The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) is a service organization that represents the interests of its 400 member organizations, which include arts, culture, and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area. One of the largest and most successful organizations of its kind in the country, GPCA is a powerful advocate for the cultural community—a leader in the use of research data to show the impact of culture on our community and a provider of critical services. The Center has supported GPCA through grants that have increased the financial administration capacity of the organization and the effectiveness of its grassroots outreach programs.
Philip Bither has been the Walker Art Center’s senior curator of performing arts since 1997.
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research.
The Association for Public Art developed an interactive audio tour to interpret Philadelphia’s vast collection of public sculptures.
Settlement Music School is one of the country’s oldest and largest community music education organizations.
A multiple Grammy Award winner, Robert Page is the Paul Mellon University Professor of Music Emeritus in the School of Music and coordinator of the opera program.
Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Anthony Smyrski works with Dan Murphy as the artist duo Megawords. They are well known throughout Philadelphia for installations that are equal parts gathering space, artist studio, and storefront.
Buff Kavelman founded the Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors in 1997 to serve individual donors, foundations, and organizations in strategic planning, board development, philanthropic initiatives, and external affairs.
An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”
Ranee Ramaswamy founded Ragamala Dance in 1993, and currently serves as co-artistic director. She is a master teacher, performer, and choreographer of the South Indian classical form of bharata natyam.
In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.
Michael Maso has led the Huntington Theatre Company’s administrative and financial operations since 1982, producing more than 180 plays in partnership with three artistic directors.