The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage annually awards up to 12 fellowships of $60,000 to artists of exemplary talent in the five-county Philadelphia area through its Pew Fellowships program, established by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1991. The Center’s goal is to assist the most talented artists in the Philadelphia area in furthering and innovating their work by awarding substantial financial support accompanied by a set of customized, focused professional- and career-development resources. Through such support, the Center aims to elevate the quality and raise the profile of individual artistic work in the region, to create a strong community of Pew Fellows, and to help them achieve their artistic and career goals by connecting them to additional resources in the field. Artists who receive Center support are poised to take full advantage of what the fellowship has to offer, in order to significantly impact and advance their work. Fellowships may be awarded to artists at any stage of their career development and to artists working in a wide range of aesthetics and traditions.