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. 

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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Make It Cheap

–As promised, here are the instructions to the suggested projects on the Make it Cheap page in CRED Philly: Issue 2. Enjoy!

How to make an eco-friendly bathmat from Curbly:

Photo: Fine Craft Guild

How to make a salvaged wooden headboard from Design*Sponge:

Photo from Design*Sponge

How to make your own rubber stamp from Apartment Therapy (suggested way) + and an alternate way from The Sweetest Occasion:

1) Apartment Therapy

Photo from Apartment Therapy

2) The Sweetest Occasion

Photo from The Sweetest Occasion

How to make a fabric chandelier from Inspired by Lovely blog:

Photo from Inspired by Lovely

p.s. Another suggestion to make this project would be using sheets on fabric rather than strips, like so:

Photo from 100 Layer Cake

How to make a thin banded ring out of sheet metal from eHow Style:

Photo from Elephantine

As always, keep being creative!


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