“I would recommend First Person RAW for any artist looking to develop new work, seek audience feedback, and participate in one of Philly’s most vibrant and unique arts festivals around.”
-Justin Jain, First Person Arts RAW 2010
Apply to be part of the 2013 First Person Arts Festival.
Download Guidelines | Download Application | Download Press | Pay Application Fee
About First Person Arts RAW:
First Person Arts RAW, a segment of the First Person Arts Festival, is dedicated to showcasing new work or works-in-progress that push the boundaries of traditional memoir and documentary art. The program showcases work in all disciplines that is recent, innovative, and inspired by real life experience. RAW artists receive artistic and promotional support from First Person Arts during the development process, plus a cut of net revenue from the final performance.
For more information about the application process and benefits of being a First Person Arts RAW artist, please download the Guidelines and Application above. To see a selection of past First Person Arts RAW artists in the news, download the press clippings above.
First Person Arts RAW is made possible thanks to the Steven Julius Emerging Artists Fund (headed by Kay Unger Pitman, Max Pitman, and Sam Pitman).
2012 FPA RAW Artist: Lela Aisha Jones
Pictured above, RAW artists clockwise from left: Amelia Longo, Robin Gelfenbien, R. Eric Thomas,
Sam Dingman, Michelle Myers, John Jarboe, Thomas Choinacky, photo by Heather Metcalfe,
Justin Jain, and Lela Aisha Jones.