Emil Kang

Dr. Emil Kang serves as executive director for the arts at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a senior administrative post created in 2005 to help unify and elevate the performing arts at the university. In that year, Kang introduced, and currently directs, the university’s first major multidisciplinary performing arts program, Carolina Performing Arts. In addition, Kang also serves as professor of practice in the department of music. Prior to coming to Chapel Hill, Kang served as president and executive director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Kang has also held positions with the Seattle Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, and served as an Orchestra Management Fellow with the League of American Orchestras. In May 2012, President Obama nominated Kang to the prestigious National Council on the Arts. Kang served as a Center management panelist in 2013.

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Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum received support a two-year artist residency with Sarah Sze—a MacArthur Fellowship recipient known for her dazzlingly intricate, site-specific installations.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, dedicated to creating beauty and building community through gardening, greening, and learning.

Vox Populi and AUX Performance Space will host Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation, organized by AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James.

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

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

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

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

People’s Light & Theatre Company undertook a long-range plan to align future programming with its mission of integrating art and education.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susanna Sloat is a writer, editor, and arts consultant in New York City who has written about a diverse range of dance.

Grants & Grantees

Barbara Attie is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”