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PHILADELPHIA—The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced its 2014 grants in support of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community today. They include 12 new Pew Fellowships of $60,000 each, 35 project grants in amounts up to $300,000, and two Advancement grants of $500,000 each.
“Through the work of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, we are pleased to support the cultural vitality of greater Philadelphia,” said Michael Dahl, who directs the Philadelphia program for The Pew Charitable Trusts. “These types of high-quality, meaningful cultural experiences continue to make our region an attractive place to live and visit.”
“Our 2014 grantees attest to the dynamism and variety of Philadelphia’s cultural scene and carry the promise of exciting and rewarding experiences for audiences across the region,” said Paula Marincola, executive director of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. “We are gratified to support such a vibrant and ambitious group of artists and projects.”
Following is a partial list of artists, projects, and organizations receiving awards. For a complete list of grantees, click here (PDF).
Project Grants for Events, Exhibitions, and Performances:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage envisions greater Philadelphia as a widely recognized hub for dynamic cultural experiences and a place in which creative expression and interpretation, as well as the exchange of ideas, are vital forces in public life. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.pcah.us.
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Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, the Re-Place-ing Philadelphia project will use art as a lens for viewing the city and its history.
Guillaume Pirard is a violinist who is a founding member of the chamber orchestra The Knights.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.
This month, Center-funded projects from Silvana Cardell and Anna Drozdowski culminate in live performances and workshops, while FringeArts looks forward to a fall theater presentation by hosting a discussion with Obie Award-winning Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove.
This month’s Fellows news digest features Geoff Sobelle’s “charming and sobering” performance piece; the trailer for The Barefoot Artist, a new film about Lily Yeh, filmed by Glenn Holsten; and Marshall Allen interviewed in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Wilma Theater developed a new play with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and a full company of actors, charting a Marine’s complicated return home from war.
The first event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
Kim Arrow is a dance artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Following Tuesday’s performance of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, veterans will speak about the challenges of representing their experiences artistically.
PRISM will explore the artistic possibilities that arise at the intersection of saxophone music, technology, and time-based visual art, to lay the foundation for an evening-length production.
Benjamin Volta (Pew Fellow, 2015) creates intricate public murals and sculptures, and works within the fields of education, restorative justice, and urban planning.
Whit MacLaughlin is a theater artist, the founder of New Paradise Laboratories, and a 2002 Pew Fellow.