First Person Arts

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that features recordings of people telling true stories in front of a live audience. It organizes an annual event – The First Person Arts Festival – which presents several days of performances, workshops, and more.

Our Mission:
First Person Arts transforms the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world.

Our Vision:
First Person Arts is a platform for artists and everyday people to share the personal stories they must tell now. We will listen to the issues that matter to them and lift up their voices through our programs.