The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia. Work supported by the Center includes the 2016 presentation of the multimedia production Holding It Down, as well as Québec-based artist Robert Lepage’s The Andersen Project, and the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County starring Estelle Parsons. The Center has also awarded grants in the past to the Kimmel Center for its music series, Fresh Ink, and made possible a 2012 partnership with the local cabaret troupe Bearded Ladies that resulted in the production of Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret.
Mural Arts explored South Philadelphia’s immigrant history through interactive public art projects that included photography, installations, poetry, and dance.
Pig Iron Theatre Company presents an in-progress showing of its symphonic theater work A Period of Animate Existence, ahead of its September 2017 premiere.
Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”
The Wilma Theater’s world premiere production of Paula Vogel’s new play, Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, has received media attention from various media outlets.
Bruce LaRowe served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from 1993 to 2013.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The 2016 awards total more than $10 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 36 Project grants, and 5 Advancement grants.
Toni Shapiro-Phim’s portrait of the Brownings, co-founders of the World Music Institute, highlights their pioneering work in the curation of world music and their organization’s impact on the field.
Sarah Felder’s solo performance piece combined comedy, juggling, and multi-media projections to address societal discomfort around mental illness.
Wendy Sutter is widely acclaimed as a cellist by critics in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. In 2015, Sutter served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
Gottschild conducted research for her book chronicling the life of African American ballerina Joan Myers Brown.
David Brick is a dance artist, a founder of Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
One of three contemporary music ensembles in the United States that can scale up to a full chamber orchestra, Orchestra 2001 has presented over 80 world premieres.