Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Expanding & Engaging the Community
Locally, we continue to partner with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. PPAC has become the number one resource in Philadelphia for both practicing artists and individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography.
Support from The Honickman Foundation and other generous donors has enabled PPAC to double its gallery space, build a larger classroom and lecture space, and create a dedicated artists' lab. The organization serves over 15,000 artists, students, and gallery visitors annually.
Building upon this success, PPAC continues to expand its offerings of art and educational programs to a broader, more inclusive audience with initiatives such as Curated Exhibitions, Artists-in-Residence, and Teen Photo (a free after school program). PPAC also offers Photo in Schools, a program that brings teaching artists and photographic equipment into Philadelphia high schools. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students develop and strengthen their visual literacy, while also improving their writing proficiency.
Continuing its commitment to expand arts engagement within the community, PPAC offers photography workshops and family programs to its neighbors and the arts community at no cost to participants. These programs are designed based on community input to reach people who would not normally engage in contemporary art, and to teach photography as a visual language and means of expression for all people.
These initiatives are all designed to engage audiences, increase understanding of the works presented, and ultimately increase PPAC's level of impact by creating a more vibrant, engaged and inclusive community.