Integrating Art and Education Into Future Programming

People’s Light & Theatre Company of Chester County crosses traditional boundaries of theater by combining artistry with education. The company used a project grant to undertake a long-range plan to align future programming with its mission of integrating art and education. The staff was restructured to create new pathways for projects, including the creation of a new administrative coordinator position to help facilitate this transition. People’s Light partnered with New York’s Epic Theatre Ensemble and the National Theatre of Scotland for two summer institutes, in which the like-minded organizations shared ideas for new arts and education projects and explored new methods of work, to be recorded and shared with others on the People’s Light website. The resulting exploration led to new models of production, which greatly informed the company’s 2013 Center-funded production of A Winter’s Tale.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>>.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance launched this community outreach program in order to empower its member organizations to build relationships with local communities.

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Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents artist talks from Jeanine Oleson and Jaimie Warren, the fourth program in the “Schmart World” series.

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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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.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia’s Clay Studio is a center for local, national, and international ceramic arts communities.

Vox Populi and AUX Performance Space will host Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation, organized by AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James.