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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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Rebecca Westcott (1976–2004) was a visual artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow.
In 1994 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 34 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Marian Bantjes is a Canadian graphic artist, designer, typographer, and writer. Her work was included in Word & Image, a Center-funded contemporary exhibition, part of Framing Fraktur at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2015.
Michael Kiley is a composer, sound designer, performer, and educator working in dance, theater, and public installation.
A series of discussions will be held with acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz and various artists and cultural practitioners.
The Wilma Theater presents the world premiere of Adapt!, written by artistic director Blanka Zizka, and drawing on her personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s.
David Gutkin is a PhD student in historical musicology who writes on philosophy of graphic notation in the mid-20th century, music and politics, and ludic theory.
Bruce Metcalf is a jeweler and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Elizabeth Armstrong joined the Palm Springs Art Museum in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer and Director. She served as a Center exhibitions panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.
Opera Philadelphia seeks to create productions of classic and new operatic works that assemble the finest international creative artists, and present a wide array of programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies opera audiences.
An experiment in narrative structure that combines several forms of storytelling, physical language, and a cappella choral music, this world premiere play will investigate “questions of prophecy, fate, and predestination,” says Kaufman.
Bartram’s Garden’s new nursery propagates and promotes native plants, including some first discovered by the Bartram family, the founders of the 45-acre National Historic Landmark.