We are dedicated to supporting community-based arts and creativity in Philadelphia through programming, convening and advocacy. Our first project is a 5-year grant program, Art Works, developed in close collaboration with the Philadelphia Foundation (see more below). Other upcoming initiatives will include artist-in-residence programs and a series of public works.

Sheldon Abba

March 2022
Open
Art Works is a $3 million grant program in partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation designed to support community-based arts and cultural organizations and emerging artists working in partnership with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and other underserved communities. Art Works places a premium on work designed to connect, build and transform spaces and narratives to break down barriers through open access and inclusion.