360 Culture Lab

Fleisher Art Memorial

2020
$360,000

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Dance troupe from Modero Dance, founded by Indonesian dance artist Sinta Penyami Storms. Photo courtesy of Modero Dance.

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Young artists paint a mural together at Fleisher Art Memorial at a community-driven art event in South Philadelphia. Photo by Jean Solar.

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A community member makes art in a free ceramics program for Spanish-speaking older adults with Fleisher Art Memorial. Photo by Dominic Mercier.

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. 360 Culture Lab will invite these new Philadelphians, who have fled political unrest in Venezuela and religious persecution in Indonesia, to pursue creative expression and maintain a sense of cultural heritage and place within rapidly changing neighborhoods. Fleisher will share its studio and gallery spaces, tools, and resources with two organizational partners—dance groups Casa de Venezuela and Modero Dance—as they co-produce community engagement programs, art-making workshops, and a culminating exhibition and festival. The partnering organizations will engage residents in a variety of art forms, including music, dance, visual art, and culinary art.  

The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.