Three-Year Strategic Plan

On the heels of a highly successful five-year plan that refined the organization’s artistic mission and developed strategies for performance and internal growth, Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra launched a new three-year plan with the assistance of David Bury of David Bury and Associates, who works extensively with growing arts organizations and whose experience extends to touring music organizations. This new plan met Tempesta di Mare’s enhanced needs as an established, internationally recognized orchestra, and has addressed new artistic opportunities, such as a recording contract with British record label Chandos and a performance at a major international festival in Germany. As a result, Tempesta di Mare has dramatically increased its profile internationally, and has significantly expanded its audience through social media and its own YouTube channel.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 Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.

Art-Reach will evaluate its program offerings to better understand which types of events are of the greatest interest and relevance to its target audiences, developing new ideas for testing.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

With the city as its subject, this gallery exhibition, along with newly commissioned installations in unexpected Philadelphia locations, and citizen-created photos and videos, will capture urban life in novel ways.

Grants & Grantees

Edgar J. Shockley III (Pew Fellow, 2008) sees his unique contribution to the world as reconciling African and European theatrical aesthetics, making us all more aware of what it means to be human.

For the sixth program of the “Schmart World” series, AUX Curatorial Fellow Whitney Kimball presents ESP TV: Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance from AUX.

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

William Williams is a photographer and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Questions of Practice

Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around “Pro-Am” and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.

Grants & Grantees

Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.

Grants & Grantees

Bartram’s Garden was the home of John Bartram, a Quaker farmer with a lifelong fascination with botany. Today the 45-acre garden is a National Historic Landmark on the banks of the Schuylkill River.