Lane Czaplinski

Lane Czaplinski. Photo by Chase Jarvis.

Lane Czaplinski is the artistic director of Seattle’s On the Boards, founded by artists in 1978 to introduce audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music while developing and presenting new work by Northwest performing artists. Czaplinski helped launch in January 2010—an online, pay-per-view platform for contemporary performance videos. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2002, Czaplinski worked as the program manager at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has worked with many organizations as a panelist/advisor including the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, Japan Foundation, National Performance Network, Creative Capital, Herb Alpert Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation,Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and elsewhere. He served as a Center Pew Fellowships panelist in 2010, and as the Pew Fellowships panel chair in 2014.


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The Brandywine River Museum planned for a 2015 exhibition by Los Angeles-based conceptual photographer James Welling, whose work takes inspiration from and pays homage to 20th-century American artist Andrew Wyeth.

Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.

Equilateral, a novel by Pew Fellow Ken Kalfus, was chosen by The Daily Beast as its 2013 Novel of the Year.

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In 1994 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 34 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Lonnie Graham is a visual artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

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Kukuli Velarde is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

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In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Questions of Practice

Visual artist Brent Wahl works primarily in photography and time-based mediums, transforming everyday materials and detritus into mesmerizing compositions.

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A community archive employed individual and community testimony to explore how immigration can affect a community over time.

Raphael Xavier presents Raphstravaganza, a contemporary circus-style performance featuring street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music.

Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.

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Brian Teare’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) poetry is concerned with embodiment—both our human bodies and the natural environment around us.