Strategic Planning

The Clay Studio (TCS) developed a three-year strategic plan at a critical moment in its history, with a new executive director and six years before the organization must relocate and leave its current facility. With the help of Partners in Performance, a national consulting firm specializing in arts nonprofits, TCS explored multiple scenarios for the future and weighed them according to facility and programming needs. The resulting plan is heavily based on constituent feedback—gathered from students, board members, and alumni artists throughout the process—and is aiding TCS in articulating and communicating the organization’s mission to the public. As a result, TCS can better serve its various constituencies: clay artists and ceramic arts enthusiasts.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

Judith Schaechter is a sculptor and stained-glass artist, and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Among the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a pilgrimage site for modern and contemporary art professionals.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program created a director of strategic planning and partnerships position, charged with leading strategic initiatives and forging new organizational partnerships.

Nichole Canuso Dance Company is building an internal fundraising structure that can grow or contract as the scope of the company’s projects changes with each year.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Michael Maso has led the Huntington Theatre Company’s administrative and financial operations since 1982, producing more than 180 plays in partnership with three artistic directors.

Grants & Grantees

Jumatatu Poe developed The Flight Attendants, a satirical commentary on the service industry, during summer workshops with members of his company, idiosynCrazy productions.

The major repository of the art of three generations of Wyeths (H.C, Andy, and Jamie), and steward of hundreds of acres of land where the artists worked, the Brandywine Museum is a national treasure.

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

Opera Philadelphia will develop the American Repertoire Council, a national advisory body charged with assessing and deconstructing the company’s process for creating new operatic works.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Elizabeth Armstrong joined the Palm Springs Art Museum in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer and Director. She served as a Center exhibitions panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.

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.