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

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since 2006, Kinshasha Holman Conwill has served as deputy director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015.

The Preservation Alliance promotes the importance and appropriate use of historic buildings and landscapes in the Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Rainey has performed with companies such as Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, and he was a soloist with Pennsylvania Ballet from 1999–2006.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents a film by video/performance artist Miles Pflanz and sound artist Kate Levitt, as part of her “Schmart World” series.

Grants & Grantees

The Crossing will commission seven of the world’s foremost composers to create new works, and will be joined in performance by early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Located in Fairmount Park, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953, using traditional techniques and materials, and moved to Philadelphia in 1958.

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

Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao.

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.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights will identify new technological tools that maximize the impact of its programming and allow for quality instruction and individualized attention.