Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
We are happy to announce the grants awarded from our recent call for proposals - for projects led by or primarily serving Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists and practitioners within the Penn community. We are supporting fourteen projects, which represent a diverse collection of practices and are being led by a wide range of Penn community members including five individual students and one student group, four alumni, three staff and one faculty member.
- June 8, 2021 Turning an Archaeological Practice on its Head
- June 8, 2021 ‘Traveling Black:’ The Fight for Freedom on Roads, Rail, and in the Air
- June 8, 2021 Mystics and Visionaries: A Fine Arts Seminar
- May 18, 2021 Celebrating The ‘incomparable’ Class of 2021
- May 17, 2021 Season Two, Episode Four, of The OMNIA Podcast: National Myths and Monuments
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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.
Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning. Dr. Kendi will speak in conversation with Erika James, Dean of The Wharton School, at the universities Juneteenth Event. This event is co-sponsored by the African-American Resource Center, the department of Africana studies, the Division of Human Resources, Makuu: The Black Cultural Center, the Office of Social Equity and Community, and the Vice Provost for University Life.
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.