ArtsEdge is a collaborative residency project designed to encourage the careers of emergent writers. Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) have teamed up to offer a one-year residency in an apartment and studio space near Penn’s campus. ArtsEdge aims to support the work of emerging writers, to foster an environment that will inspire innovative writing, and to enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers to live and work here.
Residencies last for one year and include an apartment, studio space in the AIR Space artistic nexus on 40th street, and close affiliation with Penn’s writing communities. During the course of their residencies, writers will be encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House — such as a reading, a panel discussion, or discussion group. Qualified applicants (with graduate degrees or appropriate experience) may also be considered to teach a writing course at Penn in the spring semester.