This year’s winners include the Arden Theatre Company, $50,000, to present performances alongside gallery events on First Fridays in Old City; Artists and Musicians of Latin America, $35,000, for a “pop-up” Flash Jazz Mobile; Art Sanctuary, $100,000, to create Hip H’Opera; and Asian Arts Initiative, $45,000, to create site-specific art for nontraditional places, such as restaurants.
Also receiving funding: Bearded Ladies Cabaret, $30,000, to create a late-night cabaret series; Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, $50,000, to create a world-music “pops” concert; Campus Philly, $100,000, for subsidized performance admissions for college students; Catzie Vilayphonh, $25,000, for Laos in the House, a workshop designed to capture Laotian stories from the community; and Center City District, $400,000, for a public sculpture by Janet Echelman for Dilworth Plaza.
Additional grants went to: Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse Project, $80,000, for a work of light art by James Turrell; COSACOSA art at large, $75,000, for community sound and light gardens in Nicetown and Tioga; Erica Hawthorne, $60,000, to establish a mini-grant art program; Fleisher Art Memorial, $50,000, for ColorWheels, a mobile art studio; Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, $100,000, for creation of art-infused skateparks in West Philadelphia; GoKash Productions, $20,000, to promote multicultural original plays; and Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Bureau, $350,000, for Midnight Madness, late-night events at Philadelphia museums.
Also receiving grants: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, $150,000, for emerging-artist residencies; Little Berlin, $10,000, to transform a Kensington lot into an art-event space; the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, $20,000, for an outdoor independent film series on the Parkway; Musicopia, $90,000, for an indoor percussion ensemble, performance opportunities, and lessons; and Orchestra 2001, $40,000, to create a concerto based on the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Other grantees include Partners for Sacred Places, $180,000, to transform a local church into a theatrical space; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, $35,000, to expand Philly Photo Day; Sean Stoops, $20,000, for a series of video events involving projections on buildings; Swim Pony Performing Arts, $50,000, a project that will present plays in nontraditional spaces; and the Brothers Network, $25,000, for a multidisciplinary festival featuring black men.
Also: the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, $25,000, to place local art in public advertising spaces; the Clay Studio, $15,000, to distribute coffee mugs and gather thoughts; the Crossing, $50,000, for performance of new choral works in nontraditional places; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, $80,000, for a work by Daniel Arsham; the Hacktory, $40,000, to promote use of technology in the arts; the University of the Arts, $120,000, for support programs for creative business endeavors; the Village of Arts and Humanities, $60,000, for interactive scavenger hunts led by local artists; Wilma Theater, $60,000, for a series of master classes; and University City District, $120,000, for temporary public-art installations.
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