Before retiring in 2010, Joseph Carvalho served as the executive director of Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA. Carvalho worked at the organization for 34 years, serving for the last 16 as its president. Carvalho’s long tenure included overseeing the opening of the new Museum of Springfield History. He was a Center management panelist in 2009.
Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.
RoseAnne Spradlin is a New York City-based choreographer whose work explores body consciousness and innovation of structural forms in contemporary dance.
Rochelle Steiner is a curator, writer, public art producer, and professor of critical studies at the University of Southern California in the Roski School of Art and Design, where she was dean from 2010 to 2012. In 2015, Steiner served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.
On March 23, 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage hosted Alan Brown of WolfBrown, and Brad Erickson and Clayton Lord of Theatre Bay Area, for an event that presented an important national study on the “intrinsic impact” and value of the arts.
Thomas F. DeFrantz directs SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology and teaches in dance and African and African-American Studies at Duke University.
The Clay Studio developed a three-year strategic plan at a critical moment in its history, six years before the organization must relocate and leave its current facility.
Christopher Mekal specializes in strategic planning and implementation, nonprofit organizational development, and financial management.
The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.
A month-long series of installations, workshops, talks, musical performances, and film screenings filled a Philadelphia storefront.
Wyck—a house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia—served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations.
Pig Iron is a company specializing in exuberant ensemble-devised works. The organization has begun to train the next generation of daring physical theater artists through the Pig Iron School of Advanced Performing Training.
The Arden Theatre Company launched a playwright residency program that gives audiences behind-the-scenes access to the creative process of a theater production.