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
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural history museum in North America.
Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood, Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) uses art as a vehicle to explore the experiences of Asian Americans and the diverse communities of which they are a part.
In conjunction with its relocation to South Kensington, The Clay Studio’s collaboration with area community members generates an inaugural exhibition plan focused on the theme of place.
Virgil Marti is a visual artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Viji Rao developed three distinctive works to expand her artistic roots in South Indian dance, based on incarnations of the Hindu goddess Devi.
An oral history project and newly commissioned artworks memorialize Philadelphians who died during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, with contributions from playwright and director Ain Gordon, artist Alexander Stadler, and community organizer Waheedah Shabazz-El.
In conjunction with Emerging Voices: Art Song and Social Connection, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents a panel discussion.
Catch up on this month’s Pew Fellows news, including the latest recognition, new works, and press coverage.
Partners for Sacred Places collaborates with Philadelphia Contemporary, Danspace Project, and award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson to present Grounds That Shout! (And Others Merely Shaking).
Choreographer Stephen Petronio on how his past dances and embodied memory influence future creations.
In advance of the premiere of Breaking the Waves, we invited Mazzoli and Vavrek to share insights into their artistic processes and inspirations.
Yolanda Wisher's (Pew Fellow, 2015) writing addresses both artistic and community-oriented pursuits. The founder and director of the Germantown Poetry Festival, she is dedicated to poetry as a performative, public act, capable of producing environmental and social change.
This world premiere play, written by the Wilma's artistic director Blanka Zizka, invites audiences to consider the immigrant experience and questions surrounding identity, homeland and exile, the idealism of youth, and the compromises of adulthood.
The work of 22 artists, spanning four generations, was presented in an exhibition that examined clay's appeal and craft.
Intercultural Journeys presents a distinctive movement, song, and dialogue-based workshop featuring facilitators Dr. Nzinga Metzger (Nigeria), Cleonice Fonseca (Brazil), and Gilset Mora (Cuba).
The Museum of Modern Art's Associate Curator of Media and Performance, Thomas Lax, takes up the question "Should we be dancing in museums?"
Independent theater artist Geoff Sobelle tested ideas for his first-ever one-man show: an "archaeological dig of the here and now" that explores our relationship to "things."
Choreographer and Pew Fellow Lela Aisha Jones on the importance of “creative spirits” in her family, what motivates her to create, the Philadelphia arts scene, and more.
The Penn Museum embarked on the re-installation of a longstanding display of African objects. The result was a 12-month prototyping exhibition and series of events, designed to elicit visitor feedback.