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