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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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.
Through her work as a choreographer, performer, and teacher, Clark engages the vocabularies of hip-hop culture and street dance and centers women within the dance form.
Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers: Archives-Based Learning
Collaborative research projects introduce Community College of Philadelphia students to rare historical materials, leading to exhibitions that examine the notion of accessibility and representation in archives.
Perry’s nonfiction writing examines African American history and culture in books and essays that blend academic and artistic practices.
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.
Unity at the Initiative
An exhibition, pop-up performances, and workshops underscore the intersections of art, sport, and queer identity in the work of print artist and professional skateboarder Jeffrey Cheung.
Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans
Haiti’s cultural traditions and their influence on the music of New Orleans are examined through concerts, a yearlong public radio series, an NPR-distributed radio documentary, and a multimedia website.
Rising Sun – Artists and an Uncertain America (working title)
Two historic museums will commission and present the work of 30 contemporary artists to address the canon of American art.
Jones is a theater performer, director, teacher, and writer whose five-decade body of work tells the stories of women, particularly women of color and incarcerated individuals. In Philadelphia, Jones will hold workshops and in-progress readings as she develops a new solo performance and a book on theater creation for women in prisons.
Sun & Sea
A contemporary Lithuanian opera will address ecological concerns through the inner monologues and melodies of a chorus of beachgoers.
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.