Practice & Process
How do artists approach their work? We ask artists and cultural practitioners of all disciplines to discuss experimentation, discovery, research, and their methodologies of art-making.
Questions of Practice: Composer David Lang on Classical Music, Education, Composing, and Virtuosity
Questions of Practice: Guitarist Nels Cline on Creating Lovers (for Philadelphia)
Women, Art, and Technology: Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Amy Beste in Conversation
Questions of Practice: Poet and Performer Tracie Morris on “Serving Her Muse”
Questions of Practice: Choreographer and Dancer taisha paggett on the Relationship Between Art and Politics
Questions of Practice: Visual Artist Ann Hamilton on the Relationship between Production and Consumption
Questions of Practice: Visual Artist Jeanne van Heeswijk on the City as Subject
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Durational Performance
Questions of Practice: Artist Cai Guo-Qiang on Public Art and Ephemerality
Questions of Practice: Francis Kéré on Creating Architecture that “Serves Humanity”
Questions of Practice: Interview with Theater Artist Romeo Castellucci
WXPN continues their Zydeco Crossroads project with this free concert featuring two prominent Zydeco musicians.
Lumi Tan is curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she organizes exhibitions and produces performances with artists across disciplines and generations.
Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around "Pro-Am" and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.
An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname "City of Murals."
Wendy Perron discusses Trisha Brown's fascination with "wanting to see the body horizontal in space."
Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown's ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.
By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats, and is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
The Graham Foundation, in partnership with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, presents Barbara Kasten: Stages—the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. The exhibition has been organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art and curated by ICA curator Alex Klein, originally on view at the ICA in Philadelphia in the spring of 2015.
Investigating what she describes as “public vulnerability and intimacy,” Wilson’s performance work intertwines experimental dance, humor, feminist practice, and audience interaction.
Dr. Kamella Tate is the owner/principal of KTA/LLC, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides research, program design, evaluation, and fund development services to community nonprofits in the arts, healthcare, and education sectors.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Design (PennDesign) prepares students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation.
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.
Slought Foundation will present a version of Scribe Video Center's recent Center-funded exhibition, The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-1930).
Kelley Rourke is a librettist, translator, and dramaturg who serves as resident dramaturg for the Washington National Opera and The Glimmerglass Festival.
Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle opens California's Kirk Douglas Theatre's season with his award-winning production of The Object Lesson.
Philadelphia Folklore Project and the Liberian Women's Chorus for Change present a discussion with Dr. Cynthia Cohen, director of Brandeis University's Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, on the place of traditional and folk arts practice in reconciliation, anti-violence, and peacebuilding work in Philadelphia and beyond.
People's Light & Theatre Company mounted a highly physical production of Shakespeare's play with Guy Hollands of Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.
Paula Marincola and Melissa Franklin reflect on a quarter-century of direct support to artists—how we got started, how the program has evolved, and what we've learned.
Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 700 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.
Asian Arts Initiative hosts a talk featuring Rick Lowe, Emily Chow Bluck, and Aletheia Shin—the team behind the ongoing Center-funded Consumption: A Project on Pearl Street conceived by Rick Lowe.