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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Enhancing Views of History: Terracotta Warriors and Augmented Reality
Augmented reality technology brings the burial site of China’s first emperor to life and enhances museum visitors’ understanding of the history and science of ancient artifacts.
Heiner Goebbels: Imaginary Stages
The Philadelphia premiere of two works by Heiner Goebbels—an internationally acclaimed German composer and director—merges theater, performative installation, and experimental chamber music.
Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty
Kuetemeyer and Shetty combine new media storytelling and immersive documentary forms with socially engaged art-making practices to explore themes of place, cultural identity, memory, and hidden histories.
The Crossing choir and Finnish theater company Klockriketeatern collaborate to produce the world premiere of a hybrid choral-theater work, composed by Guggenheim and Pew Fellow Robert Maggio.
AAMP Residency for Art and Social Change
A pilot artist residency program for emerging black artists engages with the Olney neighborhood of North Philadelphia and responds to current social issues through the interpretation of AAMP’s collections.
Hidden Lives, Illuminated
Stories from inside America’s correctional system are brought to light through four newly commissioned, animated short films, projected onto Eastern State Penitentiary’s 30-foot facade.
Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
In its Philadelphia premiere, Taylor Mac’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated performance work journeys through 240 years of US history and popular songs, staged in two 12-hour installments.
Building Empathy Through the Arts
Artists, medical students, and people living with dementia and their caregivers engage in an arts-based process of empathy-building and storytelling that culminates in a performance about what it means to heal and be healed.
Advancement Grant: Settlement Music School
New curricula, teaching methods, and communications strategies respond to the evolving nature of today’s learning styles in order to attract and retain students at Settlement Music School.
Let 'im Move You: This Is a Formation
A new performance work draws from the J-Sette dance form, examining “team” in performance and exploring the rhythms of pop and club music.
Lovers (for Philadelphia)
Composer and guitarist Nels Cline curates a concert experience inspired by Philadelphia’s rich musical history and Cline’s acclaimed concept recording, Lovers, performed by a specially assembled jazz orchestra.