The Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) will undergo a major organizational restructuring and, in an effort to galvanize staff collaboration, will launch the Folklore Congress, an annual event that serves over 300 members of the folk arts community. Over the course of two years, PFP will transition to its new leadership and bolster its existing staff with additional hires meant to strengthen program impact: an education director, to work with teaching artists and develop education strategies across PFP's many programs; and a communications manager, who will develop PFP's online presence and explore new ways to connect and dialogue with members of local communities. Working under a new generation of leaders with a common vision, and harnessing the potential power of the Folklore Congress to improve communication among staff members, the organization stands to increase its national standing and become a leader in the folk arts field. 1
- 1. Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development.