Reassessing the In-Facility Program

Each year, Art-Reach produces 100-150 performances and hands-on workshops in human service agencies, schools, hospitals, and elderly homes. Despite an expressed desire from participating organizations for more of these on-site, participatory events, Art-Reach has seen a decrease in attendance over the past five years. Working with Fairmount Ventures, the organization will evaluate its in-facility program offerings to better understand which types of cultural events are of the greatest interest and relevance to its target audiences, collecting feedback from members, artists, and Art-Reach staff to determine a new financial model and to develop new ideas for piloting and testing.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>>.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights will identify new technological tools that maximize the impact of its programming and allow for quality instruction and individualized attention.

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

Craig Barton is a professor of architecture and urban design and director of the Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

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.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.

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

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

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s current playwriting project is a Center-funded commission for Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, based on Don Juan Returns from the War.

Grants & Grantees

Choreographer Lisa Kraus collaborated with longtime colleagues to create a piece that examined how longstanding relationships affect dancing and dancemaking.

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.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents a film by video/performance artist Miles Pflanz and sound artist Kate Levitt, as part of her “Schmart World” series.