Regina R. Smith

Regina R. Smith has served as a program officer on the Arts & Culture team at the Kresge Foundation since 2008. She identifies prospects for national funding opportunities and possible partnerships; reviews funding requests; conducts site visits; meets with prospective grantees and partners; and monitors existing grant relationships. Previously, Smith worked at the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, N.C., where, as vice president of grants and services, she managed a $12 million grants portfolio. She served as programs and services director at Culture Works in Dayton, Ohio, from 1994–99 and, earlier, managed a nationally recognized program for the Indiana Arts Commission. In 1989, while on a nine-month Arts Administration Fellowship, Smith was in residence with three arts organizations: the Madison Art Center, COMPAS in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs. She began her career as a museum educator at the Cleveland Children’s Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Smith served on the Center’s 2009 management panel.

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This multi-part project will animate Chester’s downtown cultural corridor by engaging the local community, along with experts in public history, placemaking, and tactical urbanism, in a series of events and programs interpreting the city’s underground history.

Grants & Grantees

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia developed a new strategic plan that defines areas of emphasis and programs and services the organization should focus on through 2016.

Grants & Grantees

Donald Camp is a photographer and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eric Tschanz is the president and CEO of Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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 Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is is a natural history museum dedicated to providing free public education in science.

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

Grants & Grantees

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.”

Grants & Grantees

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 Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance created a full-time controller position to manage a wide range of departments.