Digging Deeper

The Village of Arts and Humanities



Artist Residence space built by Village Environmental Director Jon Hopkins and Village teen apprentices using found and upcycled or donated materials. Photo courtesy of The Village.

The Village of Arts and Humanities created Digging Deeper, a community-centered preservation plan intended to sustain and grow the organization as the primary cultural and arts education institution in North Philadelphia. Over 60 participants engaged in a comprehensive process that included analysis, visioning, design, and hands-on building projects that have since propelled The Village of Arts and Humanities forward into new programmatic, preservation, and land development initiatives.