• Agnew, Sean

    As founder and owner of R5 Productions, Sean Agnew has worked to make live music by touring artists more accessible to younger Philadelphia-area concertgoers. He has transformed the defunct Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant on Spring Garden Street into Union Transfer, a new concert venue with a 1,000-person capacity.  More »

  • Balkin Bach, Penny

    As executive director of the Fairmount Park Art Association, Penny Balkin Bach has led a drive to preserve outdoor sculpture in the city. She works generally to promote appreciation and preservation of public art.  More »

  • Barnett, Benjamin

    Benjamin Barnett is founder and digital media strategist of the Philadelphia-based Media Bureau agency. He works to connect independent film makers with a diverse group of peers through the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.  More »

  • Becher, Drew

    Drew Becher became president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2010. He has tried to create a sense of community in the city through civic landscaping and horticultural projects such as the Pop-Up Garden.  More »

  • Beech, Aja

    Poet Aja Beech is a board member of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She uses her poetry to mobilize a network of activists aiming to stop capital punishment.  More »

  • Berger-Green, Nora

    As director of theater programs at the National Constitution Center, Nora Berger-Green works to integrate theatre into educational programs about constitutional issues, with the goal of spurring conversations among visiting students.  More »

  • Byers, Marc

    Marc Byers founded Rockstar Entertainment, an entertainment marketing firm in Center City. Byers uses his connections to create strategic partnerships among musical performers, writers and producers.  More »

  • Cahill, Catherine

    Catherine Cahill came on board as president and CEO of the Mann Center in 2008. She uses her 20 years of experience in performing arts to try to bring world class performances at affordable prices to the center in Fairmount Park.  More »

  • Cambron, Ed

    As executive director of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, a new initiative of Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Ed Cambron oversees all aspects of the month-long event.  More »

  • Cary, Lorene

    Lorene Cary is a novelist, educator and winner of the Philadelphia Award. She founded Art Sanctuary in North Philadelphia, a program that uses work by black artists to “inspire and unite” individuals. In October, Mayor Michael Nutter appointed Cary as a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Her book, The Price of a Child, was Philadelphia's first “One Book, One Philadelphia” se...  More »

  • Childs, Jennifer

    As artistic director of 1812, Childs brings lots of laughter to Philadelphia's performing arts scene. As a leader and performer within the comedy and theater community, she uses humor to explore important local and national issues.  More »

  • Clausing, Gretjen

    As executive director for PhillyCAM, Gretjen Clausing has worked to secure public access to media channels. An activist in this field, she has tried to assemble media leaders to address the future of media.  More »

  • Clayton, David

    As head of programs at Breadboard in the University City Science Center, David Clayton plays at the intersection of art and technology. The project explores creative applications of technology in art. He helps organize the regular Ignite Philly events at Johnny Brenda's in Fishtown.  More »

  • Cloud, Suzanne

    Suzanne Cloud helped found Jazz Bridge in 2004, as a way to help jazz and blues musicians who were having a hard time meeting living or medical expenses. She is herself a successful jazz vocalist. Jazz Bridge became a formal nonprofit in 2007.  More »

  • Corbin Jr., Greg

    Greg Corbin Jr. is a poet, activist, and community leader. In 2006, he founded the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement to provide space and mentoring to help Philadelphia youths discover the power of their voices through spoken word and literary expression.  More »

  • Davis, Karen

    Karen Davis is the former president and CEO of the Arts Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. The organization works to strengthen the connections between the business and cultural communities to stimulate creativity and innovation.  More »

  • Derrick, Kevin

    Kevin Derrick founded the Kelly Drive web site as an online collaborative presenting the work of Philadelphia artisans and craftspeople. He also serves as senior marketing coordinator for the design firm of KlingStubbins.  More »

  • Devan, David

    Since becoming a part of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, David Devan has been involved in a number of programs, such as the Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater and the innovative Hip H'Opera. Devan develops partnerships that connect the community to the opera world.  More »

  • DiMasi, Geoff

    Geoff DiMasi is a principal at P’unk Avenue, a Web design firm in South Philadelphia, and a founder of the Independents Hall, a coworking space for designers in Old City. He also helps organize the annual Ignite Philly event and the Junto, regular meetups to discuss local and global issues.  More »

  • Dinerman, Renae

    Renae Dinerman serves as Director of Arts at International House Philadelphia, where more than 400 students, scholars, and interns convene and reside. The organization works to promote "high quality international arts and humanities" programs to promote cooperation and respect among people of different cultures.  More »

  • Dornstreich, Elijah

    Elijah Dornstreich is one of the founders of Fourth Wall Arts, which brings together eclectic artists with diverse audiences. Events are held monthly and feature fine art, music, dance, and theatre in an effort to engage audiences in varying ethnic groups and neighborhoods.  More »

  • Drozdowski, Anna

    As director of Ladybird, Anna Drozdowski has helped to coordinate performing arts projects in the Philadelphia area. She helps produce cultural activities that inspire the community through dance.  More »

  • Fallon, Roberta

    Roberta Fallon cofounded the artblog with Libby Rosof, another Creative Connector, to bridge the gap between ordinary people and art. The site curates content which promotes art and artists through multimedia content.  More »

  • Febo-San Miguel, Carmen

    As Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueno, Febo-San Miguel initiates educational programs and gathers community support for local, Latino artists. Seeing art as a vehicle for social change, Febo-San Miguel's work seeks to celebrate cultural roots and create a sense of community and belonging.  More »

  • Feldman, Matthew

    Matthew Feldman founded Lucky Old Souls in 2008 to improve the local music scene. He previously led a weekly radio show on G-town Radio, which ended in August. Lucky Old Souls continues as a monthly concert series which focuses on jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul music.  More »


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