Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia connects the region’s arts organizations and for-profit businesses. It provides a way for businesses and their employees to connect with the culture community through volunteer opportunities, training programs, and board service. The Arts & Business Council is a part of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and includes the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, or PVLA. The merger of the Arts & Business Council with the PVLA was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Grants & Grantees

Marshall Belford Allen, a 2012 Pew Fellow, has been an active member of the Sun Ra Arkestra for over 50 years, and has helmed the historic jazz group since 1995, following the death of jazz pioneer Sun Ra.

Grants & Grantees

Wyck will evaluate its current programming in advance of writing a new business plan that results in audience-centered programs with the potential to attract new visitors.

Grants & Grantees

The Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.

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

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.

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.

Grants & Grantees

The Arden Theatre Company launched a playwright residency program that gives audiences behind-the-scenes access to the creative process of a theater production.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Executive director of Cliveden of the National Trust, a National Historic Landmark located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

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.

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will research and develop new business models that respond to shifting trends in audience behaviors.