To support 'Beyond Sustenance' - a series of exhibits, programs and workshops exploring connections within African American culture and culinary arts.
To engage Philadelphia residents and attract new audiences to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with 'Sing Freedom Sing!' - a concert presenting classical orchestral works alongside African-American sacred music and gospel.
To bring more music to Philadelphia's Latino communities by working with organizations to develop a new outreach initiative bridging classical and Latin music
To engage Philadelphia in a dialogue about young people being shuttled from school into the criminal justice system by supporting a two-year residency of actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
To create more public art and enliven city streets by hosting a competition for artists to design new bike racks
To increase professional development opportunities for local performance artists by expanding a pilot project that allows artists to seek targeted advice and counsel
To support global black cinema through a film festival that will also feature a short screenplay contest
To celebrate Indian music and introduce it to a young and urban audience by offering a concert series with rotating ensembles of professional musicians
To promote visual arts collaboration and capture the energy of the city's arts district by enabling many collectives to produce a multivenue, one-month exhibit.
To increase audiences for jazz by expanding the Center City Jazz Festival to include additional events and venues
To celebrate one of the community’s most beloved African-American artists, Charles Searles, by inviting art students from three universities to collaborate on paired exhibitions and events inspired by the artist’s legacy
To deepen amateur musicians' engagement with classical music by offering adults opportunities to perform alongside the orchestra's professionals.