About Us

Founded in 2016, Philadelphia Contemporary is a contemporary art organization whose mission is to connect the people and places of Philadelphia through art and partnership.

Currently nomadic, Philadelphia Contemporary presents visual art, performance art, and spoken word across the city, with ambitions to establish a freestanding, globally oriented, and locally aware non-collecting arts institution.

What good do we do and for whom?

We connect the people and places of Philadelphia through art and partnership.

What impact do we seek?

To be a valued partner with the people of Philadelphia, creating shared arts experiences that strengthen our individual and community bonds.

Art

We embrace the breadth of what art can be and relish the freedom to experiment and adapt.

Equity

We address systemic injustices through creative expression and work in partnership to share and redistribute power, agency, and resources.

Belonging

We embrace the full spectrum of humanity, cultivate an environment where everyone belongs, and embody diversity in our staff, board, artists, partners, and audiences.

Environment

We care for our communities and the environment, understanding that everything we do has a profound impact on the planet and each other.