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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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.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Dixon Gottschild’s 50-year career as a writer and cultural scholar surveys the presence and influence of the black dancing body in America, in what she calls “choreography for the page.”
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.
Yael Bartana (working title)
A newly commissioned site-specific performance and an exhibition showcase Israeli filmmaker and installation artist Yael Bartana, whose work addresses the complexities of migration, memory, and identity.
Frank Zappa – The Yellow Shark
The Philadelphia premiere of The Yellow Shark celebrates the genre-defying compositional work of maverick American composer and rock guitarist Frank Zappa.
From a Black Son to a White Man to a Black Woman and Back Again
Newly commissioned work by visual artist Trenton Doyle Hancock examines the representation of race in material culture, inspired by toy dolls from the artist’s own collection and from Philadelphia’s African American Doll Museum.
Publishing As Practice
Three experimental art publishers explore publishing as an incubator for new forms of editorial, curatorial, and artistic practice in a residency program based in Philadelphia’s Ulises bookshop.
Camae Ayewa & Rasheedah Phillips
As “afrofuturistic cultural producers,” Ayewa and Phillips collaboratively explore the intersections of black culture, science fiction, futurism, and social practice.
Farm for the City: Growing for Greater Good
A temporary “farm-as-art installation” transforms center city Philadelphia’s Thomas Paine Plaza into a civic commons for conversations about urban agriculture, food access, and community revitalization.
Anuradha Mathur & Dilip da Cunha
The collaborative work of Mathur and da Cunha imagines new possibilities for design of the built environment and explores the lines separating land and water, and urban and rural environments.
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.