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 establish a new outlet for public art that showcases temporary installations to the city's tens of thousands of daily commuters
To produce 'A Play, a Pie and a Pint', a series of plays performed in non-traditional venues at non-traditional times on days when other theaters are traditionally dark
To cultivate new audiences for Latin jazz by presenting "pop-up" performances of local artists using a portable stage
To develop young people's awareness of the city's vibrant cultural scene through interactive scavenger hunts led by local artists
To promote understanding and respect among youths and adults of all ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds with an Arab Music Concert Series
To support an innovative form of 3D storytelling by creating a series of outdoor video art events screened on local buildings
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 diversify artistic offerings with Arden Festival Fridays, presenting theater performances alongside dozens of gallery events during Old City's monthly First Fridays
To increase local arts coverage through a partnership between Drexel University and The (Philadelphia) Daily News to "embed" nonprofit arts journalists who will write regularly for a high-circulation city newspaper.
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