Fundraising Strategies for Environmental Art

The Schuylkill Center will create a fundraising plan for its growing environmental art department. Working with consultant Bethany Wall, the organization will identify new funding opportunities, create a plan for cross-departmental collaboration, and develop a list of other institutions that can become potential allies. By widening the pool of potential funders and collaborators, the Schuylkill Center will advance its own capacity to create longer-term and more ambitious exhibitions and to host artists who wish to utilize organization’s ecologically complex landscape and other valuable resources. Wall and Schuylkill Center staff will look specifically for funders that invest in cross-disciplinary, artistic work that transforms conceptions of ecology and increases the public’s environmental knowledge and stewardship.1

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>>.
Collaborators & Colleagues

Rob Fields is the founder and editorial director of Bold As Love magazine, and in 2011, he launched the New Black Imagination Festival.

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.

Grants & Grantees

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984, most recently showcasing the work of choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, and international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents artist talks from Jeanine Oleson and Jaimie Warren, the fourth program in the “Schmart World” series.

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.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia Young Playwrights assists students in Philadelphia area schools with telling their stories through theater.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Lutman has worked in the arts and nonprofit sector for the past 35 years, and she is currently an independent consultant and entrepreneur.

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

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

Collaborators & Colleagues

Associate professor and coordinator of world music and ethnomusicology at San Diego State University, Kevin Delgado leads performance ensembles and labs on Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian music.

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.