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Hello and welcome to the website of Hidden River™ Arts. We are the independent arts organization serving the literary, visual arts and performing arts communities. Our organization is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S.; but we have been building an international community of artists now since our founding in 1995. Our motto is "Dedicated to Serving the Unserved Artist" and that is exactly our mission. We exist to provide help and encouragement to the creative community through service, support and celebration of all artists.
Named after the Schuylkill River (The Schuylkill is Dutch for "Hidden River") which winds its way through the region, Hidden River™ Arts is committed to nurturing the artistic community by providing varied and supportive services to creative writers, and artists of all genres.
Our supports include writing workshops and classes, writing and (new in 2020) visual, musical and film arts awards, outreach and live arts events, blogs and an independent small press.
The year 2020 was our 25th anniversary year for the Hidden River Arts organization. It was also our 10th anniversary year for Hidden River Publishing. COVID shut down our plans to celebrate and we are still waiting for an easier time so that we can have an in person live arts event to make the occasion. It may well be that we will have to wait until our 30th anniversary in 2025. But we're hopeful that it won't take that long!
Our invitation to all: Discover the Source. Experience the Depth. Enter the Flow of Hidden River Arts!
Sign up for email updates. Follow our blog. Like us on Facebook. Take a look at our book offerings, our workshops and tutorials. Check out our Awards and Competitions link. Book our Founding Director, Debra Leigh Scott for a reading, tutorial, workshop.