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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.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (www.pewtrusts.org) is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. It partners with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share a commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
Yane Calovski is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.
Shawn McBride is a writer and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian.
Malik Gaines is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles. He is curator at large at LAXART and a member of the performance art collective My Barbarian.
Mick Moloney is a musician and folklorist, and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
Boston-based guest curator Lucia Sanroman has invited Cohabitation Strategies, an innovative European urban design and performance group, to work with Mural Arts on a community-driven project.
A discovery process to study the connection between anthropomorphism and empathy for animals will inform how the Zoo can leverage its large and diverse collection of animals to encourage visitors to become conservation-minded, civically engaged advocates for animals and nature.
Dr. Doug Sanders discusses the history of plantation kitchens in urban and rural areas.
PRISM Quartet’s Color Theory features a series of performances, lectures, and workshops that investigate the concept of “musical color,” including a Composers Forum.
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.
Toni Shapiro-Phim is a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in the arts of Southeast Asia.
Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.