Social & Community-Based Practices
What roles can art and artists play in society and in our communities? Artists and cultural practitioners discuss responsibility, trust, and long-term impact when creating socially engaged art.
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
Questions of Practice: Artist Michael Rakowitz on Threading Disparate Sources into a Cohesive Whole
Questions of Practice: Artist Hank Willis Thomas on Photography and Framing
Questions of Practice: Artist Mariam Ghani on Collaboration in Socially Engaged Art
Questions of Practice with Kristy Edmunds & Claire Tancons: How Do You Establish Trust in a Community?
Questions of Practice: Artist Bob and Roberta Smith on Art as Advocacy
Questions of Practice: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Kemi Ilesanmi of The Laundromat Project on the Role of Artists in Community Development
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Faustin Linyekula on Creating Accessible Art
In September 2016, with Center support, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented the eighth annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium, “Museum as Score."
The storytelling event provides a platform for sharing how current events impact daily life. Audience members will be invited to voice their thoughts and share their dreams for the future at on-site recording stations.
New Paradise Laboratories' Center-funded production of Freedom Club received media attention after traveling to New York City.
Curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents film screenings that survey a generation of pioneering female artists.
MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer is a critically-acclaimed jazz pianist and composer.
A performance excerpt of Ain Gordon's new play, followed by an exploration of the Library's vast archives of LGBT activist materials.
Winner of two Walter W. Naumburg Awards, soprano Lucy Shelton enjoys an international career bringing her dramatic vocalism and interpretive skills to repertoire of all periods.
Eileen Beff is a visual artist and 1994 Pew Fellow.
Matthew Dirst is a conductor, harpsichordist, organist, and music pedagogue. He is founder and artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston.
Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski work together as the artist duo Megawords. They are well known throughout Philadelphia for installations that are equal parts gathering space, artist studio, and storefront.
The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change hosts Dr. Mary Moran—professor of anthropology at Colgate University, a specialist in gender, conflict, and post-conflict reconstruction, and in Liberian studies—and Dr. Ruth Stone, ethnomusicologist at Indiana University with expertise in the music of Liberia.
The coming year brings engaging and cutting-edge Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region.
Catch up on this month’s Pew Fellows news, including the latest recognition, new works, and press coverage.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will present "The Meadows," a temporary outdoor community arts park on N. American Street.
A series of programs intended to generate public conversations around the connections between race, science, and social justice.
A new chamber opera by composer-in-residence Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek.
Mural Arts Philadelphia presents a preview event for its forthcoming public art project Monument Lab: A Citywide Public Art and History Exhibition.
The prize, established in 1981, "recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas."
The next phase of a multi-part conversation about historic preservation, first initiated in 2011, Gray Area 3 will convene community members around the "adaptive re-use" of two vacant Philadelphia buildings of historic, cultural, or architectural significance.