Project grants are designed to support exceptional cultural programs and experiences presented by Philadelphia-area artists and organizations for a wide range of audiences. Recognizing the increasingly blurred lines and fluid boundaries in the presentation and interpretation of material and visual culture, as well as in performance, the Center has two categories of funding. These categories support projects that are multi- or interdisciplinary, as well as those based in a specific discipline. All projects must be presented to public audiences.
Exhibitions & Public Interpretation: Areas of programming considered within this category include public display and/or interpretation of artworks, historical artifacts, scientific objects, living collections, buildings, stories, or ideas; film, video, or other moving-image presentations and technology platforms; and all other forms of exhibitions and public cultural interpretation, including those that take place in public spaces, online, and/or make use of participatory strategies.
Performance: Areas of programming considered within this category include original works or new treatments of existing works in all performance forms; film, video, and other moving-image performance works; distribution of performance using experimental media or technology platforms; and performances in public spaces, online, and/or making use of participatory strategies.
Applications for 2020 are now closed. Guidelines and deadlines for next year's grant cycle will be available in early 2021. The guidelines offered here are for reference only.
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