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
Cliveden presents an event exploring the mid-century architecture of the historic site with 1960s-themed food, pop-up shops, board games, and television shows.
Leah Stein's Center-funded project Battle Hymns, set to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, was remounted in San Francisco in the spring of 2013.
Jazz Bridge presents a performance featuring bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Monnette Sudler.
In conjunction with Emerging Voices: Art Song and Social Connection, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents a panel discussion.
Enid Mark (1932–2008) was a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.
The William Way LGBT Community Center presents *OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival*. The Festival continues with Grammy winner Terry Lyne Carrington performing selections from her album Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue.
People's Light received an Advancement grant to conduct in-depth market analysis and develop the company's approach to diversifying its programs, attracting new audiences, and deepening relationships with existing audiences.
Two historic museums will commission and present the work of 30 contemporary artists to address the canon of American art.
South African photographer Zanele Muholi creates a mobile exhibition space and engages with 10 Philadelphia women in telling their own stories through self-portraits and portraits of women in the participants’ lives.
Andy Chan Donald is the associate artistic director at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, overseeing the production of the mainstage season and the development of new work.
Meg Foley presents an exhibition of improvisational research and performance documenting up to 750 dances, which Foley performs on a daily basis at 3:15pm.
Headlong completed a five-month-long research and choreographic project with choreographer Tere O'Connor.
"I curate for curious people. I curate for people who love some other field or subject the same way I love art. I curate for those people who need to be won over, but are willing."
Philadelphia choreographer Nichole Canuso presents a solo performance, originally Center-funded, that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.
Melanie Bilenker (Pew Fellow, 2010) translates the historic art of Victorian hair jewelry into work that reflects upon the contemporary era.
The Mercer Museum’s collection of pre-industrial American material culture is reinterpreted through new installations in two currently unused rooms in the century-old museum.
A selection of collaborative works on paper and textile created by participants of Swarthmore College’s Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project is on view at Booklyn Art Gallery.
Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy by Aeschylus included original music by sound designer Daniel Kluger.
Conceived by Co-Artistic Director Dito van Reigersberg and directed by Dan Rothenberg, this new work builds on Pig Iron's longtime fascination with characters that live on the margins of society.
Choreographer Ralph Lemon talks about ephemerality in relationship to his work in the dance field, and the complexity of memory.