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Advertising with First Person Arts puts you in front of tens of thousands audience goers in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

We are First Person Arts, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the personal. Our storytelling, social impact, and festival programs reinforce our mission: everyone has a story to tell, and sharing these stories connects us with each other and the world.

Whether you consider yourself an artist or observer, you have a story. And we have a way for you to share it, at a StorySlam, through a memoir writing class, or at the annual First Person Arts Festival.

COVID-19 and the 2020 First Person Arts Festival

The 2020 First Person Arts Festival will be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

We love bringing voices from across the nation to Philadelphia in order to share true personal stories that cross many genres of entertainment, and we look forward to doing that in the future.   However, our love for you, our fans, friends, and family way more, and your safety is paramount. 

The First Person Arts Festival will return in 2021 and we have some surprises up our sleeve.  Please be sure to sign up for our email list to be the first to know about how things are looking for our 20th Anniversary in 2021!

Please be safe and be kind to one another.

First Person Arts

For 19 years, First Person Arts has produced the only festival of its kind that features true personal stories. Our annual audience reach is over 1 million audience members through the page, stage, online and on-air.

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Overall, the Annual First Person Arts Festival attracts a young, ethnically diverse, and well-educated primarily female audience.

Source: Paper surveys distributed at 2018 Festival Events.

Age Range

FPA engages a non-traditional arts audience. Our patrons are younger than those typically served by the region's arts and culture centers.

52% ages 18-34
48% ages 36-69


FPA serves an increasing ethnically diverse audience.

48% Caucasian
8% Black/African Descent
8%  Jewish
4% Hispanic/Latino
3% Asian


FPA audiences are highly educated.

51% completed post-grad coursework or hold a post-grad degree


We're social, too

A well told story opens doors.