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PCMI Announces 2011 Grantees

Friday, June 17, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Seasholtz
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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Announces 2011 Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative Grant Recipients

Twelve local arts and cultural organizations receive over $1.1 million in funding

Philadelphia, PA—The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (Center) has awarded $1,159,700 through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative (PCMI) to 12 arts and cultural institutions. This year's awards will support organizational development that will boost programmatic excellence and audience engagement.

PCMI grants are intended to help Philadelphia-area organizations strengthen their management functions and staff operations, in order to serve audiences with work that meets high standards of artistic quality and innovation. This year's funded projects include plans for new and creative ways to engage diverse audiences on more personal levels.

Examples include New Paradise Laboratories, which seeks to explore the use of Web-based technologies to engage audiences more deeply in its work; the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, which will introduce visual art to its mix of programs that have, until now, focused exclusively on performing arts; and Asian Arts Initiative, in developing a multi-tenant arts facility, where artists and other arts organizations share public spaces and generate a dynamic hub of cultural activity.

"PCMI's 2011 grants demonstrate how changes in administrative and managerial activities can catalyze more imaginative and energetic programming to the ultimate benefit of our regional audiences,” notes Center Executive Director Paula Marincola. "This approach resonates fully with The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's overall commitment to excellence, and ensures that programmatic quality and audience engagement are seen as the primary goals for management advancements.”

To read this press release in full, visit The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage newsroom. For the complete list of 2011 grantees and full descriptions of each funded project, please visit the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative Grants Awarded page.


The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is dedicated to stimulating a vibrant cultural community in the five-county, Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Established in 2005, the Center houses seven funding Initiatives of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and through them supports area artists and arts and heritage organizations whose work is distinguished by excellence, imagination, and courage. Each year, the Center's grants make possible more than 800 performances in dance, music, and theater as well as history and visual arts exhibitions, and other public programs for audiences in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://www.pcah.us/.

The Pew Charitable Trusts (http://www.pewtrusts.org/) is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. It partners with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share a commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.


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