Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is now accepting workshop proposals for our Fall term (September to December)! APPLY BY MONDAY, JULY 1 2024, 11:59 PM  


Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in after school arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists. Past workshop topics have included sewing plush monsters, rug tufting, Nerikomi ceramics, character design, figure drawing, wheatpaste street art, and more! Workshops meet once a week for four weeks at Fleisher Art Memorial, on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Artists are compensated at $595 via stipend.  


Proposals should offer young people an exciting opportunity to explore a theme or medium of relevance to their age group. Experimental proposals are encouraged, and teaching artists have any studios/facilities at Fleisher at their disposal including printmaking, darkroom and ceramics. Participating teens will evaluate and select your proposals through our RFP process.  


After submitting a proposal, 15 artists will be invited to attend a mandatory Proposal Fair on Thursday, July 18 4-6pm to meet Teen Lounge students and share their workshop idea (compensated w/ $25 gift card). Teens will then vote to choose which projects to run.  


15 - 20 young people attend our workshops daily, from a variety of levels in art making experiences -- however, due to the drop-in structure of the program, the class group can vary from session to session. Please keep this in mind when designing your workshop!  


Teen Lounge is a wheelchair accessible space. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tessa Kennamer, Manager of Children & Youth Education, cy@fleisher.org 


Teen Lounge seeks to be an inclusive and generative learning space for youth and adults of all identities and backgrounds - people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas are strongly encouraged to apply! 


Faculty and Teaching Artist  
Rolling submissions 

Overview of Fleisher Art Memorial: As the oldest tuition-free arts education program in the nation, Fleisher is both a community-based arts center and a regional presenter of contemporary art, fostering access to professional arts education, artistic excellence, and cultural exchange. Programs at the Fleisher Art Memorial are inspired by its founder, Samuel Fleisher, who over 100 years ago invited “the world to come learn art.” 

Fleisher’s Mission Statement: To make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience.  

Fleisher Art Memorial offers classes including, but not limited to, the following areas of study: 

- Still life sketching & painting 

- Live model sketching & painting 

- Portrait sculpture 

- Mosaics 

- Darkroom photography 

- Digital photography 

- Ceramics 

- Jewelry 

- Lithography 

- Screen Printing 

- Collage and Papercutting 

- Digital Animation 

- Pastels, Watercolors, Charcoal 


At this time, we are not actively recruiting faculty or teaching artists. However, we welcome hearing from individuals who want to share their interest in teaching at Fleisher. If you are a practicing artist and/or arts educator interested in running classes or workshops that share your creative process and techniques with adults or children, please share the following details and as we recruit for positions, we will reach out to candidates that meet our criteria. 


Please respond to this posting with your Resume/CV, including three references, and be sure to answer the following questions:  




Phone Number: 

Teaching Medium:  

Teaching availability: (Daytime/Nighttime/Weekends) 

Are you willing to substitute teach a class, if needed: Y/N?  

Age range preferences (children, teens, adults) 

If chosen to work in our Children and Youth program, are you able to furnish your required clearances to work with children before your first day of work? 

Link to a personal website/ online portfolio (if available) 


Fleisher’s core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain a diverse and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. 

Fleisher strongly encourages individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups to apply. Fleisher is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

No phone calls, please.

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Fleisher!

Please note: As we are not actively hiring new faculty or teaching artists, we are unable to reply to every inquiry.


Made at Fleisher: Spring Student Market, May 12, 10 am–3 pm
LOCATION: Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

MADE AT FLEISHER is an indoor juried art and craft market organized by Fleisher Art Memorial to celebrate the work of current Fleisher students and alumni. This inaugural student market will highlight the many mediums offered at Fleisher. Shoppers can expect quality art work and handmade goods that reflect Fleisher's offerings. 


You will need to log-in or create an account via Submittable below to see the full vendor application. Please complete all of the fields to provide a clear understanding of you and your work. 

  • Deadline to submit is Monday, April 8
  • Vendors will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, April 14
  • If accepted, vendors will be onsite to sell their work at Fleisher on Sunday, May 12
  • Vendor fee to participate, if accepted, is $10. This fee supports Fleisher's work as a nonprofit organization. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to share social media handles and websites for Fleisher's use when promoting the event and MADE AT FLEISHER vendors. 
  • Please keep Fleisher's mission of making art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience in mind when pricing your wares. Vendors who offer gift options of $75 or less tend to sell the most during Fleisher market's. 

About the Juror

Maureen Duffy has been a member of the Fleisher faculty since 2017. She is a jewelry designer and artist living and working in the heart of South Philadelphia. She graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2005 with a degree in 3D fine arts with a concentration in the studio of metals. She earned her graduate degree at SUNY at New Paltz, NY. In addition to Fleisher, Maureen has taught jewelry classes at Moore College of Art and Design, Millersville University, and Tyler School of Art. Since finishing graduate school in 2007, Maureen have been actively showing and selling her work at galleries, boutiques and craft shows.

Fleisher Art Memorial is a nonprofit community arts organization located in Bella Vista. Our mission is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. Fleisher offers an extensive selection of classes and workshops for artists on a quarterly basis; explore current offerings for adults here! 

Questions? Please contact Gerard Silva, Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach, at gsilva@fleisher.org. 

Fleisher Art Memorial