Center for Architecture and Design to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Center for Architecture and Design has been approved for an Art Works grant to support an exhibition celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. This project will celebrate and interpret the Women’s Suffrage from a multidisciplinary design cohort of Philadelphia women designers in collaboration with Philadelphia’s young women and future design talent. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  

The Art Works funding category supports projects that focus on public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation; the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; learning in the arts at all stages of life; and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibition.” 

In 2020, in honor of 100 years of women having the right to vote, during the Center for Architecture and Design’s signature event DesignPhiladelphia, the oldest festival of its kind, will produce content through exhibitions, programming, and our CONTEXT magazine to highlight the role of women in design and how women designers have been influenced by the past one hundred years of advocating and fighting for equal rights for all people.  

For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

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