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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Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel
A monographic exhibition on French painter Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938) will consider her under-recognized contributions to early 20th-century art and contemplate themes of female desire and physicality, marriage, and motherhood.
Shatara Michelle Ford
Ford’s films convey the separate yet intersected experiences of being both Black and a woman in America. Experimenting with narrative structure and uses of music and color, their work examines class, power, identity, and memory through characters that defy dominant stereotypes.
Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births
Designs that have defined the material culture and experience of maternity over the last 100 years are surveyed in a multi-site exhibition, catalogue, and series of public programs.
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
A major retrospective will spotlight the pioneering work of Ulysses Jenkins, who emerged in the late 1970s as one of the first Black video artists.
The Contest of the Fruits
Berlin-based artist collective Slavs and Tatars explores physical and cultural borders, heritage, and identity through a film, exhibition, public programs, and a publication.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Brolaski’s poetry draws from multiple languages, literary traditions, and modes of expression to explore multifaceted identity and experience.
Satter’s experimental theater productions reflect diverse textual, formal, and aesthetic influences to illuminate the stories of female and queer characters.
Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Blood Moon
Artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley contemplate the impact of climate change in an immersive installation of filmed performances, set in both the past and a speculative future.
Voices from Broad Street Ministry: A Film Storytelling Project
Short films created by filmmaker and Pew Fellow Glenn Holsten with members of Philadelphia’s homeless community amplify stories of strength, resilience, and creativity.
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.
Shaplin uses light to create immersive theatrical worlds that guide and enhance what she describes as the “alchemical meaning-making” of live performance.