrating its third year and fifth issue going to press.


Read the entire story here. 

Open Mic: Friday, June 28 @ 7pm

Are you a…
…or any other type of performer?

Come share your talent with CRED! Join us as the voice and vision of young Philly is amplified LIVE at CRED OnSite Gallery, 325 South Street.

Signups at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm


Follow @CRED_Philly on Twitter


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Summer Series: Tuesday, July 2 @ 6PM

CRED Philly + AfroTaino Productions present the kick off of CRED Philly’s Summer Series with live performances by Irene Diaz + TIVATIVA and a pre-show artist Q+A. Join us as the voice and vision of young Philly is amplified LIVE at CRED OnSite Gallery, 325 South Street.

All proceeds from the series will support the participating young artists and the future publication of CRED Philly.


Students – $7 donation/ticket
Non-students – $12 donation/ticket

– CRED Photo Booth (choose your CRED cover background and take home your photo)
– CRED Swag Bag (lot’s of art stuff made by CRED’s young artists)
– Make A Print (try your hand at printmaking with CRED artists)

If you’re out-of-town or cannot make it, we’ll miss you! Please consider supporting CRED by buying
tickets anyway or make donation supporting The Village and CRED Philly here.

6:00 pm – Door Open (get drinks and eat some grub)
6:30 pm – Pre-show Q&A with Irene Diaz + TIVATIVA
7:00 pm – Live performances by Irene Diaz TivaTiva

TivaTiva is set to levitate toward the stratosphere. Cello-wielding front man Daniel de Jesús captivates
with his powerful, soaring vocals and steals the hearts of all mortals in his presence.

Born in the heart of Los Angeles, CA, Irene Diaz has emerged as an independent singer/songwriter
who has stolen hearts from the first note. Her initial exposure to music came at a young age, at only 15 years
old, and since then has developed an riveting, engaging musical style and her hearty vocal delivery that sets
her apart from many of her contemporaries. Her influences come from other esteemed performers and
singers such as Billie Holiday, Fiona Apple, and Nina Simone, but cites love as her greatest influence behind
her songwriting.

Show young Philly and your coffee table some love!
Buy a subscription to CRED Philly to have every issue delivered to your door.
Subscribe by signing up here.

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Submit your work now until this Friday, June 21st at 6 PM!


25 DEGREES (Part II) at CRED OnSite | FREE | Fri. June 14th | 7pm-10

An Open Call To Creative Young Philadelphia, “25 DEGREES” is a hip, eclectic series of FREE active workshops that stands as both highly entertaining but developmentally advantageous for folks aged 25-and-under.

25 DEGREES (Part II)
Friday, June 14th, 2013
7:00pm until 10:00pm
@ CRED OnSite
325 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Presented by SFX – S.Frosty Networx, CRED Philly, and The Sëla Hip Hop Collective.

This series provides young folks aged 25 & under with a platform for to express their talents, an environment conducive to professionally and psychologically beneficial peer-to-peer networking, and a team of seasoned older professionals to observe, advise, and mentor this powerful next generation. “25 DEGREES (Part II)” is bent on pulling together and serving an even larger and more skillfully diverse group of young Philadelphians than the kick-off.

▼ Feature Presentations

The primary presentations will be provided by the students of EducationWorks citywide programming, coordinated by educators Margel Overton (@theSophant of Sëla) and Joseph Brand. Other youth presentations will be provided by the students of programs at The New Freedom Theatre, coordinated by teaching artist Michael O’Bryan, and students of the CAPA high school poetry slam team, coordinated by Mj Harris (Mike King of Sëla).

DJ Reezey returns as our masterful music machinist.

▼ Open Call

There will be an Open Mic segment; singers, rappers, poets, comedians are all welcome. Young visual artists are welcome to bring in their pieces (finished or not) to share and receive peer-to-peer criticism. Young businesspersons and entrepreneurs are welcome to come and advise, mentor, and learn from a crowd of peers.

#25DEGREES – Press Release


Introducing the new, CRED Philly

Philly’s youngest arts and culture magazine is going to be amplifying the voice and vision of young artists, activists and entrepreneurs in another US city (which is still top secret.) So, in honor of the place where it all started, we bring to you the renamed, CRED Philly.

Check out CRED Philly’s new Facebook page! Or view online excerpts of each issue.

Youth Workshops: Make a Magazine!

CRED Philly partnered with Spells Writing Lab to teach students ages 7-13 how to create their own magazine–from start to finish! Over five days the group selected a topic, interviewed each other, wrote articles, created their own art and advertisements and even their own magazine name: We’re Not Feeding our Brains: Games Edition.

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Take center stage at City Hall!

Take center stage at City Hall!

Performance artists, groups and organizations can earn up to a $500/night honorarium plus great exposure! They’re looking for dance, theater, performance art, spoken work, film, etc. Visit Creative Philadelphia’s site for details:

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