ARE YOU AN ALUM?
Have a story to tell, a milestone to celebrate, or a PYP memory to share? The Alumni Council would love to hear from you.
In addition to storytellers working in the arts, PYP alums span across the social, cultural, generational, and professional spectrum. The Alumni Council wants to connect with -- and connect everyone to -- the whole breadth of this diverse group.
We're looking for tales about how PYP impacted your life, news about what you're up to now, and ideas for helping support PYP and the Alumni Council's mission to "pay-it-forward" to current students and other alumni. Use the Contact form at the left to get in touch with us.
RESOURCES FOR ALUMNI
Here is a list of local organizations and foundations that offer further professional development or funding opportunities for Philadelphia-area artists and playwrights - and sometimes beyond:
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is committed to making Greater Philadelphia one of the foremost creative regions in the world. Visit this resource as well for job listings in the local Philadelphia Cultural sector.
The Independence Foundation - The Independence Foundation believes that a strong arts and cultural community is crucial to Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania counties. The Foundation recognizes the need to assist artists in furthering their training and professional development. To that end, the Independence Foundation has created the Independence Foundation Fellowships in the Arts Fellowship in the Arts.
The Leeway Foundation – The Leeway funds women and trans artists who strive to create social change through their art. Visit their website for information about their mission, programs and funding opportunities.
The Pew Charitable Trusts / Arts and Culture - Pew supports a broad spectrum of institutions, artists, projects and cultural marketing initiatives. Their objectives in supporting arts and culture are twofold: to nurture artistic excellence and to expand public participation. Visit their site for more information on funding and professional development opportunities. One subset of their programming is the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative with specific opportunities for theatre artists.
Philadelphia New Play Initiative – A local task force which seeks to improve the climate for new work in the region through professional development and information on new play activities and opportunities. Glen Knapp and Genne Murphy of Philadelphia Young Playwrights sit on this task force.
PlayPenn - PlayPenn is a new play development conference located in Philadelphia. The goal of the conference is the development of plays, through a process of collaboration, experimentation, rehearsal and rewriting rather than fully realized productions of finished works. This conference is open to playwrights across the nation and employs a number of directors, dramaturgs and actors as well.
For a more extensive list of national and local new play resources, check out The Philadelphia New Play Initiative website.