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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

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. 

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!


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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25 Degrees: Networking Night Photos

CRED Philly and SFX successfully hosted their first ever youth networking night, 25 Degrees, last Wednesday–More photos to come!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, 2/23: THE JAM SESSION II 
Join us as Tune Up Philly and CRED Philly host their second Jam Session! Bring your own instrument, borrow ours or just swing by and treat your ears as some seriously-talented youth play some tunes.

Learn more about Tune Up Philly on their site:

FREE & FUN for All Ages!

Salon Jam led by Paul Smith
Saturday 2/23
5-7 PM
CRED OnSite: 325 South Street

Let us know you’re coming by your RSVP on Facebook 

Join us as CRED Philly and social entrepreneur, Paul “S.Frosty” Jackson host their first youth networking event–complete with art-making, live performances, music and special guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with other young artists, writers, poets and creatives.

Open to ALL AGES
$5 Suggested Donation
Beverages for Artists 21+

Wednesday, 3/6
6-10 PM
CRED OnSite: 325 South Street
All proceeds support “The META”
Presented by: SFX (S.Frosty Networx)

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The deadline to submit work to CRED Philly: Issue 4 has been extended until this Friday, 2/15. Keep submitting and telling your friends!

Submit your work here.


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The Dream Studio: MLK Day

Young students learned the basics of animation while taking inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech. Each student discovered and shared their dreams about their lives, schools, families and country. Stay tuned for a video of their animations!

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