Member-run artist collective Vox Populi will launch a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art. Vox Populi will host five curatorial fellows in total over a period of two years; each will complete two months of research and then oversee two months of programming at AUX, Vox Populi’s performance art space. Artist-members and staff will work closely with fellows to ensure that their programs are linked thematically to existing AUX programs, and to experiment with new approaches to audience participation. In working with these outside fellows, Vox will expand its national network, while educating its members and local audiences about experimental performance practices outside of the immediate artistic community. Fellows will be chosen initially through a nomination process and later, after the program gains traction, through an open call.1
Painter and 2008 Pew Fellow Anne Seidman’s practice has allowed her to explore the nature of pure painting through abstraction, suggesting friction, awkwardness, and ultimately, a sense of self.
Bristol Riverside Theatre is a vibrant, engaged community theater in the northeast reaches of the Philadelphia area.
A multidisciplinary cohort of artists will consider how SAADA’s materials can inform new works that grapple with questions of identity and belonging, and create a platform for overlooked histories.
Greg “Peache” Jarman (1947–2009) was a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in Folk and Traditional Arts.
Choreographer Stephen Petronio and artist Janine Antoni on how visual arts organizations can invite audiences into performative experiences.
Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.
Kukuli Velarde is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Dan Rothenberg is a theater artist, a founding member and co-artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
Funded with Center support, New Paths a month-long, citywide festival, which conceptually connects some of the most innovative artists in the world to a variety of historic and peculiar Philadelphia spaces.
Sarah Robayo Sheridan is a writer and curator whose burgeoning practice and innovative small-space projects have garnered her national attention.
Sandra Brownlee is a weaver and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Seven Responses will travel to New York City for two performances at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.