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Program Partners

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The Division of Continuing Studies is proud to have a collaborative relationship or share resources with the following partners.

AIA Philadelphia – American Institute of Architects

The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for their members in service to society. They carry out their goal through advocacy, information and community.

AIGA Philadelphia – The Professional Association for Design

AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

Corzo Center for the Creative Economy

The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts links art, innovation and business. We formed it to keep art where it belongs — at the center of a society and economy that requires ideas and imagination. We believe that artists and media makers need to know the value of what they create and for that reason we have shaped our programs to provide the tools they will need to control their economic lives

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum connects people to art, offering an inclusive and essential community resource that through its collections, exhibitions and programs generates creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers and inspires.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts serves as a true community arts and cultural resource center, bringing highly talented artists, local arts and cultural organizations, and the community at large together to enhance the vitality and bright possibilities of a city on the verge of artistic and cultural rebirth.

James A. Michener Art Museum

In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region.

Main Line Art Center

The Main Line Art Center’s mission is to inspire and engage artistic creativity for all ages and abilities and to celebrate and strengthen the essential role of visual art in community life.

Mural Arts Program

As a public art program serving the City of Philadelphia, the Mural Arts Program works in partnership with communities, grassroots organizations, city agencies, schools, and philanthropies to develop sustainable partnerships with community organizations in order to create murals that reflect the community's culture, history and vision; catalyze community development, neighborhood activism and civic pride; foster youth development through experiential art education and mentorship with professional artists; support artists and artisans in sharing their talents and experiences with youth and communities in Philadelphia and use the power of art and the mural design process as tools for community engagement, blight remediation, beautification, demonstration of civic pride and prevention, and rehabilitation of crime.

Museum Council of Philadelphia

Established in 1939, the Museum Council of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley is one of the longest-lasting volunteer member organizations for cultural professionals in the area, benefitting both institutions and museum professionals throughout the region. The council’s primary mission is to promote and publicize cooperation among the city’s cultural institutions. Members come together for networking events, behind-the-scene tours, professional development opportunities, lectures and workshops on a variety of topics affecting today’s museum professionals. 

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP)

The mission of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) is to promote learning in and through the arts for students in K-12 schools throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. We accomplish this mission by working with teachers, teaching artists, school districts, colleges and universities, and 82 arts and cultural organizations throughout the region to encourage excellence in arts-in-education practice, and to bring arts-based learning experiences to students who otherwise would have limited access to these opportunities.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art - in partnership with the city, the region, and art museums around the globe - seeks to preserve, enhance, interpret and extend the reach of its great collections in particular, and the visual arts in general, to an increasingly diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination, and lifelong learning.

Philadelphia Orchestra

Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world through over a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach.

Philadelphia Woodworks

Our newest off-site woodworking partner is the Philadelphia Woodworks in Manayunk. Philadelphia Woodworks is a members woodshop and woodworking school committed to the belief that artists, hobbyists and the general Philadelphia community should be able to enjoy fine woodworking without the cost and often impracticality of building a home woodshop.

Located at 4901 Umbria Street, this beautiful 8,000 square foot pro-grade woodshop features high ceilings, walls of windows and state-of-the-art woodworking equipment. Philadelphia Woodworks offers open-access membership for shop usage, free on-site parking and is easily accessible to the city and surrounding communities via I-76 or regional rail (Ivy Ridge Station).

Wayne Art Center

The purpose of the Wayne Art Center is to provide instruction in the visual and performing arts. The Center affords artists an interdisciplinary venue to share, learn, exhibit and perform.