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: Farm for the City Participants on What Urban Farming Can Do for a Community
Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
Questions of Practice: Artist Yael Bartana on Participating in Politics Through Art
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Pursuing Aesthetics
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Curator Koyo Kouoh on Politics and Socially Engaged Practice
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: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle opens California's Kirk Douglas Theatre's season with his award-winning production of The Object Lesson.
Hafez Javier Kotain is a percussionist and teacher, fluent in both Arab and Latin rhythms.
A symposium around the work of Paul Evans, considering how Evans' work bears the aesthetic imprint of first-generation regional studio furniture makers, among other topics.
We’re pleased to have welcomed a half dozen new staff members to the Center in recent months to carry out our grantmaking work supporting Philadelphia’s vibrant cultural communities.
Bryn Mawr College’s performing arts series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984.
Vocalist, composer, and recording artist Tokay Tomah on starting her artistic career in Liberia, using music as a vehicle for building peace, and more.
A new album-length composition by composer Jace Clayton informed by the artworks of The Barnes Foundation and Albert Barnes' extensive record collection.
This historical interpretation project compares domestic life in two centuries through the exploration of the 1767 and 1959 kitchens inside Cliveden's historic Germantown mansion, revealing how architecture, design, and the technology of the times defined the experiences of those enslaved and in service and their relationships with the household's family.
In Drexel University Westphal College's Philadelphia Museum of Dance, choreographer Boris Charmatz transforms the Barnes Foundation with a one-day free exhibit of live dance.
In recognition of Black History Month, read about some of these imaginative projects and how you can experience them for yourself.
The Institute of Contemporary Art set about organizing the first posthumous survey on the art of Jason Rhoades, consulting with the artist's colleagues and collectors.
EgoPo Classic Theater presents Home, the third part in Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare's Lydie Breeze Trilogy.
The New York Times covered a playwriting boot camp led by Paula Vogel in New York City, which followed a 2011 Philadelphia boot camp she led with Center support.
Excerpts from the new opera Breaking the Waves will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Works & Process series.
The National Constitution Center presents FOURTEEN, a theatrical performance that sheds new light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment.
Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on keeping centuries-old works relevant in a modern context.
Members of Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community interpret the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Taller Puertorriqueño, in order to contribute to the development of new programming centered on the community’s experiences in Philadelphia, past and present.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble promotes artistic exchange and dialogue between Ukrainians and the global community through dance.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will present "The Meadows," a temporary outdoor community arts park on N. American Street.
Art and reality, illness and normality: two Ingmar Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage by Ivo van Hove and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.