2. Schedule Your Site Visit

The deadline for scheduling a site visit for our May 1, 2018 deadline has passed.  If you have not already scheduled a site visit, you are not eligible to apply. We will begin site visits for the 2019 deadline beginning July 15, 2018. 

Use the information below to plan your visit for next year’s deadline.

Since we will only make one visit to see your work per year, make it count by choosing an opportunity to show us your best work in the area where you are requesting funding. (For example, if you are applying for theatre education programs, invite us to a school residency sessions rather than an opening night performance.) Note that we do not attend fundraising events.

When making visits, we look for:

  • the artistic quality and intent of your work within the framework of your discipline(s) and/or tradition;
  • for arts education programs, the educational quality of your work, including the curriculum, space, and skills of the teaching artists;
  • the context for the work we are seeing, including where it fits within your organizational mission as well as your place within the arts and cultural community and the broader Philadelphia community; and,
  • the connection to your community, as you define it; and the audience you are serving.