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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Eva Wǒ creates lush scenes of bold, fantastical joy in new media works that fuse photography, digital collage, GIF animation, and lenticular prints.
An oral history project and newly commissioned artworks memorialize Philadelphians who died during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, with contributions from playwright and director Ain Gordon, artist Alexander Stadler, and community organizer Waheedah Shabazz-El.
Collaborative digital storytelling and content strategy
A fresh approach to digital storytelling practices will involve community members as content co-creators in ways that deepen connections to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collections and the stories they hold.
Rami George’s visual art practice turns an autobiographical lens on their queer experience, Lebanese heritage, and family history in a New Age spiritual community.
A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures
A solo exhibition of photo-based work by Carmen Winant will reflect on historic and contemporary visual representations of women’s oppression, liberation, and self-expression.
Designing organizational practices to engage diverse audiences and artists
Opera Philadelphia will refine its artistic and organizational operations and center the company around an equity and inclusion lens as it moves to engage diverse audiences and artists in advancing opera as an art form.
Pool: A Social History of Segregation
An interactive exhibition sited in a former public pool and a new play by Pew Fellow James Ijames examine the history and present-day implications of segregated swimming pools in America.
Cross-cultural programming to deepen community connections
Through a restructuring of its approach to its cultural festivals, such as the popular annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia will evaluate and reaffirm its commitment to “mutual curiosity, understanding, and collaboration.”
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Brolaski’s poetry draws from multiple languages, literary traditions, and modes of expression to explore multifaceted identity and experience.
Plus Ultra: Awakening the Mercer Museum Core
The Mercer Museum’s collection of pre-industrial American material culture is reinterpreted through new installations in two currently unused rooms in the century-old museum.
HVAC upgrades to enhance health and safety
Upgrades to the Mann Center’s 45-year-old heating, ventilation, and air filtration systems—in its underground backstage area and on the main pavilion stage—will allow the Fairmount Park amphitheater to safely expand the scope of its artistic programming.