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Nov 01, 2018

"We humanize what is going on in the world and in ourselves only by speaking of it, and in the course of speaking of it we learn to be human."

— Hannah Arendt, Men in Dark Times   

For over sixteen years, we have sought to uphold Hannah Arendt's commitment to thinking in public as a way to humanize the world and ourselves.  And we have foregrounded the importance of civil disobedience in holding institutions accountable to the public interest.

Aaron Levy, PhD, MPhil was the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Slought (2002-2022), a...

Through our programming, Slought has provided a vibrant and inclusive platform for people in Philadelphia, the world, and the cloud, and affirmed the power of dialogue to change social conditions through creative action. This past year, we substantively expanded our programming and partners by working at the intersection between the arts, health, and social justice. Alongside a series of dynamic exhibitions and events, we hosted courses, film festivals, student and community groups, after-school programs, welcome home parties for returning citizens, and so much more. 
To realize these endeavors, we made significant improvements to our galleries as well as our digital presence. We also launched a Fiscal Sponsorship program, which will help independent groups and small cultural organizations apply for grants and receive donations. Additionally, we laid the groundwork for a Community MicroFund to support individuals, families, and small organizations in Philadelphia with urgent financial needs pertaining to health, artistic and cultural production, and social welfare. 
All of these efforts are made possible by our generous and thoughtful community of supporters, volunteers, partners, funders, and friends. Please consider making a gift today to help further our collective impact and work. Any amount is meaningful.

Thank you for your interest in our mission and our tireless efforts to build networks for collaboration and solidarity across our communities. We hope you will join us. 
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