Art-Reach

Art-Reach connects people with disabilities or economic disadvantages to the arts. The organization serves as a conduit for communities who want access to performances or cultural institutions. In addition, Art-Reach advises other arts organizations on how to serve those communities. Support from the Center has helped Art-Reach evaluate the success of its work, and develop plans for improving critical programs.

References

InterAct Theatre Company collaborated with consultant CultureWorks in a creative placemaking and strategic business planning process designed to revitalize the Adrienne, a multi-tenant arts facility where InterAct is based, as a regional hub for the development and production of new theater.

The concluding performance of Jamillah James’ AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.

Grants & Grantees

Headlong Dance Theater worked with a team of advisors to assess its options following the recent departure of one of its three founding directors.

In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Nato Thompson is chief curator at Creative Time. He served as a Center panelist (2008) and evaluator (2010), and contributed to the Center’s Pigeons on the Grass, Alas series.

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.

The Center has awarded $500,000 to Opera Philadelphia, to strengthen the organization’s efforts to respond to the changing nature of its audiences and develop new programs.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bruce LaRowe served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from 1993 to 2013.

Grants & Grantees

By convening a national task force of artists, cultural leaders, and city officials, led by Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson, the OACCE will begin a yearlong discovery process to investigate how city government can engage a broad spectrum of communities in civic dialogue through large-scale temporary public art.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Conductor Gil Rose’s dynamic performances and many recordings have garnered international critical praise. In 2012, he assumed the position of artistic director of Monadnock Music.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education commissions art that more directly fulfills its missions of land preservation, restoration, and education.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.