2. Schedule Your Site Visit
Step 2 of the grant application process, after you have determined that you are an eligible non-profit, is to schedule a site visit with our Executive Director or a member of our board, so we can come and see your work in action.
Site visits are mandatory before you may apply. Site visits must be scheduled by April 6, 2018 and must take place by May 1, 2018. Sites visits in the fall or winter are strongly encouraged, if possible.
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.