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: 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
Questions of Practice: Claire Tancons, Independent Curator, On Resistance and Artistic Practice
Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.
Award-winning poet, playwright, professor, and Pew Fellow Sonia Sanchez reads her poem 10 Haikus for Max Roach.
On the one hundredth anniversary of the influenza pandemic outbreak in Philadelphia, the Mütter Museum previews the Center-supported exhibition Spit Spreads Death.
Pew Fellow Nami Yamamoto's cut-paper installations reflect the hundreds of natural and man-made objects she consistently collects, serving as visual resources and inspirations for her practice.
New York choreographer David Gordon, a founding artist of New York's Judson Dance Theater, worked with Susan Hess Modern Dance to re-envision his 2009 piece Uncivil Wars: Moving with Brecht & Eisler.
Jamal Cyrus is a multidisciplinary artist based in Houston working in performance and visual arts.
Cliveden's David Young on crafting shared histories, the importance of community input in developing interpretive programs, and his vision for Cliveden.
Kathi Bateson is the president and CEO of the Arts Center of South Carolina on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Founded in 1973, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to providing every Pennsylvanian with access to the humanities.
James Voorhies is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University where he oversees a contemporary arts program dedicated to the synthesis of art, design, and education.
Kiranavali Vidyasankar is a vocalist, music teacher, and writer who comes from a lineage of legendary Carnatic (South Indian) musicians.
A panel discussion organized around Alien She, an exhibition examining the lasting impact of the Riot Grrrl movement, currently on view at Vox Populi.
We ask DeFrantz how changes in technology are impacting the ways in which artists produce narrative.
The College of Physicians commissioned the production of a new film, inspired by its Mütter Museum, by London-based twin brothers and filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay.
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 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.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's partnership with United States Artists (USA) allows Pew Fellows to participate in USA's unique online fundraising platform to raise money and awareness about upcoming projects.
Since 1994, Hamza Walker has served as director of education/associate curator for the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art.
Philagrafika presented The Graphic Unconscious as the thematic centerpiece of Philagrafika 2010, a citywide festival.