The 215 Festival is a fiscally-sponsored nonprofit under the CultureTrust of Greater Philadelphia. We are currently building a team of core volunteers to help with organizing events, develop marketing and branding, seek out grants and sponsorships, and to aid in administration. If you are interested in joining, please contact us.
Joshua Demaree was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. He holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Film Studies and the History of Art and Architecture, an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and an MFA from Rutgers University-Camden. He is cofounder of Blue Stoop, a hub for Philadelphia writers, and works as a medical editor for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He lives in West Philadelphia.