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

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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.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theater Company began strategic and business planning processes in order to pursue new areas of programming focused on collaboration with other theaters.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tony-nominated actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith is founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, a center for artistic excellence addressing social change.

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.

Grants & Grantees

Nathalie Anderson is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Before retiring in 2010, Joseph Carvalho served as the executive director of Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA.

Building on the success of its Museum Without Walls project, the Association for Public Art is working to engage audiences in an online dialogue about Philadelphia’s public art.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

The Preservation Alliance promotes the importance and appropriate use of historic buildings and landscapes in the Philadelphia region.

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.