Major support for this project is provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge sharing, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Center is dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. It fulfills this mission by investing in ambitious, imaginative projects that showcase the region’s cultural vitality and enhance public life, and by engaging in an an exchange of ideas concerning artist and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders.
Additional support is provided by The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Based in Beirut, Lebanon, AFAC was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally.
For 30 years Mural Arts Philadelphia has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Core Mural Arts programs such as Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.
Penn Global provides strategic direction for the University of Pennsylvania’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with schools and centers across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. Penn Global provides additional university support services, such as academic year study abroad, immigration services for international students, and operational and compliance support for international projects.
Reopened to the public in September 2012 with the completion of a total interior renovation, the Philadelphia History Museum unveiled redesigned galleries to showcase its outstanding collection of historical objects, art, and artifacts. Located in Old City Philadelphia, the Museum provides historical context for issues of contemporary urban life using its premier collection of over 100,000 objects, paintings, and photographs in exhibitions, programs, and interactive media. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30am to 4:30pm.
Nationalities Service Center is Philadelphia’s leading immigrant and refugee service organization empowering individuals to build a self-sustaining and dignified future. NSC prepares and empowers immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region to transcend challenging circumstances by providing comprehensive client-centered services to build a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future.
Since 1882, HIAS Pennsylvania and its predecessor organization, the Association for Jewish Immigrants, have exemplified the full meaning of the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, as well as the American sentiment of sanctuary as engraved inside the Statue of Liberty with the words of Emma Lazarus. HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive public policies and practices.