Our Questions of Practice research series includes in-depth publications on issues critical to artistic practice that derive from our experience as cultural grantmakers. Explore our web-based and print publications here.
In Terms of Performance, A Keywords Anthology
The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory
danceworkbook: A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78
What Makes a Great Exhibition?
Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field
Curating Now: Imaginative Practice/Public Responsibility
Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation
Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World
danceworkbook: Susan Foster! Susan Foster! Three Performed Lectures
danceworkbook: Belonging and Solo: Roko Kawai
Rajagopalan, associate artistic director and principal dancer of Chicago's Natya Dance Theatre, discusses her perspective on co-authorship—one that stands in relation to a time-honored form.
"What is an author?" It is a question the composer George Lewis asks, via Foucault, in his keynote essay for our Questions of Practice series on co-authorship in artistic practice.
Two Center-funded performance projects presented by FringeArts at the 2015 Fringe Festival—Available Light and After the Rehearsal/Persona—have gained positive reviews in The New York Times.
Roko Kawai and a team of collaborators traveled to Japan to develop the dance/sound piece Izu House.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news, playwright James Ijames receives a Whiting Award, filmmaker David Scott Kessler presents a screening of his new film, and architect Jenny Sabin wins the 2017 Young Architects Program.
The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is autobiographical and presents a running story in which Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts, is both narrator and dancer.
Jerome Chou is an urban planner, landscape architect, community organizer, and senior manager of international projects at Van Alen Institute.
A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78 is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America's most influential contemporary choreographers. In this excerpt from the forthcoming multimedia online publication, dance critic and historian Suzanne Carbonneau reflects on beauty as refusal in Childs' work.
PRISM Quartet's Center-funded project Color Theory features a series of performances, lectures, and workshops that investigate the concept of "musical color," including a concert with the ensemble So Percussion.
Jeanne van Heeswijk is a Dutch visual artist whose work centers on the complex relationship between public space and urban renewal.
Composer and Pew Fellow Andrea Clearfield on what inspired her to dedicate her first opera to the life of an 11th-century Tibetan yogi, the influence of composer Margaret Garwood on her practice, and more.
This interactive, site-specific program invited audiences to explore a Northeast Philadelphia recycling facility from the artist's perspective, with a series of films, performances, and discussions focused on increasing public awareness of the waste stream and the role of art in shaping social and environmental consciousness.
EgoPo Classic Theater presents the world premiere of Lydie Breeze Trilogy as originally intended: with all three parts performed successively in a nine-hour marathon performance.
Orrin Evans (Pew Fellow, 2010) never stops thinking about the traditions and evolution of jazz music, as well as renewing jazz's legacy in the African-American community.
This nationally touring exhibition, presented at Vox Populi in spring 2014, is the first to critically examine the lasting impact that the Riot Grrrl movement has had on artists today.
WXPN produced a year-long performance series that brought authentic Mississippi blues to Philadelphia through live performances and radio broadcasts.
Robert Lepage's multi-media theater work was inspired by stories written by famed Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
The world premiere of a new chamber opera by composer-in-residence Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, inspired by the 1996 film by Danish auteur Lars von Trier, tells the harrowing tale of a naive newlywed who has chosen to marry outside of her strict Calvinist community in coastal Scotland.