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Questions of Practice

As a hub for the exchange of ideas and ongoing dialogue about issues critical to artistic practice, we produce an extensive collection of resources, both online and in print. Our Questions of Practice research series features interviews with and essays by noted field leaders and thinkers, as well as in-depth publications that grow out of our experience as cultural grantmakers. Through all of our knowledge-sharing activities, we aim to advance the arts and heritage fields and connect Philadelphia’s cultural community with peers nationally and internationally.

Questions of Practice

Date Title Contributors
25 May 2022

Composer Ari Benjamin Meyers on Authorship, Collaboration, and Rehearsing Philadelphia

Ari Benjamin Meyers
17 Feb 2020

Questions of Practice: Opera Director Yuval Sharon on Modern Opera Techniques

Yuval Sharon
11 Feb 2020

Questions of Practice: Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson on the Cultural Implications of Digital Technology

Dr. Suse Anderson
6 Feb 2020

Questions of Practice: Curator Adriel Luis on Community Engagement and Technology

Adriel Luis
13 Sep 2019

Questions of Practice: Choreographer Nora Chipaumire on a Dancer’s Skin

Nora Chipaumire
9 Jul 2019

Philadelphia Orchestra's Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Joy Inherent in Live Music

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
28 May 2019

Questions of Practice: Theater Artist Taylor Mac on Duration and Ritual in Performance

Taylor Mac
13 Sep 2017

Questions of Practice: Artist Cai Guo-Qiang on Audience Participation in Public Art

Cai Guo-Qiang
5 Sep 2017

Questions of Practice: Choreographer and Performer Nora Chipaumire on Connecting with Her Audience

Nora Chipaumire
22 May 2017

Questions of Practice: Performing Arts Producer Jenny Gersten on Art as an “Agent of Hope”

Jenny Gersten
6 Mar 2017

Francis Kéré on Architecture and Community Collaboration

Francis Kéré
30 Nov 2016

Questions of Practice: Phoenix Art Museum's Amada Cruz on Engaging Bilingual Communities in Museums

Amada Cruz
29 Sep 2016

On Urban Parks and Civic Life: Insights from Leaders at PA Horticultural Society, Trust for Public Land, High Line, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Nette Compton
22 Sep 2016

Questions of Practice: Choreographer Faustin Linyekula on Theater and Civic Life

Faustin Linyekula
14 Jul 2016

Questions of Practice: Cliveden's Libbie Hawes on Historical Interpretation for Contemporary Audiences

Libbie Hawes
28 Mar 2016

Questions of Practice: The Village of Arts and Humanities' Aviva Kapust on Local Messages with Global Impact

Aviva Kapust
10 Mar 2016

"Sometimes We Need to Get Uncomfortable:" On Working with Artists in the Disabilities Community

Matthew Higgs Lisa Sonneborn
19 Jan 2016

Questions of Practice: Kemi Ilesanmi of The Laundromat Project on the Impact of Organizational Values on Community Practice

Kemi Ilesanmi
4 Jan 2016

Questions of Practice: Institute of Contemporary Art Director Amy Sadao on How Audience Feedback Impacts Curatorial Choices

Amy Sadao
28 Oct 2015

Questions of Practice: Evaluation Consultants Randi Korn and Kamella Tate on Impact

Randi Korn Kamella Tate
26 Oct 2015

Questions of Practice: Dancer Raphael Xavier on Street vs. Stage Performance

Raphael Xavier
7 Oct 2015

Questions of Practice: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko of the Abbe Museum on Audience Dialogue

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
8 Sep 2015

Questions of Practice: Philosopher Christoph Cox on Approaching Noise Music

Christoph Cox
4 May 2015

Questions of Practice with Kristy Edmunds & Claire Tancons: How Do You Establish Trust in a Community?

Kristy Edmunds Claire Tancons
22 Apr 2015

Questions of Practice: Opera Philadelphia's David Devan on Excellence and Accessibility

David Devan
7 Apr 2015

Questions of Practice: Mary Tuomanen on "Timefulness"

Mary Tuomanen
16 Feb 2015

Questions of Practice: Pew Fellow Tania Isaac on Audience Expectations

Tania Isaac
3 Feb 2015

"The Home Going Celebration": An Excerpt from Funeral for a Home

Sue Bell Yank
30 Sep 2014

Questions of Practice: MoMA's Thomas Lax on Technology in Museums

Thomas J. Lax
23 Sep 2014

Questions of Practice: Composer Judd Greenstein on Audience Expectations

Judd Greenstein
1 May 2014

Questions of Practice: Theater Artist Romeo Castellucci On His Relationship To Audiences

Romeo Castellucci Carlos Basualdo
8 Apr 2014

Questions of Practice: Lisa Bielawa, Composer and Vocalist

Lisa Bielawa
4 Feb 2014

Questions of Practice: HowlRound's Polly Carl on Excellence and Accessibility

Polly Carl
20 May 2013

Talking Exhibitions with Marnie Burke de Guzman

Marnie Burke de Guzman
15 Apr 2013

Culture Shock on the Stage: Pig Iron's Alex Torra on Performing Zero Cost House in Japan

15 Apr 2011

Museum Director Nina Simon on Inspiring Visitor Participation

Nina Simon
14 Sep 2010

A Curatorial Roundtable on Audience Engagement with Mark Allen & Adam Lerner

Mark Allen Adam Lerner