Tom Schorgl

Tom Schorgl has been president and CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) since its inception in 1997. As CPAC’s president, Schorgl manages its efforts to strengthen and advance the region and the arts and cultural sector through unique public and private partnerships. Schorgl was president of Culture Works from 1994–97. There he managed the formation of the Culture Works organization through the merger of two arts and cultural institutions: a united arts funding organization and a local arts agency. Schorgl led the Indiana Arts Commission as executive director and served in this capacity for a decade, beginning in 1983. He guided the development of the commission’s mission, goals, strategies, and programs.

Schorgl began his professional arts administration career as curator and then executive director of South Bend Regional Art Museum. Schorgl has served in various Midwestern and national cultural leadership capacities, including Arts Midwest, National Assembly for State Arts Agencies, and many NEA grant adjudication panels. He was the Center’s 2012 panel chair in management, and he also served as a management LOI panelist in 2013.


Collaborators & Colleagues

In a vocal career of over 25 years, Erie Mills has received critical and popular acclaim throughout the world, and has performed in the world’s major opera houses.

Grants & Grantees

The Wagner Free Institute of Science engaged experts in creative growth and organizational management to expand programming while continuing to provide free public access.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education commissions art that more directly fulfills its missions of land preservation, restoration, and education.

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

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.

Grants & Grantees

Yolanda Wisher’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) writing addresses both artistic and community-oriented pursuits. The founder and director of the Germantown Poetry Festival, she is dedicated to poetry as a performative, public act, capable of producing environmental and social change.

Grants & Grantees

Thomas Dan is a multimedia artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

André Kimo Stone Guess is an internationally respected leader with more than two decades of combined experience in arts management, finance, and nonprofit executive leadership.

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research develops knowledge in three critical areas: innovative urban development strategies; building the sustainable and inclusive 21st-century city; and the role of anchor institutions in urban places.

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