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>>.

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

Grants & Grantees

The Academy of Natural Sciences upgraded their financial software to a more efficient system, which made possible major developments.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.

Grants & Grantees

Arcadia University Art Gallery presented the first United States museum survey of the internationally acclaimed artist’s ceramics outside of New York City.

Grants & Grantees

Since 1993, Headlong Dance Theater has created over 40 works under the leadership of founders David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Andrew McIntyre, a co-founder of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, is one of the UK’s leading authorities on audience motivation, behavior and response.

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.

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.”

Grants & Grantees

M. Ho is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theater Company began strategic and business planning processes in order to pursue new areas of programming focused on collaboration with other theaters.

Located in Fairmount Park, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953, using traditional techniques and materials, and moved to Philadelphia in 1958.