Strategic Business Planning

InterAct Theatre Company has built a strong national reputation for producing new, contemporary plays that are socially and politically charged. As InterAct neared its 25th anniversary, it began strategic and business planning processes to pursue new areas of programming that focus on collaboration, including co-productions with regional and national theaters. Following this re-envisioning, the company has reached out to a greater variety of populations and communities in the Philadelphia region, and is now better positioned to properly utilize the skills of new board and staff members, and actively respond to changes in the economic climate. This discovery process led InterAct to a new strategic goal of turning its current home, Philadelphia’s Adrienne Theater, into a more closely connected arts center, a project supported by a 2013 Discovery Grant.1

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

Bringing together some of hip-hop’s most influential pioneers, Clark will present what he calls his “physical autobiography” in a dance-theater performance blending street dance techniques with spoken word narration and video.

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

This multi-part project will animate Chester’s downtown cultural corridor by engaging the local community, along with experts in public history, placemaking, and tactical urbanism, in a series of events and programs interpreting the city’s underground history.

Grants & Grantees

The Wagner Free Institute of Science engaged experts in creative growth and organizational management to expand programming while continuing to provide free public access.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Molly Smith has been a leader in new play development for more than 30 years. She currently serves as the artistic director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Grants & Grantees

In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.