Fund for the Water Works will tell the story of the Schuylkill River’s rich habitat through a new interpretive, multi-media installation that combines science, history, and design in the creation of a site-specific, 530-square-foot living freshwater mussels enclave. The project will inspire visitors to discover and connect with the Schuylkill’s rich habitat, while developing an appreciation for the importance of environmental protection. A team of scientists, architects, exhibit designers, educators, and academic partners will construct a living laboratory with direct access to the river that will highlight the critical role mussels play in restoring and maintaining the water quality of the stream and its surrounding environment. In addition to the on-site mussel hatchery, the project will also include a mobile mussel nursery that will be taken to schools around the region.
Additional unrestricted funds are added to each grant for general operating support.
The work of 22 artists, spanning four generations, was presented in an exhibition that examined clay’s appeal and craft.
The Association for Public Art implemented the installation of individual audio programs for 35 public art pieces in Philadelphia, accessible by cell phone or podcast.
In his review, Nicolas Linnert describes Sze as a “contemporary hunter-gatherer processing information and aesthetic value for sustenance.”
Born in Burkina Faso and based in Berlin, architect Francis Kéré integrates traditional knowledge and craft skills into innovative and sustainable buildings worldwide.
Jahmae Harris is a writer and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
As the Center has opened the cycle for 2016 grants, the program directors share insights into the application process.
By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats, and is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.
Nette Compton is senior director of ParkCentral and City Park Development for the Trust for Public Land in New York City.
Dance and choreographer Megan Bridge co-directs < fidget >, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price.
The Free Library of Philadelphia is the city’s public library, with 54 locations serving more than six million users annually.
Susan Stockton recently retired as the president of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a position she held since September of 2003. She is currently studying creative writing at Oxford University. Stockton served as a 2015 Performance LOI panelist.