International House Philadelphia is starting off 2017 with some exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that we have received a two-year, $60,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of our film program. We are proud to join our collaborator and neighbor, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), as one of only two organizations in the entire state of Pennsylvania to receive a grant from the Foundation this year.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987, in accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, to provide support for the advancement of the visual arts. The grant marks the first time that International House Philadelphia -- the region's premier resource for film and moving image art -- has received funding from the Warhol Foundation.
This follows a generous grant that we recently received from the Wyncote Foundation, which also supports our cinema programming. The recognition and backing of these two organizations will lay the groundwork for some ambitious and innovative new programs in the coming months.
These grants make it possible to present programs such as our yearlong spotlight on the films and filmmakers distributed by Women Make Movies, which was founded to address the under-representation of women in the media industry. This series continues in February and March at International House. Separately, in May, we will begin a new recurring series of screenings focusing on underground/artist’s cinema called Subversive Elements. We will be sharing details soon on this series and many other exciting developments in the coming months.
We hope you will join us for all of these fantastic programs in our Ibrahim Theater soon!