|Map of Art Organizations in the area of FWM/Center City.|
As we look into the future of museums, as becoming museum professionals, one cannot dismiss the importance of getting to know their audiences. While talking about a museum’s likeability, this is one place a museum can start, which is checking out the demographical information within their area or more so where their visitors hail from. With the Fabric Workshop and Museum, a place that widely known for experimental art in fabrics, new media, and various other materials. They have programming for young adult artists and art in residency programs and have hooked up with various galleries from New York City and Pittsburgh, so it seems from conducting a media overview with this community engagement project. So, with looking at this, how can FWM conduct more of an idea of where to reach out next in terms of their public, especially in the local community? This up and coming program, PolicyMap, can do just that!
|Queen Village Neighborhood Map.|
|While going with my project, my goal is looking at different local areas in which the Fabric Workshop could focus on for a broader audience, in terms of outreach and creating good relationships with local artists and businesses. This would also help during with collaborations for different projects at the Fabric Workshop. At first, I thought, why not Fabric Row, located in the neighborhood Queen Village in Philly.
As you can see below, there’s a chunk of sites or businesses related to the arts in the facility from the City Hall area, where Fabric Workshop is, all the way to the Fabric Row sector of Southeast Philadelphia. From looking at the color coding, there are obviously quite a bit of places where the Fabric Workshop can collaborate and utilize as resources to enhance their publics. A different area that I didn’t consider either, would also be the Old City neighborhood, where there are many galleries, vintage thrift shops and other arts organizations related to the Fabric Workshop, such as the Painted Bride Arts Center.
|Community Profile of Queen Village.|