Celebrating Arts & Culture in the City of Chester

Our Mission

Chester Made is a humanities-based initiative to celebrate and promote arts and culture in Chester and harness their power as a force for community revitalization.


Stories Make Chester

After months of working together, a group Chester Made advisors are ready to premiere their digitally archived stories about "What makes Chester home." Join Pennsylvania Humanities Council for this exciting new initiative, Stories Make Chester, and get ready to tell your own Chester story as part of this Chester Made Digital Story Project.

What Chester Makes, Makes Chester!

Chester's old slogan is new again everyday at Chester Made. We're working with individuals and groups who are constantly reclaiming, rebuilding and repurposing powerful ideas to Make Chester.  We're looking for individuals and organizations who want to design, develop and deliver the future arts and humanities projects of Pennsylvania's First City. Got an idea? Want help developing your plan? Join Pennsylvania Humanities Council for our upcoming Chester Made Building Conversation forum. We'll discuss everything from engaging the community, creating impactful experiences, proposal writing and budget development to audience and social media.
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What Chester Makes

Community Is Everything

The Chester Made Institute and pop-up makerspace at 511 Avenue of the States now form a creative, cultural hub in the heart of the historic arts and culture district that gives community members the chance to engage with one another, learn more about the city’s cultural assets and history, rebuild their downtown, and change perceptions about Chester. Chester Made is a community project of MJ Freed Theater and Pennsylvania Humanities Council, with funding from Spring Point Partners and support from people who live, work, and play in Chester.

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