The Soapbox Status Update

The Soapbox Status Update

Updated July 24, 2021

Wow, what a year it has been! We are excited to gradually invite more people back into the studio.

We deeply value the health and safety of our community, and are still operating on a modified basis right now. We will continue to add more in-person events over the coming months.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS: You can view our schedule of online workshops and occasional in-person volunteer dates here to create with others across Philadelphia and even around the world. We anticipate reintroducing on-site workshops in October.

MEMBERSHIP: Keyholder Memberships are active. We are now accepting Open Hours memberships, for a gradual return of Open Hours between now and October. Please see our Membership Page for more information.

OPEN HOURS & ZINE LIBRARY ACCESS remain on hold until October, excepting volunteer zine cataloging days. Email us for more information.

CAN I VISIT THE SOAPBOX? Generally speaking, our summer staffing and studio operations do not allow for tours, except for individuals with an active studio membership application. Studio work days are an opportunity to see the studio while connecting with other zine/print/book/paper lovers. We look forward to this changing in a few months.

For the most up-to-date information on our operations, join our email list (and make sure we’re on your safe senders list!), or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Vaccines are now available to all Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians 16 and older. To schedule a vaccine in Philadelphia, fill out the Vaccine Interest Form on the City’s website and they will follow up by email, text, and phone with invitations to schedule at an available date and location, or call 3-1-1 to express interest. For elsewhere in Pennsylvania, the PA DOH has a map of vaccination providers here.

Throughout a year of pandemic and politics, The Soapbox is empowering the community to create wherever they are. To donate so that we can reach more people in 2021 & 2022, visit our contributions form. Please consider a monthly contribution if you are able, which supports our sustainability even more.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions!

Sincerely, with all the best wishes for your health and well-being,

The Soapbox