Jill Medvedow has been the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston since 1998. From 1991–97, Medvedow was the first curator of contemporary art and deputy director of programs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She has also worked as program director at WGBH public broadcasting in Boston, served as deputy director of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and was founding director of 911 Contemporary Arts in Seattle. Medvedow served as a Center LOI panelist in management in 2012.
The Philadelphia Folklore Project will undergo a major organizational restructuring and launch the Folklore Congress, an annual event that serves over 300 members of the folk arts community.
Supporting, documenting and presenting Philadelphia area folk arts, the Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to sustaining community cultural knowledge.
The Curtis Institute of Music is offering a new independent study course to its students, designed to aid gifted young musicians in creating innovative approaches to classical music performance.
Andrew McIntyre visited the Center in summer 2012 for a day of workshops on visitor behavior and new approaches to engaging arts audiences in the 21st century.
Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.
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.
Philadanco reconstructed Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove, which premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.
InterAct Theatre Company is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater.
Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez is a leader experienced in the executive management of cultural-based organizations, inspiring creativity, building community, and raising consciousness through the infusion of the arts and humanities. He served as a 2013 Heritage panelist, and a 2015 LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.
Over the course of his 30-year career, percussionist and 2000 Pew Fellow Pablo Batista has performed, recorded, and toured with a range of leading jazz, R&B, Latin, pop, and gospel artists including Bono, George Howard, Alicia Keyes, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Eddie Palmieri, Teddy Pendergrass, Diane Reeves, Grover Washington, Jr., Musiq, Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Bruce LaRowe served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from 1993 to 2013.
Winner of two ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, the Crossing is a professional contemporary chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally.