The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s (GCPA) Grassroots Engagement Initiative was designed to expand the organization’s ability to build support for the arts in Philadelphia’s communities, and to mobilize members of those communities to become arts advocates. At the same time, it would empower GPCA member organizations to build their own relationships with local communities and to expand their audience bases. In doing so, GPCA went beyond its “think-tank” model and developed a more hands-on, grassroots approach in connecting with the public and making the arts more accessible. The project encouraged public participation in the region’s arts and culture, emphasizing community growth and the audience experience.1
Andrew McIntyre visited the Center in summer 2012 for a day of workshops on visitor behavior and new approaches to engaging arts audiences in the 21st century.
Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with “a zest and virtuosity that transcends style and instrumentations.”
InterAct Theatre Company collaborated with consultant CultureWorks in a creative placemaking and strategic business planning process designed to revitalize the Adrienne, a multi-tenant arts facility where InterAct is based, as a regional hub for the development and production of new theater.
In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”
The Painted Bride commissioned a new dance work by Caribbean-born choreographers Marianela Boán, Gabri Christa, and Tania Isaac.
In the first segment of a three-part conversation between Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon and Center Executive Director Paula Marincola, they discuss Gordon’s role as a conduit between the Center and its grantees.
Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.
Hong, director of academic affairs and program development at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, looks at the opportunities presented by co-authorship through the lens of entrepreneurship.
Alex Da Corte (Pew Fellow, 2012) scans grocery stores, street corners, and IKEA showrooms to find materials for his assemblages and videos, which utilize everything from food to hardware.
Bruce LaRowe served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from 1993 to 2013.
Wyck—a house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia—served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations.
Member-run artist collective Vox Populi will launch a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art, hosting five curatorial fellows in total over a period of two years.