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A BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE

Spiral Q brings nearly 20 years’ experience facilitating, collaborating, building, art-making, paper-mache-ing, producing, dancing, parading and pageanting to its work with community partners, schools, community-based organizations, social service organizations, health providers, libraries, civic associations and more. We work with people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all walks of life to engage communities in sparking robust and creative dialogue, in catalyzing creative art-making and activity, and in activating the intelligence, resourcefulness, and will of our communities to determine the future.

Whether making art with 3rd graders fighting the closure of their public library; or building skeleton masks with immigrant community members fighting for an end to the collaboration of police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents; or making props with Earth Quaker Action Team to draw attention to PNC Bank’s investment in mountaintop removal coal mining, Spiral Q works thoughtfully with communities to maximize strengths and challenge discrimination through a shared vision for equity. Together with our partners, we lift visibility through vibrant public assembly.

Past projects under construction…

20TH ANNUAL PEOPLEHOOD PARADE & PAGEANT, FALL 2019

Primary partners: ACT-UP Philadelphia, Philly Thrive, Shut Down Berks Coalition
Other partners and participants: Paul Robeson House, West Powelton Drum Squad, Youth Volunteer Corps, West Philadelphia Cooperative School, Girls Leadership Camp, Art Dept., Green Party of Philadelphia, Philly Socialists, Trans March Philly

SPARQ IN SCHOOLS, SPARQ THE NEXT RENAISSANCE, SPRING 2019

Partners: Blankenburg Elementary, Inquiry Charter School

PEOPLEHOOD – GIVE US OUR ROSES: HONORING TRANS LIVES, FALL 2018

Primary partners: Trans Equity Project, Trans March Philly
Other partners and participants: Paul Robeson House, Trans Masculine Advocacy Network, Attic Youth Center, Art Department Philly, Girard Medical Center, Philadelphians Against Bed Bugs, Refuse Fascism Philadelphia, Rennaissance Rehab Center, xtreme kre8tionz, West Philadelphia Cooperative School, Youth Volunteer Corps, 

THE BOTTOM BRANDING A BUSTLING AVE – LANCASTER AVE POSTER PROJECT, FALL 2018-PRESENT

Artists: James Dupree, Rebecca Rose, Brian Bazemore

Partners: Philadelphia LISC, LA21, PEC

CRANK IT UP WEST PHILLY – 2017

Partners and collaborators – Office of Arts and Culture and the Creative Economy, New Africa Center, LA 21, Durham Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia City Planning, Miles Mack Recreation Center, De’Wayne Drummond, Mantua Civic Association

CHINATOWN CONNECTIONS PARADE AND FESTIVAL, 2017

Partners: Chinatown Development Corporation, Children’s Village, On Lok, Olympik Tots, Chinatown Learning Center

PLAY IN FOR CLEAN AIR 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Partner: Mom’s Clean Air Force

PEOPLEHOOD, WE MIGHT ALL BE GIANT, 2016

 

AMERICAN STREET FEAST, 2017

Partners and collaborators: South Kensington Community Partners (lead), Witty Gritty, Second State Press, Next Fab, and RESource Exchange, La Finquita, Friends of Benson Park

 

PEOPLEHOOD “SOAR IN SOLIDARITY” – 2015
POWEL PARADE PROJECT, 20011, 2013, 2014

Partners and collaborators: Samuel Powel School. Powel Home and School Association, Picasso Project

NORRIS SQUARE PARADE PROJECT, 2009, 2010, 2012

Partners and collaborators: West Kensington Ministries, Norris Square Civic Association, Men In Motion in the Community, Hunter School, McKinley School, Richard and Friends, Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, NSCA Early Childhood Center, Norris Square Neighborhood project, Back-to-Basics, North Philadelphia Weed and Seed, Office of Senator Tartaglione, Office of Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez, El Centro High School, Pan American Charter School, Kensington Creative and Performing High School, Youth United for Change, Keystone Mercy Health System, Alternatives to Violence Program

FELTONVILLE “LIFTING OUR CULTURES AND FAMILIES” PROJECT – 2008, 2009, 2010

Partners and Collaborators: Feltonville Intermediate 

UP NORTH PUPPET PARADE PROJECT – 2005, 2006, 2007

Partners and Collaborators: Girard Medical Center, New Freedom Theatre, Centro Nueva Creacion, Norris Square Civic Association, McKinley Elementary, Johnson Homes, John Street Community Center, New Jerusalem, Congreso, Project Home, St. Elizabeth’s Church, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Youth Rap, The North Philly Stompers, Salvation Army, Erie Avenue Bangers, Hartranft Elementary, Mariana Bracetti Academy, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Julia de Burgos School