2006 Grants

1812 ProductionsThis Is the Week That Is: Political Humor for the Holidays
Project Grant, $50,000

Abington Art Center – Communications and Public Relations Capacity-Building
Discovery Grant, $30,000

Academy of Vocal ArtsBeatrice et Benedict
Project Grant, $60,000

American Composers Forum, Philadelphia ChapterSoundExchange 2007
Project Grant, $20,000

Charles O. AndersonTar Planning
Discovery Grant, $10,000

Arden Theatre CompanyCaroline, Or Change
Project Grant, $100,000

Asian Arts Initiative – 2006 Planning Grant
Discovery Grant, $20,000

Asian Arts Initiative – New Position of Development Director
Project Grant, $60,000

Ballet X – New Work by Jorma Elo
Project Grant, $20,000

Bartram’s Garden – New Position of Marketing Director
Project Grant, $60,000

Center City Opera Theater – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Project Grant, $30,000

Chamber Music Now – The Cinematic Cello
Project Grant, $4,700

Choral Arts Philadelphia – Roxanna Panufnik Commission
Project Grant, $30,000

Choral Arts Philadelphia – Website Development
Project Grant, $20,000

Community Education Center – 22nd Season of New Edge Residency
Project Grant, $20,000

Nicole Cousineau – Fees for Still Unknown
Project Grant, $10,000

Curtis Institute of Music – Eric Sessler Organ Concerto
Project Grant, $33,000

Madi DistefanoSweetie Pie
Discovery Grant, $10,000

Nava EtShalom – Literature
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Sara FelderOut of Sight
Project Grant, $10,000

FringeArtsThe Emperor Jones
Profect Grant, $75,000

FringeArts – New Position of Development Associate
Project Grant, $60,000

FringeArts – U.S. Premiere of Hell
Project Grant, $80,000

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – Online Advocacy Action Center
Discovery Grant, $60,000

Group Motion Dance Company – Numen Acquisition and Rehearsal
Discovery Grant, $20,000

Headlong Dance TheaterCell
Project Grant, $29,000

Nadia Hironaka – Visual Arts
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

InLiquid and Basekamp – 2006 Planning Grant
Discovery Grant, $19,500

Institute of Contemporary Art – 2006 Planning Grant
Discovery Grant, $20,000

InterAct Theatre CompanyA House With No Walls
Project Grant, $50,000

International House PhiladelphiaSeraphic Light
Project Grant, $30,000

Kimmel Center for the Performing ArtsEdward Scissorhands
Project Grant, $100,000

Kimmel Center for the Performing ArtsFresh Ink Series
Project Grant, $60,000

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – Rennie Harris Performance Retrospective
Project Grant, $75,000

Koresh Dance Company – Robert Battle Commission
Project Grant, $50,000

Lisa KrausThe Partita Project
Discovery Grant, $10,000

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble – Training and New Work by M’Bemba Bangoura and Youssouf Koumbassa
Discovery Grant, $20,000

Latin Fiesta – Hispanos…Many Roots…Many Faces
Project Grant, $30,000

Leah Stein Dance Company – Carmina Burana Rehearsal and Production
Project Grant, $20,000

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers – New Work Based on Crossing Experience
Discovery Grant, $10,000

Miro Dance Theatre – New Work by Antony Rizzi
Project Grant, $20,000

Montgomery County Community CollegeBack to the Roots
Project Grant, $30,000

Montgomery County Community College – Presentation of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Project Grant, $20,000

Mother Bethel AME Church – Masonry Preservation
Project Grant, $150,000

Mum Puppettheatre – Animal Farm
Project Grant, $80,000

MusicopiaFiddlin’ Jazz
Project Grant, $40,000

Musicopia – New Position of Development Director
Project Grant, $60,000

Network for New Music – Commissions
Project Grant, $60,000

New Paradise LaboratoriesBatch: An American Bachelor/ette Party Spectacle
Project Grant, $20,000

Nichole Canuso Dance Company – Exploratory Period for New Work
Discovery Grant, $20,000

Orchestra 2001Ligeti: Life Cycle and Legacy
Project Grant, $30,000

Jena Osman – Literature
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Pepón Osorio – Visual Arts
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Painted Bride Art CenterThe Breaks
Project Grant, $54,000

Painted Bride Art CenterXL
Project Grant, $80,000

Pearl S. Buck International – Pearl S. Buck House Restoration Work
Project Grant, $150,000

Pennsylvania Ballet – Jerome Robbins’ In the Night
Project Grant, $66,000

Bob Perelman – Literature
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Philadelphia Chamber Music SocietyChamber Music Today
Project Grant, $60,000

Philadelphia Chinese Opera SocietyEssence of Chinese Opera
Discovery Grant, $20,000

Philadelphia Folklore Project – Musicians-in-Residence
Project Grant, $30,000

Philadelphia Folklore Project – New Position of Member Services Coordinator
Discovery Grant, $60,000

Philadelphia Museum of ArtArt After 5
Project Grant, $30,000

Philadelphia Museum of ArtTom Chimes
Project Grant, $200,000

Philadelphia Orchestra – New Position of Manager of Electronic Media
Project Grant, $60,000

Philadelphia Theatre CompanyThe Happiness Lecture
Project Grant, $160,000

PhilagrafikaRe:Print Re:Present Re:View
Project Grant, $90,000

Thaddeus PhillipsFlamingo/Winnebago
Project Grant, $10,000

Piffaro, the Renaissance BandThe Return of the Pipers: Renaissance Winds in Consort
Project Grant, $30,000

Pig Iron Theatre CompanyChekhov Lizardbrain
Project Grant, $75,000

Pig Iron Theatre CompanyLove Unpunished
Project Grant, $42,500

Please Touch Museum – Memorial Hall Plasterwork Restoration
Project Grant, $150,000

Point Breeze Performing Arts Center – Dance Residency in Hip-Hop and Traditional West African Dance
Project Grant, $15,000

Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia and CultureWorks – Hidden City
Project Grant, $200,000

The Print CenterAustralian Printmakers Planning
Project Grant, $20,000

Raices Culturales LatinoamericanasFeria de Svilla
Project Grant $20,000

Relache – Future Sounds 2006
Project Grant, $30,000

Scott Rigby – Visual Arts
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Tobin Rothlein – Dance
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Tobin RothleinWarrior Project
Project Grant, $8,000

Ju-Yeon Ryu – Training in Korean Traditional Dance with Myung Soo Kim
Discovery Grant, $10,000

David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith – Dance
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Robert Smythe – Theater
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Geoff Sobellemachines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines
Project Grant, $10,000

Geoff Sobelle – Theater
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Sruti, the India Music and Dance SocietyLavanya: Graceful Expressions of the East
Project Grant $8,000

Sruti, the India Music and Dance SocietyUnity and Diversity in Classical Music
Project Grant, $24,500

Lamont B. Steptoe – Literature
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Susan Hess Modern Dance – 2006-2007 Choreographers
Project Project Grant, $10,000

Tempesta di MareHoshanna
Project Grant, $30,000

Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance – Boyer College Atelier Series
Project Grant, $80,000

Elaine Terranova – Literature
Pew Fellowship, $50,000

Theatre ExileHearts & Soles
Project Grant, $20,000

The Village of Arts and Humanities – Bearing Witness
Project Grant, $177,050

Wagner Free Institute of Science – Roof Preservation Analysis
Discovery Grant, $99,924

West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – The Music of Francis Johnson
Project Grant, $23,660

The Wilma TheaterThe Galileo Project
Project Grant, $100,000

Collaborators & Colleagues

Nato Thompson is chief curator at Creative Time. He served as a Center panelist (2008) and evaluator (2010), and contributed to the Center’s Pigeons on the Grass, Alas series.

Alex Da Corte appears twice in Interview and Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys are singled out in Metropolis. Plus, news on Brian Phillips, Zoe Strauss, Matthew Mitchell, and CAConrad.

Grants & Grantees

Inis Nua Theatre produces provocative contemporary plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales.

Grants & Grantees

New York-based artist Demetrius Oliver’s Print Center exhibition consisted of live-feed video projections that drew from telescopes aimed at the constellation Canis Major.

While Jens Hoffmann was in Philadelphia to lecture at the Center in 2011, he made a few “studio” visits with local dance companies and described the experience to us.

Mendelssohn Club Artistic Director Alan Harler and a panel of experts will lead a discussion on Mendelssohn’s editing choices in considering Bach’s original score.

Kim Whitener, producing director at New York City’s HERE, visits the Center to talk with Philadelphia performing arts constituents about creating effective documentation of their work.

The William Way LGBT Community Center presents OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival. The four-day festival will highlight intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz history and culture.

Grants & Grantees

Jim Hinz is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.

Grants & Grantees

Rebecca Medel is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.