New Managing Director Position

Bristol Riverside Theatre is a community theater with strong connections to the people who live around its facility. As the theater planned its evolution, Bristol Riverside staff conducted numerous assessments and planning projects, all of which pointed to the need for a managing director. Amy Kaissar was hired to fill the position, and under her tenure Bristol Riverside Theatre grew its audiences and revenues significantly. The theater’s founding director Susan Atkinson continues to serve the theater, helping to drive the artistic program and maintain ties with the community.1

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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. Learn more>>.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi Gallery’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents “The Videofreex Pirate TV” and a Q&A with Skip Blumberg and Nancy Cain, the third program in the “Schmart World” series.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is a service organization that represents the interests of 400 arts, culture, and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Wilke became managing director of Seattle’s On the Boards at the start of its 2004–05 season. She is responsible for day-to-day and long-term strategic management.

The concluding performance of Jamillah James’ AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eric Jacobsen, a conductor and cellist hailed by The New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. In 2015, Jacobsen served as a Performance LOI panelist.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Franano offers services through Franano Arts Management Consulting following nine years as executive director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

Grants & Grantees

Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre presented this festival, which provides resources to Philadelphia choreographers for rehearsals, classes, and showings.

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.

Grants & Grantees

Ron Silliman is a poet and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, will give a curatorial lecture regarding her interest in collectivism and the contemporary collaborative urban performance art context in East Coast cities.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since 1990, Michael Alexander has been the executive and artistic director of Grand Performances, which presents free performing arts events in Downtown Los Angeles.