Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in development/fundraising planning, strategic organizational planning, and senior project management for nonprofit arts institutions. The scope of her experience includes long-term institutional planning, developing marketing strategies, strategic development, funder prospecting, overall development of fundraising strategies, and project management, among others. As a performance curator, Yancey created the Restoration Rocks! free concert series at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, New York. More recently, she worked with the Apollo Theater to launch the Apollo Music Cafe and has served as head curator and host for the past five seasons. Further adding to her creative versatility, Yancey has a professional background in dance and choreography. She currently serves on the boards of directors of MAPP International Productions, Inc., Fractured Atlas, and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. She served as a Center management panelist in 2013 and 2012, and a LOI panelist in 2013.
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.
Bonnie Clearwater is director and chief curator at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, where she leads the development of exhibition programs and the expansion of education initiatives and public programming.
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.
Jenifer Papararo was appointed Director of Artistic Programs at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Canada in November 2014. Papararo served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.
The Arden Theatre Company launched a playwright residency program that gives audiences behind-the-scenes access to the creative process of a theater production.
Dr. Emil Kang serves as executive director for the arts at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a post created in 2005 to help unify and elevate the performing arts at the university.
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.
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.
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James has organized an evening of performances by Colin Self and M. Lamar.
In the first segment of a three-part conversation between Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon and Center Executive Director Paula Marincola, they discuss Gordon’s role as a conduit between the Center and its grantees.
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.
With support from the Center, the Arden has integrated visually dazzling video design into live productions and enhanced its work for young audiences.