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>>.

Fleisher Art Memorial is implementing new communication strategies meant to transform the organization into a more welcoming and accessible space for its South Philadelphia neighbors.

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.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Russell is the co-director of New York’s Under the Radar Festival, headquartered at the Public Theater.

Grants & Grantees

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.

Grants & Grantees

Sandra Brownlee is a weaver and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

The Center has awarded $500,000 to Opera Philadelphia, to strengthen the organization’s efforts to respond to the changing nature of its audiences and develop new programs.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Before retiring in 2010, Joseph Carvalho served as the executive director of Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA.

Grants & Grantees

Parallel Destinies was a collaborative multidisciplinary dance piece that commemorated the nine Africans enslaved in George Washington’s house during his presidency in Philadelphia.

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.

Grants & Grantees

Musicopia has taken its education residencies to the next level with this initiative, which incorporates multimedia learning with instruction and performance.

In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”