Operation Food for Thought

Via Theresa Rose


To create connections between neighborhood restaurateurs and artists by commissioning dinners featuring art projects from across neighborhoods

To create connections between neighborhood restaurateurs and artists, Operation Food for Thought will produce cutting-edge art and food projects that respond to growing trends in contemporary art and emerging food culture. The project will commission internationally renowned artists to develop site-specific and content-relevant local food projects. Participating restaurants will be predominantly family run and reflect the neighborhood’s demographics. During the spring of 2015, each artist will present their project that may include artist-designed dinner events, menu additions and other collaborations with the restaurants.

Theresa Rose is the visual arts program director for FringeArts, as well as an artist and organizer. Rose previously served as public art project manager for the City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, having managed the city's Percent for Art Program and produced Soil Kitchen, the city's first temporary and participatory public art commission. She is also founder of Philly Stake, a micro-granting program for creative community engaging projects. While earning her master’s in fine arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she co-chaired the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Project Team

Theresa Rose