Grants & Grantees
As a multidisciplinary grantmaker dedicated to fostering a vibrant community, the Center awards Project grants in Performance and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, twelve annual Fellowships which provide unrestricted grants to individual artists working in all disciplines, and Advancement grants to support high-performing institutions undertaking bold, innovative organizational initiatives.
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Building Empathy Through the Arts
Artists, medical students, and people living with dementia and their caregivers engage in an arts-based process of empathy-building and storytelling that culminates in a performance about what it means to heal and be healed.
Zolf’s poetry and art videos explore memory, history, ethics, and the limits of language.
Composers Martin Bresnick, George Lewis, Arturo O’Farrill, and Juri Seo create new works exploring the metaphorical meaning of walls in contemporary society, performed by PRISM Quartet.
The Women's Mobile Museum with Zanele Muholi
South African photographer Zanele Muholi creates a mobile exhibition space and engages with 10 Philadelphia women in telling their own stories through self-portraits and portraits of women in the participants’ lives.
Emerging Voices: Art Song and Social Connection
A concert series curated in collaboration with tenor vocalist Nicholas Phan illuminates the evolution of art song and how the form, with its intersection of poetry and music, remains a powerful vehicle for social exchange.
Working across mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography, Lum’s practice explores the formation of individual and societal identities as they are expressed within the context of public space.
Design With Nature Now
Three parallel exhibitions highlight dynamic and visionary approaches to landscape design and development in the face of climate change and urbanization.
The Crossing choir and Finnish theater company Klockriketeatern collaborate to produce the world premiere of a hybrid choral-theater work, composed by Guggenheim and Pew Fellow Robert Maggio.
Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy
Cultural events across the region mark Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with exhibitions, a tribute performance by singer-songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and four newly commissioned works by artists Carolyn Healy and John Phillips, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Homer Jackson, and Spencer Finch.
Yael Bartana: And Europe Will be Stunned
A newly commissioned site-specific performance and an exhibition showcase Israeli filmmaker and installation artist Yael Bartana, whose work addresses the complexities of migration, memory, and identity.
Camae Ayewa & Rasheedah Phillips
As “afrofuturistic cultural producers,” Ayewa and Phillips collaboratively explore the intersections of black culture, science fiction, futurism, and social practice.