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
The American Philosophical Society Museum launched five large-scale and inventive public engagement projects, all associated with its exhibition on French natural history.
Choral Arts Philadelphia's project 1734–1735: A Season in the Life of J.S. Bach continues February 15 with renditions of Cantatas 14 and 147.
Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten.
Jamal Cyrus is a multidisciplinary artist based in Houston working in performance and visual arts.
In conjunction with its Center-supported project Playing and Preserving, Partners for Sacred Places presents a free community concert inspired by the importance of the pipe organ as a center of community and musical life.
Tatarsky blends performance art, comedy, physical theater, and clown practices to probe the construction of meaning, self, and community. Playing with perceptions of language and narrative structure, their live performances are highly responsive to venue and audience, often breaking the fourth wall and embracing humor to reveal vulnerability and humanity.
Pennsylvania Humanities Council presents a community history talk and workshop led by Yale University’s Laura Barraclough.
Fireflies, the Association for Public Art’s large-scale, interactive installation created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, has received extensive media coverage since its debut on September 14
The Clay Studio will modify a roof deck and street-level community pavilion at its new 32,500-square-foot Kensington facility to create more year-round usable space.
Retrace mining lore back to the anthracite fields of central Pennsylvania through this new, folk-classical hybrid choral work by composer Julia Wolfe.
As interest in contemporary performance art grows, reconstruction and restaging have become critical methods in understanding the almost-lost moments of seminal early performances.
Bowerbird presents Adjacencies, Petra, Supreme Connections, featuring two of Maryanne Amacher's rare compositions including live instruments.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art looked back on a decade of the work of Zoe Strauss with a mid-career retrospective and the Billboard Project, which showcased Strauss' work all over Philadelphia.
Composer Mike Bullock presents the inauguration of the Philadelphia Embassy of the international art project, The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV).
Viji Rao developed three distinctive works to expand her artistic roots in South Indian dance, based on incarnations of the Hindu goddess Devi.
Through a restructuring of its approach to its cultural festivals, such as the popular annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia will evaluate and reaffirm its commitment to “mutual curiosity, understanding, and collaboration.”
The third annual Pearl Street Block Party celebrates Chinatown North's rich cultural diversity and artistic community with performances, music, interactive activities, and more.
Bartram's Garden's new nursery propagates and promotes native plants, including some first discovered by the Bartram family, the founders of the 45-acre National Historic Landmark.
Amada Cruz on how her Hispanic heritage informs her approach to audience engagement in bilingual communities.
This exhibition combines art, technology, performance, and interactive programming to introduce young children and their families to local and global Muslim communities and culture.