Celebrating the 2014 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Grantees

1/26: Paula Marincola, Executive Director of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, announces and toasts the 2014 grantees. Photo by Kevin Monko.
2/26: The three speakers of the evening. From left to right: Michael J. Dahl, Senior Vice President of The Philadelphia Program, Technology and Planning, Pew Charitable Trusts; Paula Marincola, Executive Director, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; and Helen Haynes, Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy. Photo by Kevin Monko.
3/26: The 2014 Pew Fellows. Back row, from left to right: Mary Lattimore, Matt Saunders, Travis Macdonald, Brent Wahl. Middle row, from left to right: Ted Passon; Michael Djupstrom; Leroy Johnson; Melissa Franklin, Director of Pew Fellowships; Thomas Devaney. Front row, from left to right: Helen Haynes, Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Paula Marincola, Center Executive Director; J.C. Todd; Susan Rethorst; Laynie Browne. Photo by Kevin Monko.
4/26: Amy Sadao, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Kevin Monko.
5/26: Left to right: Andy Baker, Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Zoo; Jane Golden, Executive Director, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; and Greg Goldman, Vice President of Development, Philadelphia Zoo. Photo by Kevin Monko.
6/26: Left to right: Lisa Nelson-Haynes, Associate Director, Painted Bride Art Center; Gayle Isa, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative; Robert Gutowski, Director of Public Programs, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. Photo by Kevin Monko.
7/26: From left to right: Michael J. Dahl, Senior Vice President of The Philadelphia Program, Technology and Planning, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Paula Marincola, Executive Director, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; and Doug Bohr, Director of The Philadelphia Program, Pew Charitable Trusts. Photo by Kevin Monko.
8/26: Paula Marincola, Executive Director of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, announces the 2014 grantees. Photo by Kevin Monko.
9/26: The crowd listens as Center Executive Director Paula Marincola announces and toasts the 2014 grantees. Photo by Kevin Monko.
10/26: Helen Haynes, Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, speaks to the crowd at the Center’s 2014 grantee event. Photo by Kevin Monko.
11/26: In the foreground, from left to right: Lisa Nelson-Haynes, Associate Director, Painted Bride Art Center; Laurie Zierer, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Humanities Council; Thomas Devaney, 2014 Pew Fellow; Laynie Browne, 2014 Pew Fellow; JenMarie Macdonald; Travis Macdonald, 2014 Pew Fellow. Photo by Kevin Monko.
12/26: Ted Passon, 2014 Pew Fellow. Photo by Kevin Monko.
13/26: Louis Massiah, 1994 Pew Fellow and Executive Director, Scribe Video Center; and Charles Hardy III, Professor, West Chester University. Photo by Kevin Monko.
14/26: The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage directorial staff. From left to right: Melissa Franklin, Director of Pew Fellowships; Bill Adair, Director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation; Paula Marincola, Executive Director; Bill Bissell, Director of Performance. Photo by Kevin Monko.
15/26: Kaytie Johnson, Rochelle F. Levy Director and Curator, The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, and Sally Elk, ‎President and CEO, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Photo by Kevin Monko.
16/26: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director, and Alan Harler, Artistic Director, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Photo by Kevin Monko.
17/26: Fatu Gayflor, 2014 Pew Fellow and leader of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change. Photo by Kevin Monko.
18/26: Richard Torchia, Director, Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Sarah Biemiller, Assistant Director, Temple Contemporary. Photo by Kevin Monko.
19/26: From left to right: Anna Drozdowski, independent curator and 2014 grantee; Darielle Mason, Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lisa Sonneborn, Visionary Voices Project Coordinator, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Photo by Kevin Monko.
20/26: Kiranavali Vidyasankar, vocalist, performer, and 2014 grantee. Photo by Kevin Monko.
21/26: Matt Saunders and Mary Lattimore, 2014 Pew Fellows. Photo by Kevin Monko.
22/26: Sandy Upton, Development Director, FringeArts. Photo by Kevin Monko.
23/26: From left to right: Ainsley Cameron, Associate Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Alex Klein, Program Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Mekala Krishnan, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellow in Indian and Himalayan Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Kevin Monko.
24/26: Hanna Khoury, 2010 Pew Fellow and Music Director, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. Photo by Kevin Monko.
25/26: From left to right: Leroy Johnson, 2014 Pew Fellow; Christina Roberts, Head of Education, Fabric Workshop and Museum; Stephanie Greene, Head of Exhibitions and Publications, Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Kevin Monko.
26/26: The crowd celebrates the Center’s 2014 grantees. Photo by Kevin Monko.


On Monday, June 16, 2014, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage honored its 2014 grantees with an celebration at Curtis Institute’s Lenfest Hall. Center Executive Director Paula Marincola announced the full list of grantees for the first time—the recipients of 35 project grants, 12 Pew Fellows, and two Advancement grants of $500,000 each—and led the room in a toast to their achievements. Other speakers included Michael J. Dahl, Senior Vice President of The Philadelphia Program, Technology and Planning, Pew Charitable Trusts; and Helen Haynes, the new Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy. Haynes congratulated the grantees and spoke to her own history of working in Philadelphia’s cultural sector, and how the Center’s support has helped to shape the path of her career.

Click through our slide show above for exclusive photos from the June 16 celebration. Visit the Center newsroom for more information about our 2014 grants, including a press release, grantee descriptions, and a full list of 2014 panelists and evaluators.

Temple Contemporary’s Center-funded reFORM project, on view through May 2016 at Tyler School of Art, continues to garner media attention, including a New York Times feature.

Grants & Grantees

The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jennifer S.B. Calienes is an independent consultant and senior advisor for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University, where she served as founding director (2004–14).

Grants & Grantees

Emancipating Cliveden was a radical reinterpretation of Cliveden of the National Trust, based on extensive evidence of the Chew family’s slaveholding.

Grants & Grantees

Founded in 2002 by two composers, Chamber Music Now provided the Philadelphia community with original concert productions.

Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Chester Cultural Corridor Initiative takes a novel approach to city planning, using theater and community dialogue to inform the revitalization of the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) along Avenue of the States between City Hall and Widener University.

Supported by the Center, the country’s first-ever queer jazz festival will address intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz music, and will take place September 18–21, 2014.

The Morris Arboretum is home to more than 12,000 labeled plants of approximately 2,500 types, several historic buildings, and a collection of historic and contemporary sculpture.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Paul Schimmel was the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) from 1990 to 2012 and has organized over 50 exhibitions in his career.

Two seminal figures of the New York dance world—Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst—sat down to talk about their distinct practices and the evolution of the field.

Two recently completed Center-supported projects have released publications documenting artistic collaborations and community engagement processes.

Open rehearsal with Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble and The Crossing, in conjunction with the Center-funded Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music.