The Chair Affair is Pathways to Housing PA's signature fundraising event. Each year, artists choose a chair from our Furniture Bank and turn it into a work of art; the chairs are then auctioned at the event to help raise funds for the Philadelphia Furniture Bank.
This year, we're putting out an open call to artists and will choose 10 artists to show a diverse range of mediums and styles.
Each artist will be paired with a local influencer who will help to promote their chair, which will help to increase visibility for both the artist and the event. These influencers will be hyper local individuals who are well known within the Philadelphia social circles and have a large social media following.
Each artist will receive a $200 stipend to cover the cost of supplies, as well complimentary registration for the event and recognition/promotion via social media and local press outlets.
The timeline for the project is as follows:
-Call for artists will close on January 11, 2019
-Artists will be chosen no later than January 18, 2019
-Influencers will be paired with artists no later than January 18, 2019
-Artists will select their chair at one of two pre-scheduled events: 4pm-6pm on Thursday January 31 or 9am-11am on Friday February 1
-Completed chairs are due by March 8, 2019
-Each chair will be promoted leading up to the event on April 25, 2019
Please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Valerie Johnson with any questions by email
or at 215-390-1500 x1510.