The Sachs Program’s grantmaking supports innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn faculty, staff, students, departments, programs, and centers.
Each year, The Sachs Program will fund a wide variety of activities aligned with the funder’s vision to support teaching art, making art, and presenting art, as well as their aim to provide Penn students with increased access to the arts. Browse our Grant Awards by year, category and affiliation, to learn more about what The Sachs Program has supported in its three years of funding.
Through the Doors – An Opera for Chamber Ensemble, Multimedia, and Electronics
Ania Vu has sought support for her dissertation piece, a chamber opera of which she is both the composer and librettist. Her interdisciplinary work for multimedia, electronics and audience participation invites the audience to engage with questions on the extent of personal freedom, choice, and the role of time.
- September 16, 2020 “Kiraiñia,” a Documentary Film by Juan Castrillón, Explores the Musical Practices of the Cubeo Emi-Hehénewa in Southern Colombian Amazonia
- February 1, 2021 A Penn English Class Created and Taught by Author and Playwright Lorene Cary Explores Civic Engagement
- December 15, 2020 Two Penn English Faculty Receive Creative Capital Award for Writing Projects