Wyck Association

1/2: Image courtesy of the Wyck Association.
2/2: Image courtesy of the Wyck Association.

This house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations—from 1690 to 1973. The National Historical Landmark site now offers programs that focus on history, horticulture, and urban agriculture, including a farmer’s market of produce grown on-site. In recent years, Wyck staff has used Center support to consider new methods of identifying and deepening connections between the house and its landscape, as well as between the present and the past, and to build public awareness through enhanced branding and marketing. A new, audience-centered business plan is being developed after an intensive Center-funded evaluation of Wyck’s current programs and visitors activities.


As part of Cliveden’s Living Kitchens, Cliveden presents a series of “Kitchen Conversations”—moderated discussions with scholars, community members, and activists about issues surrounding race, history, and memory.

Grants & Grantees

The Clay Studio developed a three-year strategic plan at a critical moment in its history, six years before the organization must relocate and leave its current facility.

Poet and Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher on creating “poetics of use,” the inspiration she draws from her ancestry, and more.

What inspires our imaginations and catalyzes our creativity? As we bid farewell to 2014, we asked members of our cultural community to share something that inspired them this year.

The Village of Arts and Humanities supports the voices and aspirations of the community and inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that encompass arts and culture, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage, and respect the environment.

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural history museum in North America.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bob Perelman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor. From 2011–13, he served as the Center’s Visiting Artist.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Wendy Perron is a writer, dancer, choreographer, and editor-at-large of Dance Magazine. Perron is a former member of the Trisha Brown Company.

Grants & Grantees

Anna Weesner is an award-winning composer and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Choreographer Amanda Miller collaborated with Cheam Shapiro in Takhmao, Cambodia to research the intersection of classical Cambodian dance with her western classical ballet training.

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy manages the largest and oldest public art program in the country, while The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia seeks to improve quality of life for all Philadelphians by facilitating collaborations between the city’s public, private, and non-profit sectors.