As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater, supporting over 25,000 artists, hosting over 5,000 events, and commissioning over 100 new works since 1969. Throughout its history, the Bride has been committed to supporting a wide range of artists and amplifying underrepresented voices to foster diversity and inclusivity.
Immersive dance performances and multimedia installations contemplate family, parenting, and sexuality from a queer and gender-expansive perspective. Created by Pew Fellow Meg Foley and developed through convenings with queer parents, the project encourages active participation from audiences through immersive and interactive performances and a hands-on installation of materials used during the artistic development process. Sculpture and installation works are developed by artists Rabbit aL Friedrich, Pew Fellow Jesse Harrod, and Carmichael Jones.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.