Where We Work
PAEP works in schools and community sites throughout southeastern Pennsylvania inclusive of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. This work includes serving as the southeastern regional partner for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts in Education Division in the areas of annual artist review and recommendations for the Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Education, professional development for these artists, and arts residency design and management.
PAEP also works locally to produce residency programs, and out of school time programs for the School District of Philadelphia, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Charter School Corporations, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Diversified Community Services and Methodist Services for Children and Families for the Public Health Management Corporation.
Many of PAEP’s programs serve a national audience including work for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Poetry Out Loud Competitions for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Since 2001, PAEP has supported, designed, and implemented more than 1,124 residencies facilitated by 1,150 area artists for more than 165,000 students. PAEP delivered 397 professional development courses facilitated by 403 area arts educators, artists, arts administrators, and classroom teachers that were attended by 6,910 participants honing their skills in the design, delivery, and assessment of arts-based interdisciplinary programming. In July 2009, 2010, and 2011, PAEP designed and managed the summer arts enrichment programs for the School District of Philadelphia’s K-12 students. In those three years, PAEP employed 910 teaching artists for this program, placed artists in 350 schools, and provided daily arts-making experiences for a record 90,000 inner-city youth.
Click Here to see a list of client schools and institutions in which PAEP has provided arts residencies and other arts experiences since 2001.