Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation's 2020/2021 grants cycle begins October 1. If you have an innovative and ambitious idea for the arts at Penn, you may be eligible for Sachs Program funding.
- October 8, 2020 Ben Art Bucks Grants Are Now Available for All Students
- October 7, 2020 Sachs Grant Paves Way for ‘Sis Uprising’ In Experimental Video
- October 5, 2020 Philadelphia’s Monument Lab, Receives $4 Million From Mellon Foundation to Reimagine Local Monuments
- October 1, 2020 Penn Museum Reimagines its African, Central American Galleries with a Modern View with Artist Breanna Moore
- September 25, 2020 Gabe Martinez’s ‘Bound to the Past,’ a revisiting of 1981, at Marginal Utility
The University of Pennsylvania has recently released a set of guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, which include restrictions on events and campus access, and the temporary closure of Penn’s arts centers. The Sachs Program will do its best to update our website to reflect any resultant cancellations. We also encourage you to visit the host sites for all events to confirm details. Ongoing events, such as exhibitions, will remain listed on our site for the time being.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation’s 2021 Grant Cycle is now open. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of important news and deadlines.
The Sachs Program’s grantmaking supports innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn faculty, staff, students, departments, programs, and centers. Our vision is that the arts at Penn are valued and embraced as a creative catalyst, driving innovation, inspiration, and action.
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Dr. Destiny Thomas is the founder and CEO of Thrivance Group, a multi-regional, socially responsible, for-profit firm that works to make public spaces and public services more safe, more healthy and more accessible, especially for Black, Indigneous, and transgender people, and those with disabilities. Dr. Thomas has a combined 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and project management within government agencies, including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation’s 2019 SHIP Intern, Tias Volker (C ’21), developed a map that highlights arts resources and centers across Penn’s campus. While not every resource could be included, The Sachs Program encourages you to use this map to explore the breadth of arts offerings at Penn.