Grants & Grantees
As a multidisciplinary grantmaker dedicated to fostering a vibrant community, the Center awards Project grants in Performance and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and twelve annual Fellowships, which provide unrestricted grants to individual artists working in all disciplines.
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The world premiere of a new play by Eisa Davis considers the immigrant experience through stories of a suburban Philadelphia mushroom farming community.
angel shanel edwards
Angel shanel edwards creates movement work, film, and writing that celebrate the everyday, embodying the textures of Black queer and transgender existence.
An immersive new media exhibition will animate the research of six scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Patrick Center for Environmental Research and highlight the scientific, historical, and social contexts of water in the Philadelphia area.
Mark Thomas Gibson
Visual artist Mark Thomas Gibson (he/his) chronicles race, class, and contemporary American culture with a historian’s eye on the past.
Philadelphia’s history of civic action will be brought into context with present-day social justice movements in a project that mines the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries’ (PACSCL) extensive archives related to community activism.
The Path of Pins or The Path of Needles
A devised performance work will blend theater, installation, cabaret, and visual projection to reveal and celebrate the power of the pregnant body.
Jayson Musson: His History of Art
Black artist Jayson Musson will interrogate how our present-day cultural consciousness is constrained by a narrow understanding of art history.
Kambel Smith builds large-scale, highly detailed sculptural recreations of iconic architecture using cardboard.
The Tattooed Lady
A musical by librettist Erin Courtney and composer Max Vernon will foreground the bravery, artistry, and bodily autonomy of a group of women who embraced personal transformation through tattoos.
Strategies for welcoming and accessible theater experiences
The formation of a community advisory board will support Theatre Horizon in bolstering relationships with its Norristown neighbors, increasing the diversity of its audiences, and deepening its commitment to being an antiracist theater company.
The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio inspires curiosity and discovery around the art and craft of clay through robust educational programs, artist residencies, and exhibitions.