Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Jackie Brookner, Veden Taika (The Magic of Water), 2007, earth and plantings. Image courtesy of the artist.

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.

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The staff and board members of Wyck worked with a marketing firm to develop a new marketing plan and brand identity, in order to attract potential audiences.

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Actress Estelle Parsons has found success on stage, screen, and television, often playing characters who can best be described as fanatical or neurotic.

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Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.

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Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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PAFA presented the most comprehensive exhibition of Peter Saul’s work to date, featuring over 50 artworks spanning from 1958 to present.

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San Francisco-based Alan Brown is principal of WolfBrown, a leading researcher and management consultancy in the nonprofit arts industry.

Questions of Practice

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In conjunction with the ongoing reFORM project, Temple Contemporary hosts a discussion with Feather Houstoun, member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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