In 2017, the Inside Out initiative brought replicas of collection favorites to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.
Community EngagementThe Philadelphia Museum of Art strives to build and maintain partnerships with community organizations, schools, and social service agencies, offering programs and educational opportunities that connect diverse communities with the Museum’s rich collections and resources. Using the arts to support and strengthen community-based initiatives in youth development and arts education, the Museum reaches out to communities around the region to enhance and expand its mission of making art accessible to everyone.
Community ProgramsFor over 20 years, the Division of Education has developed partnerships with cultural, educational and social service organizations to engage diverse audiences and create a social fabric of inclusion and civic responsibility. With the generous support of grant funding, the museum is able to offer free admission and transportation to a number of Philadelphia-based community organizations.
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Community PartnershipsThe Division of Education maintains a long-term commitment to partner organizations to provide collaborative art programs and museum visits for neighborhood groups and families. All projects are created with community leaders to customize curriculum and develop programs that connect with the interests and needs of the community partner. The Division of Education also supports special short-term projects to provide art programs and museum visits themed in conjunction with special exhibitions at the museum. Current community partnerships include Broad Street Ministry, Project HOME and People’s Emergency Center where skilled teaching artists offer on-site art classes.
Museum ToursPhiladelphia Museum of Art education staff work year round with community partners to customize free tours and projects. Each tour and workshop is planned in collaboration to provide a distinctive experience, while reflecting the interests and activities of the community organization.
Teen ProgramsOur teen programs are designed to inspire, mentor, and prepare students for leadership roles and further study in the visual arts. For more information and applications contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Teen Sketch ClubThe Teen Sketch Club began in 2003. This program is for fifteen Philadelphia public school students who are considering a career in the visual or graphic arts. This program runs for 9 weeks each semester. During this year-long program fifteen select students:
- Become familiar with outstanding art objects in the Museum’s collection.
- Discover and learn about career options in the fine arts.
- Develop portfolio materials for applications for future study in the visual and graphic arts.
- Increase general visual awareness with aid from professional artists.
TAG (Teen Ambassador Group)TAG is a unique opportunity for teens ages 14-19 to get involved behind the scenes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. TAG members work with curators, educators, and other museum staff to create programs especially for teens. The program promotes creativity and leadership skills. TAG is a year-long commitment that meets twice a month during the school year.
Delphi ProgramsThe Delphi Project Foundation, funded by Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, supports innovative arts education programs to enhance the education for Philadelphia public school students and increase accessibility to the arts.
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