Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announces 2012 grant winners
June 11, 2012
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage recently announced the eight organizations that will receive grants this year through its Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiatives (PCMI). Arts and cultural programs that get a share of the grants, totaling $831,900, will be able to use the funding to improve their fundraising and organizational structures.
"This year's grants reflect the diverse and innovative ways that cultural organizations improve their operations and management systems to propel both program quality and audience engagement," said executive director of the Pew Center Paula Marincola.
Since the development of the PCMI, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has awarded more than $8.1 million to cultural and arts programs in the five county-region of Philadelphia.
This year, some of the recipients include Musicopia, a music education program in the Delaware Valley, and the Fleisher Art Memorial, a community arts program in South Philadelphia. The Philadelphia-based Nichole Canuso Dance Company also received funding so it can expand flexibly, while the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts was awarded grants to develop a web-based crowdfunding platform, similar to Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
Programs that require flexible funding might benefit from an investment in a digital presence, which will enable them to identify private donors and start to raise funds online