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Community Partners

ONGOING COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

  • ART-REACH—ongoing opportunities for people with disabilities to connect with art; PMG will partner with Art-Reach to facilitate a Tile & Grout mural program at an Art-Reach organization
  • ART SANCTUARY—ongoing membership and joint marketing opportunities
  • BARNES FOUNDATION—ongoing tours and Zagar Q&A talks for Barnes ARTNOW! Class
  • CAMPUS PHILLY—PMG participates in cultural opportunities for college students
  • CASA MONARCA— strong ongoing partnership to create culturally-significant programs and connect PMG to local Latino artists and their constituents for Dos Fiestas Latin American festivals, De Pueblo a Pueblo festival, and through other numerous opportunities
  • CITY OF PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS PROGRAM—PMG taught Restorative Justice programs, conducted mosaic trolley tours featuring Zagar and Mural Arts murals, and will host exhibition of inmate work
  • MEXICAN CULTURAL CENTER & MEXICAN CONSULATE—vital partner in De Pueblo a Pueblo celebration of Mexican culture; PMG exhibited traveling photography show and hosted traditional cooking class
  • MOSAIC SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA—exhibition and ongoing workshops and marketing opportunities
  • OASIS ARTS CENTER—three exhibitions of student work and work of Leroy Johnson; participate in ART/GAGE Festival
  • PHILADELPHIA DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CORPORATION—exhibited student work at PMG; students visit through Art-Reach
  • PHILADELPHIA REFUGEE MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE—huge exhibition about refugee mental health and ongoing opportunities for refugees to visit PMG
  • PHILADELPHIA FRINGE FESTIVAL—for many years, PMG has participated in Fringe Fest, both as a host and with our own self-designed programs
  • SAMUEL S. FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL—ongoing support of Teen Lounge classes, provide free entrance for Fleisher teen photography classes, participation in Fleisher’s ArtSpiration
  • SOUTH STREET HEADHOUSE DISTRICT—and PMG work together to sponsor and administer the Arts on South program.  This program “lends” the unrented retail spaces on South Street to arts collectives to build artistic community and enrich the South Street neighborhood with increased arts and cultural destinations.
  • THE CLAY STUDIO—programming and outreach partnerships through summer festivals
  • THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA—Each year, PMG hosts adult and child-oriented activities as part of the “One Book, One Philadelphia” literacy program
  • THE PRINT CENTER—ongoing membership and joint marketing opportunities
  • VILLAGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES—upcoming participant in Tile & Grout; previous participant of Arts on South program
  • YOUNG INVOLVED PHILADELPHIA—PMG staff help train board candidates through YIP Board program and host events for YIP

PARTNERING SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES:

Hundreds of other local, regional, and international schools and universities visit or study PMG annually

OTHER COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS:

  • BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS: PMG provided free entrance, kid-friendly tours, and hands-on art activities for BBBS matches, along with year-long admission discounts to encourage mentorship and civic engagement.
  • CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS: PMG has participated in Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), featuring local artists Karen Stone, Emily Paulmier, Leslie Mitchell, Jack Larimore, Charmaine Caire, and Jim and Angela Clark.

PAST PARTNERS:

  • COALITION INGENU SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE—co-promotion and art exhibitions at PMG; participation in ART/GAGE Festival
  • TILE HERITAGE FOUNDATION partnered with PMG to create Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies, a juried show featuring artists nationwide, along with supporting educational activities. Over 8000 people viewed the month-long exhibition.  PMG and THF plan to host future collaborative projects.
  • NORRIS SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT’S students completed the first Tile & Grout outreach program through collaborative efforts and will complete a specialized spring break version of the program through joint funding from the Douty Foundation.
  • NEW PHILADELPHIA POETS:  PMG hosted and facilitated In(visible) Keepsakes, a spoken-word poetry carnival as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  The groups also created “Love of Language,” a Family Jam program at PMG, and will work together for the 2011 PIFA Festival.
  • PHILADELPHIA YOUTH NETWORK: PMG provided ten weeks of gallery installation and management experience to nine PYN students to assist the Arts on South galleries and to teach creative economy employment skills and civic engagement to at-risk youth in Philadelphia.
  • PHILAGRAFIKA: As one of Philagrafika’s “Independent Projects,” PMG is hosted two exhibitions with public receptions and events, 50 Years of Printmaking: Works on Paper by Isaiah Zagar and Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies.