Wilma Vision Fund

The Wilma Theater developed the Wilma Vision Fund, a cash reserve that will aid the theater in sustaining high standards of performance. The fund will be used to ensure the best possible production equipment and well-maintained facilities, and to support bold, creative undertakings in artistic programming, resulting in performance excellence and superior audience service. This campaign began with a consultancy project that trained Wilma’s board of directors to act as ambassadors and fundraisers for the Vision Fund, and that prepared Wilma’s development staff to manage and sustain it. The Wilma Vision Fund continues to have the potential to transform the theater’s ability to achieve its highest artistic ambitions, resulting in a significant impact on the arts community and a replicable model for how to build capacity that drives artistic excellence.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>>.
Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

People’s Light & Theatre Company’s project brought six playwrights from across the country to the theater’s campus to develop new work inspired by the region’s diverse communities.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Boomershine has presented his work at Movement Research and Danspace Project, and he arranges and develops workshops and creative/educational residencies for and with Lucinda Childs.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jan Ramirez has served as chief curator and director of collections for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City since 2006.

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.

On March 23, 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage hosted Alan Brown of WolfBrown, and Brad Erickson and Clayton Lord of Theatre Bay Area, for an event that presented an important national study on the “intrinsic impact” and value of the arts.

Grants & Grantees

John Caird’s adaptation of Voltaire’s classic satire Candide received its American regional theater premiere.

Grants & Grantees

Benjamin Schachter is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents the work of video artist and activist Jenny Drumgoole, the fifth program in the “Schmart World” series.

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.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Washington, DC.