We are a group of Philadelphia-based community leaders and professional musicians who formed Artcinia to offer performing arts experiences to people in their own neighborhoods. We build relationships between professional artists, venues, and audiences and focus on reaching all areas of our city.
Artcinia launched its foundation program, Music in Your Neighborhood, in June 2021 in collaboration with Partners for Sacred Places. Through engaging, community-informed concerts in local venues, Artcinia provides performing arts experiences throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding region that are accessible to everyone.
During our first 18 months of operation, we have performed on grassy knolls, slanting sidewalks, and in parking lots, garden spaces, community centers, and beautiful houses of worship. With content as varied as classical string quartets, swing bands, Brazilian jazz, and spiritual song recitals, we have touched fifteen neighborhoods, compensated over 100 professional musicians, and provided 75 concerts before more than 3,000 audience members throughout the Philadelphia region.