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Grants & Grantees

As a multidisciplinary grantmaker dedicated to fostering a vibrant community, the Center awards Project grants in Performance and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, twelve annual Fellowships which provide unrestricted grants to individual artists working in all disciplines, and Advancement grants to support high-performing institutions undertaking bold, innovative organizational initiatives.

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Grants

Date Title Grantee Program
2016 (Dis)placed: Expressions of Identity in Transition
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 (ex)CHANGE: History Place Presence
Asian Arts Initiative
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 21st Century Abe
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 A Fierce Kind of Love: Connecting Communities through Story and Dialogue
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 AAMP Residency for Art and Social Change
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn
Arcadia University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Alien She
Vox Populi
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far
Please Touch Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 An Artist Embedded in History
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 An Exploration of Interpretive Approaches to the Arch Street Meeting House
Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Artist Residency with Sarah Sze
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Audience Embedded
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Awakening the Senses: New Interpretive Approaches at the Morris Arboretum
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Barbara Kasten
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Barbara Kasten: Stages
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Breath Beneath
PRISM Quartet
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Bring Your Own Project
Fleisher Art Memorial
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Building Empathy Through the Arts
Thomas Jefferson University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies
Association for Public Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form
James A. Michener Art Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Chester Cultural Corridor Initiative
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Chester Made Cultural Exploration Zone
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Civic Practice
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy/The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Cliveden's Living Kitchens
Cliveden of the National Trust
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind
Library Company of Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Commonspace
WHYY
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Conflicts in Chemistry: The Case of Plastics
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Consumption: A Project on Pearl Street conceived by Rick Lowe
Asian Arts Initiative
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Creating Empathy for Animals in Diverse Audiences
Philadelphia Zoo
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Dead Flowers
Vox Populi
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Demetrius Oliver: Canicular
The Print Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Digging Deeper
The Village of Arts and Humanities
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Digging Deeper: Field Studies Made Possible by the Waste Stream
RAIR
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Discovering the Selinsgrove Center
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Doing Time/Depth of Surface
Philagrafika
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class and Community in Historic Germantown
Historic Germantown
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Emancipating Cliveden
Cliveden of the National Trust
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Engaging Contemporary Artists at Independence Seaport Museum
Independence Seaport Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Enhancing Views of History: Terracotta Warriors and Augmented Reality
The Franklin Institute
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Farm for the City: Growing for Greater Good
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent
David Dempewolf / Yuka Yokoyama (a.k.a. Marginal Utility)
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Framing Fraktur
Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution
International House Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary
Swarthmore College
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 From a Black Son to a White Man to a Black Woman and Back Again
Temple Contemporary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Funeral for a Home
Temple Contemporary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Germantown Works
Historic Germantown
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Gray Area 3—Negotiating Between Contemporary Design and Historic Preservation
University of the Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann: Drawings, Paintings & Objects
Ars Nova Workshop
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Hank Willis Thomas: Philly Block Project
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Hidden Lives, Illuminated
Eastern State Penitentiary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 History and Reconstruction
Phillip Seitz
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Home – A Community-engaged Exhibition Planning Model
Asian Arts Initiative
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 I is for Institute
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Imagine Africa @ Penn Museum
Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde
University of the Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde
University of the Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 James Castle: A Retrospective
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Jason Rhoades, Four Roads
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 John Cage: How to Get Started
Slought Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Journeys South
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Katharina Grosse: psychylustro
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Lace in Translation
The Design Center at Philadelphia University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had: The Miss Rockaway Armada
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had: The Miss Rockaway Armada Discovery Grant
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Liberian Women's Chorus for Change
Philadelphia Folklore Project
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Love Letter by Steve Powers
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Making Place Matter
The Clay Studio
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985
Kelsey Halliday Johnson
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956–1974
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Mixplace Studio
Slought Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Modupúe | Ibaye: The Philadelphia Yoruba Performance Project
Intercultural Journeys
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Monument Lab: A Citywide Public Art and History Exhibition
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Museum Without Walls: AUDIO
Association for Public Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Muslim Voices of Philadelphia
Scribe Video Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 My North/South/West Philly
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Not Your Typical 18th Century Gentleman
The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements
Daniel Tucker
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Pati Hill: Photocopier
Arcadia University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism
James A. Michener Art Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie
The Barnes Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Peter Saul: A Retrospective
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Philly ReACTS
First Person Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Plausible Artworlds
Basekamp
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Playing and Preserving
Partners for Sacred Places
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Playing with the Past: A Digital History Toolkit
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Pop Cinema: Art and Film in the UK and US, 1950s – 1970s
International House Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 Pop Up Garden: An Exploration of the Philadelphia Rail Park
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Eastern State Penitentiary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Publishing As Practice
Kayla Romberger
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Quadruple-Consciousness
Vox Populi
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 RAIR: Live at the Dump
RAIR
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 reFORM
Temple Contemporary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Revisiting a Better Philadelphia: 1947-2017
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Rowhouse Workshop
Brian Phillips
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Self-Organized Spaces on Their Own Terms
Vox Populi
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Sheila Hicks: 50 Years
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Social Practice Lab Series
Asian Arts Initiative
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen: The Way of Chopsticks
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Sound Material: Kagel's Zwei Mann Orchester
Bowerbird
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 South Asian Art: Experimentation, Interpretation, and Evaluation
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 SPACES: International Artist Residency Initiative at The Village of Arts and Humanities
The Village of Arts and Humanities
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Specimen Stories: Experiments in Historical Interpretation
Wagner Free Institute of Science
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in Philadelphia
The College of Physicians/Mütter Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Strange Currencies
The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Structure and Surface
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Tacita Dean: JG
Arcadia University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 The Graphic Unconscious
Philagrafika
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-1930)
Scribe Video Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 The Greenhouse Projects
American Philosophical Society Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 The History Truck W.I.C. Work/Shop
Erin Bernard
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 The Poison Cookie Jar
John Jarboe
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 The Pursuit: 50 Years In The Fight for LGBT Rights
Independence Visitor Center Corporation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2015 The Rivers Restoration Project: A Freshwater Mussel Hatchery
Fund for the Water Works
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 The Welling Project
Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 The Women's Mobile Museum with Zanele Muholi
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2006 Tom Chimes: Adventures in 'Pataphysics
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Urban Equilibrium—Planning for New Environmental Art
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 War Stories: Hard Earned. Unforgettably Told.
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2016 Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive
South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2017 Yael Bartana (working title)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Yinka Shonibare: Magic Ladders
The Barnes Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Zoe Strauss: Ten Years
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Adaptive Re-Use of Upsala
Cliveden of the National Trust
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2014 Ann Hamilton: habitus
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Bill Morrison and Vijay Iyer: Release
Eastern State Penitentiary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Business Planning Project
Wyck Association
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Centennial Building Preservation
Shofuso, Friends of the Japanese House and Garden
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Collaborative Capacity Building for African-American Historic Sites
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Community Documentation Workshop
Philadelphia Folklore Project
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Community-Based Preservation Planning
Bartram's Garden
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Constituent-Based Preservation Planning
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Developing Digital Programming on the History of Women in Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Developing the Chorus for Change
Philadelphia Folklore Project
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Exploration of Public Performance for Dialogue Around Disability Issues
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Fundraising Strategies for Environmental Art
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Interpretation of the Chew Family's History
Cliveden of the National Trust
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Lighting and Electrical System Improvement
Wagner Free Institute of Science
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2006 Masonry Preservation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Megawords Storefront
Megawords
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2011 Mobile Publication Studio
Megawords
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2009 Multidisciplinary Interpretive Plan
Wyck Association
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Program Planning
The Clay Studio
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Paul Evans Retrospective Planning
James A. Michener Art Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Paul Robeson House Restoration
West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2006 Pearl S. Buck House Restoration Work
Pearl S. Buck International
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2006 Planning for 2008 Chinatown In/flux: Future Landscape
Asian Arts Initiative
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Planning for Fighting for Democracy
National Constitution Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Planning for Jason Rhoades, Four Roads
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Planning for Museum Without Walls: AUDIO
Association for Public Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Planning for Muslim Voices of Philadelphia
Scribe Video Center
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Planning for Strange Currencies
The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2006 Planning for The Puppet Show
Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Planning for Pat O'Neill Exhibition
Screening (Nadia Hironaka and Matt Suib)
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Planning for Tacita Dean: JG
Arcadia University
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Preservation of a National Historic Landmark Synagogue
Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Preservation of the Catholic Chaplain's Office and Its Murals
Eastern State Penitentiary
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Preservation Plan and Historic Resources Survey
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Preservation Planning for a Community-Based Art Center
Fleisher Art Memorial
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Preservation Work to Address Water Infiltration
Johnson House Historic Site
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2008 Preserving the Pearl S. Buck House
Pearl S. Buck International
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2012 Programming at the John Coltrane House
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 Prototyping the First Person Museum
First Person Arts
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Restoration of Historic Pedestrian Entrance
Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse
Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2013 The Contemporary Caucus
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation
2010 The Quay Brothers' Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)
The College of Physicians/Mütter Museum
Exhibitions & Public Intepretation