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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The White Lama (working title)
A multimedia performance work featuring a new composition by American composer Philip Glass and Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, and performed by actor Kevin Joyce, examines the adventurous life and death of early 20th-century explorer, mystic, and author Theos Bernard.
Olshefski’s documentary films depict intimate portraits of contemporary American life, rooted in the long-term relationships he develops with his subjects.
A large-scale, interactive performance in the form of a haunted house at Icebox Project Space, created by artists Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue, engages Philadelphia artists and addresses themes of identity, race, gender, and class.
Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia
An interactive exhibition at the Mütter Museum about the 1918–19 influenza pandemic in Philadelphia explores connections between civic responsibility and public health.
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.
Stein’s choreographic practice integrates improvisational methods in site-specific works that illuminate the connections among the body, sound, location, and audience.
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Through public art installations and a socially engaged practice, Ortiz examines issues of immigration, socio-economic inequalities, and human rights.
SUPERTERRANEAN (working title)
The world premiere of a design-driven theater work, created in collaboration with MacArthur Fellow and Tony Award-winner Mimi Lien, considers how underground architecture, built environments, and hidden networks influence human behavior.
Grounds That Shout! (And Others Merely Shaking)
A series of performances curated by award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson explores the African American religious experience and Philadelphia’s historic religious sites, in a collaboration between Partners for Sacred Places and Philadelphia Contemporary.
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.
Sounds of the Circle
A new evening-length suite by master jazz musician Odean Pope evokes the “distinctive sonic environment” of North Philadelphia and the mid-20th-century innovators who helped build Philadelphia’s jazz legacy.