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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Zolf’s poetry and art videos explore memory, history, ethics, and the limits of language.
1000 Ways to Listen
A multi-year performance project, led by theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN, brings together 1,000 Philadelphians in 500 private homes to ask each other the question, “Are we listening?”
Revolution Remix: A South Asian American Sound Tour of Historic Philadelphia
New musical compositions by Zain Alam, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Rupa Marya enrich a walking tour that explores historic Philadelphia through the lens of South Asian American history.
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.
Torra’s ensemble-created, experimental performance work invites audiences to consider the complexities of contemporary cultural identity, community, and humanity.
Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic, Movement III - The Triple Deities
A multimedia performance merges art song, exhibition, film, and sculpture to examine black female identity, drawing from the work of poet Langston Hughes and composer Florence B. Price.
Inequality in Bronze: Monumental Plantation Legacies
A community-driven process commissions a memorial recognizing Dinah, an enslaved woman who lived at Stenton, and addresses the role historic sites can play in the national conversation about present-day monuments.
Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal
An exhibition and interpretation of Milford Graves’ artistic laboratory as a living, interactive theater shed light on a lifetime of multidisciplinary creative work from this icon of the free jazz movement.
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Through public art installations and a socially engaged practice, Ortiz examines issues of immigration, socio-economic inequalities, and human rights.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Commission
A newly commissioned work from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company explores the relationship between the individual and the larger community and brings 100 professional and local amateur performers to the Mann’s outdoor stage.
Hartt’s multidisciplinary work in photography, sculpture, installation, and digital film considers the history of social and cultural ideals in relation to the built environment.
An ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan’s book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba.