Social & Community-Based Practices
What roles can art and artists play in society and in our communities? Artists and cultural practitioners discuss responsibility, trust, and long-term impact when creating socially engaged art.
Questions of Practice: Artist Michael Rakowitz on Threading Disparate Sources into a Cohesive Whole
Questions of Practice: Artist Hank Willis Thomas on Photography and Framing
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
Questions of Practice: Artist Bob and Roberta Smith on Art as Advocacy
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Faustin Linyekula on Theater and Civic Life
Questions of Practice with Kristy Edmunds & Claire Tancons: How Do You Establish Trust in a Community?
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Faustin Linyekula on Creating Accessible Art
Questions of Practice: Kemi Ilesanmi of The Laundromat Project on the Role of Artists in Community Development
Culture Shock on the Stage: Pig Iron's Alex Torra on Performing Zero Cost House in Japan
Ellen Lauren is a founding member and co-artistic director of SITI Company, an ensemble-based theater company in New York City.
Edgar J. Shockley III (Pew Fellow, 2008) sees his unique contribution to the world as reconciling African and European theatrical aesthetics, making us all more aware of what it means to be human.
Artist and organizer Daniel Tucker's project culminates in a book release event and panel discussion held at the Slought Foundation.
Mara Isaacs is the founder and director of Octopus Theatricals LLC, a company dedicated to producing and consulting in the performing arts.
Thaddeus Phillips' new bilingual performance work for theater, inspired by his experience working on Colombian telenovela Alias El Mexicano, premieres as part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.
Four films commissioned through the Center-funded project The Great Migration: A City Transformed will be presented at the 2016 BlackStar Film Festival.
Jane Golden is the founder and executive director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Cohabitation Strategies' Miguel Robles-Durán and Lucia Babina discuss how their community-based projects promote dialogue and social change.
Bruce Laverty of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia will lead a trolley tour that explores the lineage of the Philadelphia row home, from the 18th century to the present day.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to announce its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region's cultural organizations and artists.
In the fall of 2011, Pig Iron Theatre Company embarked on a new chapter in its history as an experimental theater collaborative, launching the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.
Megawords (run by Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski, both Pew Fellows) is self-described as "an experimental media project" that takes the form of a biannual photography magazine, as well as related installation projects and public events.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang will create a new composition for 1,000 broken instruments gathered from Philadelphia public schools, to be performed by a 600-member orchestra comprised of students, teachers, and professional and amateur musicians.
We speak to poet J.C. Todd, whose current work-in-progress is a collection of sonnets that "complicates and contemporizes the tradition of war poems."
In conjunction with its ongoing project Endless Shout, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a conversation between visual artist Charles Gaines and poet Fred Moten.
Jesse Mintz-Roth is senior advisor for transportation improvements at the New York City Department of City Planning.
This exhibition, which will be the Eastern State Penitentiary's first to focus on the current state of incarceration in America, will shed light on this critical contemporary subject.
Donald Nally is conductor of The Crossing, a professional chamber choir focused on new music.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's current playwriting project is a Center-funded commission for Philadelphia's Wilma Theater, based on Don Juan Returns from the War.