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>>.
Collaborators & Colleagues

Paul Ha is a museum director widely recognized for his support of influential artists early in their careers, and with raising the visibility of the organizations he heads.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James presents a screening of The Fantasies Given to Us May Never Be Fixed, followed by a performance from Philadelphia-based artists Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery.

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

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research.

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

Frances Halsband is founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects, and was the first woman to be elected president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Grants & Grantees

Vera Nakonechny, a 2008 Pew Fellow, is a Ukrainian embroiderer, bead worker, and weaver.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ann Philbin has directed the Hammer Museum at UCLA since 1999. Prior to her arrival at the Hammer, she was director of the Drawing Center in New York.

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.

The Center has awarded $500,000 to Opera Philadelphia, to strengthen the organization’s efforts to respond to the changing nature of its audiences and develop new programs.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.