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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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A Fierce Kind of Love, a new play about the fight for disability rights, will be part of a series of public programs meant to generate public discussion beyond the disability community.
David Levine is an artist working in theater, performance, video, and photography. In 2015, Levine served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
Bringing together Philadelphia community groups, videographers, and humanities scholars to explore the Great Migration.
Dr. Ian Bogost is a video game designer, critic, and researcher. In fall 2012, he visited the Center as part of a series on “gamification” in the arts and culture sector.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1980, Piffaro performs 15th- through 17th-century music.
The Barnes Foundation’s Center-funded exhibition, Yinka Shonibare: Magic Ladders, was highlighted in The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and more.
The fifth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
With a commitment to contemporary craft and design that is broad and inclusive, the Philadelphia Art Alliance is carving out its own space in the museum landscape.
The Slought Foundation developed a research and mentoring initiative that partners West Philadelphia youth with architecture and design students from the University of Pennsylvania.
Bob and Roberta Smith, also known as Patrick Brill, is a British contemporary artist working in text, persona, and public space.
People’s Light & Theatre Company’s project brought six playwrights from across the country to the theater’s campus to develop new work inspired by the region’s diverse communities.
Philly.com gives us a sneak preview of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s upcoming Center-funded project with Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse, which will make Philadelphians’ daily commutes more colorful.