Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions in its white box main gallery, performances in its black box AUX space, media programs in its curated video-lounge, and other programs such as gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events. The gallery periodically invites curators from outside the Philadelphia region to curate thematic exhibitions. Guests curators have included Lia Gangiatano (Participant Inc., New York), Malik Gaines (LAX, Los Angeles), Ceci Moss (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles), and Astria Suparak (formerly of Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh).
A multipurpose mobile classroom provides outdoor arts programming and workshops to promote accessible community-based learning and skill-sharing. Ideas shared in public forums co-hosted by Vox Populi and project partner Tiny WPA contribute to the mobile unit’s design and potential future uses. A corresponding exhibition at Atelier Gallery highlights the sculptural and design solutions of similar mobile teaching projects. A website offers access to design plans for others to build their own mobile teaching unit, along with instructions for using it, an archive of teaching materials, and information about the project’s public events.
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The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.