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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David Hartt: The Histories (Le Mancenillier)
A site-responsive, multimedia installation by David Hartt activates Beth Sholom Synagogue, offering new ways to experience and interpret the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark.
Monroe says she aims to “abandon classifications of style and genre” by bridging classical and jazz repertoires, African and African American musical traditions, and contemporary experimental music.
Hidden Lives Illuminated
Stories from inside America’s correctional system are brought to light through twenty newly commissioned, animated short films, projected onto Eastern State Penitentiary’s 30-foot facade.
The White Lama
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.
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.
Rucker’s interdisciplinary poetry and spoken word performances—which she characterizes as situated “along the edge of the terrains of poetry”—reflect on personal history, family, and place.
Morris’ five-decade meditation on the color black investigates identity and spirituality, driven by his desire to, in his words, “refute all negative cultural mythologies about the color.”
1000 Ways to Listen
A multi-year performance project, led by theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN, brings together 1,000 Philadelphia performers/listeners, asking one another 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.
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.
Canuso’s choreographic practice spans genres and experiments with the participation of audience bodies, personal narratives, and what she describes as “the kinesthetic intellect.”