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Festival O: Invigorating Art, Consumers and Civic Life

To support a new, research-based approach to engaging audiences for Opera Philadelphia through Festival O - a 12-day opera event that aims to turn Philadelphia into an urban stage for opera presentation, featuring world-class performers, world premieres and classic repertoire, multiple venues and genre-defying collaborations.

Ben Franklin Parkway Development

To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments

Knight American Artists Fellowship Fund

To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

To construct a facility in center city Philadelphia that will house the relocated world-renowned Barnes Foundation collection and educational space

The Free Library of Philadelphia

To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival

New Public Art at Dilworth Plaza

To help transform historic Dilworth Plaza by commissioning sculptor Janet Echelman to create an artwork inspired by the site's historic association with water and steam

Midnight Madness

To engage new audiences in the visual arts by launching With Art Philadelphia, a two-year joint marketing program that includes late-night happenings for younger audiences at local museums

Fairmount Park Art Association

To premier 'GPS Intersect/Open Air,' a project by internationally renowned new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that will transform the Philadelphia night sky into an array of lights through searchlight voice activation via mobile devices

Rutgers University Foundation

For enhancement of community engagement programming through the creation of a new Camden-based play that will be researched and performed with community participation

University of Pennsylvania

To conduct an evaluation of the impact of the Community Partners in Arts Access initiative on cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden

Cross-Over Classical

To build audiences for classical programming by providing a new 'Cross-Over Classical' series presenting world-renowned pops and contemporary artists with orchestra for The Mann's 2011-13 summer seasons

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