Trevor Carlson was named a trustee of the Merce Cunningham Trust in May 2011. He began working at the Cunningham Dance Foundation in 1998 and became executive director in 2005, after serving as general manager, director of communications, and company manager. During his tenure, he fortified the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s residency programs and, in collaboration with Cunningham, developed a workshop for students based on Cunningham’s use of DanceForms. Carlson increased the company’s visual artist collaborations by developing the possibility for Cunningham to create events in repertory theater houses, using different settings for each performance. A total of 25 additional collaborations were staged in this manner. He also helped to forge new ventures such as the webcast series Mondays with Merce, for which he served as executive producer. With Lynn Wichern, CFO, and members of the board, Carlson developed and implemented the Legacy Plan, including the Legacy Tour, Dance Capsules, and career transition. He has lectured throughout South and North America, Europe, and the Middle East. A graduate of Juilliard, he co-founded and has performed with the Stanley Love Performance Group. He was a Center management panelist in 2010.
A month-long series of installations, workshops, talks, musical performances, and film screenings filled a Philadelphia storefront.
Linda Shearer has been the Executive Director of Houston’s Project Row Houses since 2009.
Simon Dove is an independent curator and educator, and a co-curator of Crossing the Line, the annual trans-disciplinary fall festival in New York City.
Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents a film by video/performance artist Miles Pflanz and sound artist Kate Levitt, as part of her “Schmart World” series.
Maria Bauman is the founder and artistic director of MBDance, which has received Harlem Stage Fund for New Work awards through the Jerome Foundation, among other honors. Bauman served on the Center’s Performance panel in 2014 and 2015.
Jill Medvedow has been the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston since 1998.
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.
The staff and board members of Wyck worked with a marketing firm to develop a new marketing plan and brand identity, in order to attract potential audiences.
Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.
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.
Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.
Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.