Ars Nova Workshop rallies community support following partial collapse of Sun Ra House in Philadelphia

Following a partial collapse of the building, Ars Nova Workshop is now working with a coalition of foundations, volunteers, contractors, and legal advisors to secure “Sun Ra House,” the Philadelphia home of the Sun Ra Arkestra for over fifty years.

Ad Hoc: Why Improvisation Matters

Join us for Ad Hoc: Why Improvisation Matters — a new podcast about the practice and study of improvisation in music, art, life, and everything beyond. Coming soon from Ars Nova Workshop and Rowhome Productions.

Thank you for your support!

ANW photographer Ryan Collerd's framed images have all sold. Proceeds have gone to Black Lives Matter Philly, The Youth Art & Self Empowerment Project, and Jazz Coalition Commission Fund.

Coming Soon: Muhal Richard Abrams’ SoundPath

Ars Nova Workshop to release Muhal Richard Abrams' SoundPath featuring Bobby Zankel's all-star Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Marty Ehrlich. Pre-order details coming soon.

What we’re up to…

We are still working hard to keep bringing you the life-changing and spirit-lifting music we love so much, and we are finding new ways to do it.

Upcoming Events

September 25, 2020 –January 24, 2021

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal

An exhibition presented by Ars Nova Workshop at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia