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 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.
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.
Perry’s nonfiction writing examines African American history and culture in books and essays that blend academic and artistic practices.
Informed by her training as a dancer, Kaschock addresses the intersections between language and the body in poetry that displays a choreographer’s sense of rhythm and timing.
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.
Making Place Matter
To inaugurate The Clay Studio’s new home in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, an exhibition features works by ceramists Molly Hatch, Ibrahim Said, and Pew Fellow Kukuli Velarde to reflect on the complex meanings of place.
Black Lives Always Mattered!: Hidden African American Philadelphia of the Twentieth Century
A new graphic novel depicts underrepresented stories of talent, courage, and achievement from 20th-century African American Philadelphians and encourages conversations about race in America.
Satter’s experimental theater productions reflect diverse textual, formal, and aesthetic influences to illuminate the stories of female and queer characters.
Deep Blue Sea
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.
Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde
Philadelphia’s significant contributions to visual culture in the 1950s through the 1970s are highlighted and explored in an exhibition, a publication, and performances.
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.