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SBMA On Pause

In recent weeks, we’ve heard from dozens of artists who have had projects, events and other creative contracts postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national emergency plans.  We know these cancellations have a direct impact on your ability to pay bills, take care of your families and continue your creative work.

Although SBMA is on hiatus until Summer 2020, we will immediately restart our monthly newsletter and begin to send a weekly resource email to continue to connect artists to timely local and national resources.

Featured Programs

SBMA uses an artist-driven approach to support members of the creative community by connecting artists directly with resources; informing artists about new resources on an ongoing basis via email newsletters and social media; and partnering with arts and community organizations to increase our impact.

Emerging Artist Partnership

A partnership program that connects emerging artists to career-enhancing opportunities to present their work to new audiences in Philadelphia.

Creative Genius Connector's Salon

Creative Genius Connectors Salon

The SBMA Creative Genius Happy Hour is a fun monthly meetup among Philly creatives and arts supporters to make connections that could lead to great opportunities!

SBMA Micro-Grant

The SBMA micro-grant directly responds to a critical need reflected in the local creative community. We know that micro-funding, provided in a timely manner and accompanied by ongoing resource connections, can make a mighty difference.

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