Advanced Performance Training Evaluation

As Pig Iron Theatre Company prepared to graduate the first class of its School for Advanced Performance Training (APT), its artistic leadership developed evaluation methods and procedures to assess the school’s effectiveness in preparing alumni for professional careers. Beyond their performance studies, APT students learn how to develop audiences and how to market and finance their work. A long-term, substantive evaluation process allows Pig Iron to determine successes in this area, to establish ongoing relationships with alumni, and to enhance industry responses to APT-trained performers. Surveys and feedback have been integrated into the APT program and Pig Iron implemented changes based on these results, such as increased studio access and longer classes.1

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>>.

The Morris Arboretum is home to more than 12,000 labeled plants of approximately 2,500 types, several historic buildings, and a collection of historic and contemporary sculpture.

Grants & Grantees

Bobby Zankel is a musician and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

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Theater artist and Pew Fellow Jennifer Kidwell on how she became an artist, the role of humor in her work, Philadelphia’s arts scene, and more.

A performance excerpt of Ain Gordon’s new play, followed by an exploration of the Library’s vast archives of LGBT activist materials.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Annie Polland has been vice president of education & programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City since 2009.

International choreographers and dancers Sidi Larbi and Shantala Shivalingappa presented performances at FringeArts’ 2011 festival, including the American debut of their duet Play.

Grants & Grantees

Andrew Simonet is a dance artist, a founder of Artists U and Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

The first artistic collaboration between New Paradise Laboratories founding company members and newer, younger members, The Adults premiered at the 2014 Fringe Fringe Festival in Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jenny Gersten is producing consultant for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York.

A Fierce Kind of Love, a new play about the fight for disability rights, will be part of a series of public programs meant to generate public discussion beyond the disability community.

The Conservation Center for Arts & Historic Artifacts is one of the country’s largest non-profit conservation labs.