People's Light received $150,000 to hold summer institutes with New York City's Epic Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland to explore art, education, and creative development.
The Asian Arts Initiative received a $30,000 grant to develop an operating plan for its new facility on Vine Street at the edge of Chinatown. The three-story building will offer up to 50 work studios, offices, and rehearsal and exhibition spaces for artists and small cultural groups.
Other grantees include the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, $150,000, to hire a communications and branding consultant to train staff members to make a case for the arts; the Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, $30,000, to restructure the nEW Festival of dance company collaborations; the Pig Iron Theatre Company, $150,000, for the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a two-year certificate program for actors and directors; Tempesta di Mare, $30,000, to refine a three-year plan aimed at broadening recording and touring opportunities for the baroque orchestra; and the Wagner Free Institute of Science, $30,000, to develop a strategic plan to expand programming, revenue, and audience access.
In addition, the Wilma Theater received $30,000 to help develop the Wilma Vision Fund, a cash reserve for facility upkeep and programming, and the Wyck Association received $30,000 to develop a branding and marketing plan for the historic site.
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