SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR POETS & WRITERS VISITORS: P&W mistakenly directed you to our home page. Please see our "Competitions & Awards" link above to be directed to the appropriate award guidelines. We apologize for any confusion.
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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 ("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 will be our 25th anniversary year for the Hidden River Arts organization. It will also be our 10th anniversary year for Hidden River Publishing. Please follow our blog because we are only just now making our celebration plans for the year, and will be announcing events, competitions, new programs -- all sorts of celebratory goings on that we don't want anyone to miss.
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.
We invite you to check out our blog, where we provide helpful information about life in the arts, including interviews, craft discussions, announcements and opportunities. Please consider following us there and on Facebook for all updates and information.