Fundraising Strategies for Environmental Art

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


The Schuylkill Center will create a fundraising plan for its growing environmental art department. Working with consultant Bethany Wall, the organization will identify new funding opportunities, create a plan for cross-departmental collaboration, and develop a list of other institutions that can become potential allies. By widening the pool of potential funders and collaborators, the Schuylkill Center will advance its own capacity to create longer-term and more ambitious exhibitions and to host artists who wish to utilize organization's ecologically complex landscape and other valuable resources. Wall and Schuylkill Center staff will look specifically for funders that invest in cross-disciplinary, artistic work that transforms conceptions of ecology and increases the public's environmental knowledge and stewardship. 1

  • 1. Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development.