Restoration and Stewardship Program

In order to honor its commitments to the Philadelphia neighborhoods that host its murals—over 3,600 created in 28 years—Mural Arts will devise a plan for a Restoration and Stewardship Program. The murals, which are meant to uplift communities and signal forward momentum, have a lifespan of about 15 years before they begin to peel and fade. Mural Arts currently restores 10 murals per year with limited resources, usually in reaction to wear and tear that has already occurred. Catherine Myers, a mural conversation expert formerly with the Getty Conservation Institute, will work with Mural Arts staff to enhance organizational decision-making with regards to restoration, decommissioning, or replacing of aging works. The organization also hopes to engage in conversation with people who live near mural sites, to discuss the value of the works and their relationships to community identity.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>>.

This exhibition will survey a generation of pioneering female artists in relation to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age.

Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Grants & Grantees

Kariamu Welsh is a dancer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Russell is the co-director of New York’s Under the Radar Festival, headquartered at the Public Theater.

Grants & Grantees

In 2004 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 76 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

With support from the Center, the Arden has integrated visually dazzling video design into live productions and enhanced its work for young audiences.

Collaborators & Colleagues

John Killacky is executive director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and on the board of the Vermont Community Foundation.

Grants & Grantees

Astrid Bowlby is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

The Philadelphia Folklore Project developed a strategic plan for 2012–16 that mapped out a path for leadership transition and developed new programming models for the future.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kathy Bateson is the president and CEO of the Arts Center for Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

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