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Andrew Zitcer, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor, Arts Administration Program

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Contact:

andrew.w.zitcer@drexel.edu

215-571-3703

Zitcer has been part of the Philadelphia arts and culture community since helping to found the Rotunda in the late 1990s. The Rotunda is a community-gathering place fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. His work has been published in such outlets as Urban Geography, Social and Cultural Geography, Journal of Planning Education and Research and Planning Theory and Practice. Zitcer received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his doctorate in urban planning and public policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University. He serves on the board of directors of Headlong Dance Theater.

For more information about Zitcer

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In the News

  • Arts Organizations

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on NextCity.org on Sept. 10. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, was quoted.

  • Drexel aims to improve arts and cultural opportunities in mantua and powelton

    A recent study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on FlyingKite.com on Sept. 9. Neville Vakharia, assistant professor and research director of arts administration, was quoted.

  • “A Fragile Ecosystem”

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured in the Broad Street Review on Sept. 7. Neville Vakharia, assistant professor and research director of arts administration, and Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, were quoted.

  • Why parts of West Philly not getting the boost from attracting artists

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on WHYY/Newsworks.org on Aug. 29. Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, was quoted.

  • New report finds small but growing arts community in battered Mantua

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 26. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, and Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, were quoted. The study was also spotlighted on PhillyMag.com.

  • Cultural-community ties lacking in W. Phila.

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on the cover of the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Tribune on August 24. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, and Neville Vakharia, assistant professor and research director of arts administration, were quoted. The study was also covered by KYW Newsradio, which quoted Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, and CBSLocal.com

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    Why Aren’t Artists Transforming Mantua and Powelton the Way They Did Fishtown or Northern Liberties?

    A surprisingly high concentration of established artists live in the Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, according to a new study by a team of faculty and students from Drexel University. So why aren’t artists transforming those neighborhoods the way they did Fishtown or Northern Liberties? A number of reasons, according to the report, which outlines the challenges faced by artists and organizations in the area, including low public investment, the lack of a support network, a need for stronger connections between artists and the community and a lack of centralized communications efforts. The report also outlines proposed action steps to address these challenges.