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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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.
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.
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.
Advancement Grant: Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
New approaches to exhibition design, public programming, and communications enrich visitors’ understanding of human history through the museum’s collection of more than one million objects.
Investigating what she describes as “public vulnerability and intimacy,” Wilson’s performance work intertwines experimental dance, humor, feminist practice, and audience interaction.
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.
Gardens Speak and other works by Tania El Khoury
The immersive installation work of Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury is highlighted in a multi-part performance project that shares the narratives of Syrian citizens and refugees and addresses displacement, oppression, and justice.
Digging Deeper: Field Studies Made Possible by the Waste Stream
What can waste tell us about contemporary urban life? This question guides a cohort of social scientists as they dig into a recycling facility and consider “waste as artifact.”
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far
This exhibition combines art, technology, performance, and interactive programming to introduce young children and their families to local and global Muslim communities and culture.
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.
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.
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.