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
Questions of Practice: 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
We asked Center colleagues, interlocutors, grantees, and staff: “What inspired you this year?”
In 2017, the Center celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, with a website and short film highlighting a quarter-century of steadfast belief in the value and impact of artists.
Annenberg Center Live brought Oakland-based arts activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph to Philadelphia in fall 2012 for a six-day residency and the regional premiere of a new work.
The summer months haven’t slowed down for our Pew Fellows who are busy with exhibitions, publications, murals, performances, and more. Catch up with their newest projects below.
Oliver Herring is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY who works in installation, sculpture, video, and performance.
The Philadelphia region’s fall arts calendar includes a range of exciting exhibitions—from projects that activate public spaces, to installations that amplify community voices and reinterpret history.
A discovery process will support a collaboration between Moore College of Art & Design and the Norris Square Community Alliance to develop new forms of art-based civic engagement in a historic Puerto Rican neighborhood in North Philadelphia.
An arts incubator will create opportunities to preserve and share Indonesian and Venezuelan cultural life and traditions through collaborations with South Philadelphia’s growing immigrant communities and newly arrived residents.
The Village will host two accomplished West African social practice artists, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Olanre Tejuoso, during residencies in which they will collaborate with north central Philadelphia's families to design and execute a public art project, nurturing a space for community members to creatively transform their physical landscape.
Richard Evans is co-founder and president of EmcArts, a New York City firm that works to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.
This month, experience fraktur-inspired contemporary art, a queer-feminist dance party, musical peacebuilding, and postmodern aesthetics in one-day-only events and ongoing exhibitions.
Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher leads a workshop exploring creative reflection in conjunction with the Center-funded Elephants on the Avenue, presented by Historic Germantown.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present this civil rights-inspired festival, which will include the world premiere of a new 20-minute work by noted composer and Pew Fellow Uri Caine.
Pew Fellow Chuck Treece is known as a seasoned guitarist, bassist, drummer, vocalist, and, in many circles, a skateboarding legend.
Patzer’s new media installations interrogate how emerging technologies—and the ideologies that inform their production—shape our lives and influence visual culture.
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a performance of Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe’s Let ‘im Move You, organized by Danielle Goldman.
The Way of Chopsticks, on view at the Philadelphia Art Alliance through December 29, 2013, has received recent media attention from a number of publications.
The National Constitution Center presents FOURTEEN, a theatrical performance that sheds new light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment.
Dance and choreographer Megan Bridge co-directs < fidget >, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price.
Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai will offer three public master classes, open to local dancers for participation and the general public for observation.