In 2011, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education embarked on a wholesale reinvention of its art program. Today, the organization does not only present art inspired by the environment; it also commissions art that fulfills its missions of land preservation, restoration, and education. The Schuylkill Center "uses our forests and fields as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment." The Center funded this transition and the environmental symposium that concluded it. With follow-up support from the Center, the Schuylkill Center also created a fundraising plan to help the organization identify new funding opportunities for its environmental art program, create a plan for cross-departmental collaboration, and develop relationships with other institutions that can become allies.
- Questions of PracticeQuestions of Practice: Visiting Scholar Kristy Edmunds on the Role of Audiences in Preserving Performance
During a recent conversation at the Center, our visiting scholar Kristy Edmunds and Philip Bither, Senior Curator at the Walker Art Center, discussed the role audiences play in conserving performance works—what Edmunds describes as "art forms which we can't collect, and preserve, or own."question-of-practice-contentquestions-of-practice-visiting-scholar-kristy-edmunds-on-the-role-of-audiences-in-preserving-performance
- GRANTS & GRANTEESPablo Batista
Over the course of his 30-year career, percussionist and 2000 Pew Fellow Pablo Batista has performed, recorded, and toured with a range of leading jazz, R&B, Latin, pop, and gospel artists including Bono, George Howard, Alicia Keyes, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Eddie Palmieri, Teddy Pendergrass, Diane Reeves, Grover Washington, Jr., Musiq, Manny Oquendo's Conjunto Libre, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.people-contentpablo-batista