Philadelphia Theatrical Design Center

Partners for Sacred Places

Date Awarded
04/02/12
Amount
$180,000
Grant Period
04/02/12 to 04/01/14
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Community
Philadelphia
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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The Church of the Holy  Trinity, Rittenhouse Square,  Philadelphia
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

To expand the capacity of the city's theater community by providing a new space for theater designers and visual artists at a decommissioned church

Summary: To expand the capacity of Philadelphia’s theater community, Partners for Sacred Places will provide a new space for theater designers and visual artists at a spacious local church. By providing office, storage, construction and implementation space, as well as the opportunity to share equipment, the space will naturally promote more collaboration, labor efficiency and a greener approach to theatrical productions. The project will also offer storage space for standard size flats and platforms, costumes and props while helping to preserve and repurpose a much beloved and endangered church, giving it a future value to the community.

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Project Team

A. Robert Jaeger

President

Bob holds a Master’s degree in preservation planning from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Prior to co-founding Partners for Sacred Places in 1989, Bob worked with the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation as Senior Vice President for the Historic Religious Properties Program. He is the co-author of Sacred Places at Risk (1998) and Strategies for Stewardship and Active Use of Older and Historic Religious Properties (1996), author of Sacred Places in Transition (1994), and editor (from 1985 to 1989) of Inspired, a bi-monthly magazine with news and technical articles on religious property preservation.

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