Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
The Sachs Program is happy to announce the grants awarded from our recent call for proposals - for projects led by or primarily serving Black artists and practitioners within the Penn community. We are supporting eight new projects by staff, alumni, students, fellows and artists.
July 6, 2020
Penn Performers Keep Creating During Pandemic
This spring and summer the student Performing Arts Council has been working with the Platt Student Performing Arts House to encourage and support the hundreds of Penn performers involved in student-run groups, finding ways from afar to promote their work on social media and stay engaged.
June 30, 2020
Kelly Writers House Forum Amplifies Ideas and Voices on Racial Justice
Kelly Writers House livestreamed and recorded, a videoconference on racial justice featuring faculty, students, staff, and alumni. The Writers House is forming a working group for racial justice to connect its community and share readings, writings, ideas, resources, and projects to provide information and comfort and to “challenge racist assumptions and structures.
June 30, 2020
PennPraxis Design Fellows Take on the Real World with Design Solutions
Ellen Neises, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, came to lead PennPraxis, she saw an opportunity for students to take on more ambitious projects, and to build new practice areas that would demonstrate the School’s capacity for interdisciplinary design. PennPraxis Design Fellows work with community leaders to develop an engagement strategy for The Park at Penn’s Landing.
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 2020 Grant Cycle is now closed, and we have announced the 2020 Grant recipients. 2021 grant opportunities will be announced in the fall. 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.
Wednesday July 8Annenberg Host Bria Skonberg Facebook Live Chats
Join trailblazing trumpeter, vocalist and songwriter Bria Skonberg every Sunday at 11 AM and Wednesday at 4 PM for uplifting songs and stories, lively discussions, and even sing-alongs.
Saturday July 11Philadelphia Printmakers Week Long Sale
The Arthur Ross Gallery and Common Press host a virtual printmaker popup.
Tuesday July 14Black Lives Matter: Understanding the Reason Behind Protest and Unrest
Penn Spectrum on the Road presents this discussion about racial justice, police brutality, prison reform, and the reason behind protest and unrest. Our conversation will reflect on the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement since our panelists last discussed these topics at the 2016 Penn Spectrum Weekend Conference.
Tuesday July 14Live Chats About Music with Christian McBride
Christian McBride hosts different guests weekly for live chats about music. Tune in to the Newport Jazz Instagram every Tuesday night at 7 PM. Recent guests have included Norah Jones, Robert Glasper, Joshua Redman, Dianne Reeves and more.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) invites you to enjoy seven weeks of DTH performances through its On Demand Virtual Ballet Series. Through July 25, DTH will premiere a new video of a DTH performance every Saturday at 8 PM.
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.