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
Originally commissioned by Mendelssohn Club, for world premiere performances in Philadelphia in April 2014, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform Wolfe's new work as part of the upcoming NY Phil Biennial.
Dixon Gottschild’s 50-year career as a writer and cultural scholar surveys the presence and influence of the black dancing body in America, in what she calls “choreography for the page.”
Curtis will design and implement a new curriculum that provides graduates with the entrepreneurial and business skills necessary to forge effective careers within the rapidly changing classical music field, including coaching in how to produce, promote, and present their own music in innovative ways.
Arts leader Sam Miller talked with the Center about the relationship between risk and artistic process.
FringeArts presented Lucinda Childs's Dance at its 2010 festival and organized a film series about the life and career of Childs and collaborator Philip Glass.
Mural Arts, through their work with Cohabitation Strategies on the Restored Spaces Initiative, is hosting a series of Tuesday/Thursday workshops at their newly-opened, temporary community space and a strategic hub in South Philadelphia.
Painted Bride Art Center presented the seminal duets of Bill T. Jones and the late Arnie Zane—challenging works that remain some of the most significant examples of postmodern dance to date.
Explore the "wastestream" of contemporary Philadelphia and tour the facilities of Waste Management and Revolution Recovery.
With support from the Center, the Arden has integrated visually dazzling video design into live productions and enhanced its work for young audiences.
Commemorating the first major survey of artist Barbara Kasten's work, on view at the ICA, Barbara Kasten: Stages is now available. Edited by curator Judith Tannenbaum in conjunction with the exhibition at the Free Library of Philadelphia, the vividly-illustrated publication Framing Fraktur reinterprets and reframes fraktur.
Framing Fraktur explores the relationship between traditional fraktur and the work of seven contemporary artists presented through two simultaneous exhibitions this spring. The exhibition will be mounted at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library, and is free and open to the public.
Since 1824, Thomas Jefferson University has offered the highest level of education to students pursuing careers in bioscience and medicine.
Institute of Contemporary Art director Amy Sadao talks with us about what it means to be contemporary, the impact of social and political movements on curatorial choices, and the importance of institutional collaboration.
Toni Shapiro-Phim is a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in the arts of Southeast Asia.
Stephanie Richards is an avant-garde trumpeter and composer who has become a prominent voice in the New York experimental scene, collaborating with improvisational pioneers including Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, and Anthony Braxton.
Temple Contemporary celebrated the life of a single row home before it was razed, in an effort to generate critical thinking, discussion, and action around issues of housing redevelopment and preservation in Philadelphia.
The concluding performance of Jamillah James' AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum received support a two-year artist residency with Sarah Sze—a MacArthur Fellowship recipient known for her dazzlingly intricate, site-specific installations.
Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 700 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.
Pig Iron Theatre Company member Alex Torra talks about the experience of performing for Japanese audiences after premiering Zero Cost House in the United States.