Musicopia

Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region. With over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs a year, Musicopia has an extensive reach, providing a quality artistic experience for children, often in places with no other arts programs. The organization runs all of these programs with a fairly small staff, and the Center has invested in Musicopia’s capacity to improve program quality and enhance student engagement through the inventive use of mobile technology.

References

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

In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”

Opera Philadelphia built an institutional research and development program, which has led to new partnerships and artistic collaborations with international opera companies and performers.

Questions of Practice

Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around “Pro-Am” and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cora Mirikitani is the president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation, a California-based knowledge and financial services incubator for individual artists.

Grants & Grantees

Gerald Cyrus, Jr. is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

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

With support from the Center, the Arden has integrated visually dazzling video design into live productions and enhanced its work for young audiences.

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

Among the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a pilgrimage site for modern and contemporary art professionals.

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.”

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts hired consultants to develop a major gifts campaign that significantly increased individual giving and the FringeArts festival’s major donor pool.