Settlement Music School

Settlement Music School is one of the country’s oldest and largest community music education organizations. Founded to offer music education to Philadelphia’s immigrant communities at the turn of the 20th century, Settlement has expanded from its original location to six satellite schools, providing diverse education experiences to children and adults across the city. With Center support, the organization has found and transitioned to a new executive director and is now testing new strategies to better engage the communities it serves.

References

On March 23, 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage hosted Alan Brown of WolfBrown, and Brad Erickson and Clayton Lord of Theatre Bay Area, for an event that presented an important national study on the “intrinsic impact” and value of the arts.

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

Since 1993, Headlong Dance Theater has created over 40 works under the leadership of founders David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith.

Brooklyn-based performers Liftig and Cleary present an evening of performance rooted in comedic and ecstatic engagements of the everyday.

Grants & Grantees

The Wagner Free Institute of Science engaged experts in creative growth and organizational management to expand programming while continuing to provide free public access.

Grants & Grantees

Bo Bartlett is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

Questions of Practice

Hong, director of academic affairs and program development at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, looks at the opportunities presented by co-authorship through the lens of entrepreneurship.

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

Jennifer Levonian (Pew Fellow, 2009) creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Grants & Grantees

An original composition by jazz pianist Jason Moran was developed in conjunction with the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt.