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
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.
This month’s Pew Fellows news includes fellowships, grants, and honors, a new television series, and critically-acclaimed performances and exhibitions.
Audiences experience Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park in new ways as a series of site-responsive, outdoor performances present the works of pioneering post-modern choreographer Trisha Brown.
Nikki Appino is a multidisciplinary theater artist and filmmaker.
Elizabeth Huston is a harpist, educator, and producer of contemporary performance events.
We recap our June 18, 2018 celebration of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grant recipients with photos and video.
As an extension of its Pearl Street and Social Practice Lab programming, Asian Arts Initiative invites volunteers to work with Chinatown North and Callowhill residents and neighbors, in maintaining cleanliness in the Pearl Street alleyway.
Tokay Tomah, 2016 Pew Fellow and celebrated singer, composer, and recording artist, passed away on November 14, 2017.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland discusses Forsythe's curiosity about and drive towards the not-yet-known (the "possibles") within the dance structure and the dancers.
A number of Center-funded projects are New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer fall arts picks.
Kenneth Goldsmith is the author of 10 books of poetry, a senior editor of PennSound, and the first participant in the Center's Push Me, Pull You project.
Hou Hanru is a Chinese-born art critic and curator, as well as the artistic director of the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome.
We recap our recent gathering of Fellows, Rebecca Rutstein is selected for an "Artist-at-Sea" residency with the Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard the Falkor research vessel, and musicians Mary Lattimore and Chris Forsyth release new albums.
In this month's Pew Fellows news, four Fellows receive nominations for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Sarah McEneaney's latest gallery show is profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Sharon Hayes opens a new exhibition at The Common Guild in Scotland.
In part I of this short, two-part interview between Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel, they discuss the concept of "amateurism."
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a closing party for its multidisciplinary project Endless Shout featuring a performance by the musical group Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society.
An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents a poetry reading by Natalie Shapero, who will discuss her writing process as it relates to themes presented in habitus.
Steven Lubar is a professor in the department of American Studies at Brown University, and teaches in Brown's Public Humanities program.
Annie Polland has been vice president of education & programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City since 2009.