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 first two years of funding.
Incubation Series 2019 – 2020
The Incubation Series is a collaborative arts initiative developed by members of the Fine Arts and History of Art graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania. The Series aims to showcase the work of MFA students in focused, conceptually rigorous exhibitions and to provide an opportunity for Art History graduate students to expand their curatorial practices.
June 4, 2019
Stuart Weitzman School of Design Lecturer Designs Stonewall Anniversary Exhibit
“Tonight is Forever,” a new exhibit at the William Way LGBT Community Center created by Stuart Weitzman School of Design Senior Lecturer Gabriel Martinez, is on display through June 28.
June 3, 2019
Walt Whitman and the People’s Press
A unique course combining literature and design leads to a mobile printing press that will be part of the poet’s 200th birthday celebration.
May 16, 2019
Refrigerator Residency Co-founder Will Use a Fulbright Award to Study Artists in Ukraine
Wilson Fisher (C '19) is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, which will enable him to study events in Ukraine that have taken place since the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution in support of integration into the European Union, through the lens of photography. Fisher is the co-founder of Refrigerator Residency, which showcases the “words, works, and wanderings” of contemporary artists through postcards and refrigerator magnets. The project was supported by a Ben Art Bucks grant from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.