Pew Fellowships Increase to $75,000

Leroy Johnson, West Side Series. Photo courtesy of the artist.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Pew Fellowships in the Arts will be raised to $75,000 for each Fellow in the 2015 grant cycle, an increase of $15,000 from the current amount.

The Center’s Fellowships program, which awards twelve grants annually to regional artists working in all disciplines, is among the most highly regarded of its kind in the country. The fellowships are no-strings-attached grants that afford our region’s most talented practitioners valuable time and substantial resources to focus on artistic exploration and professional development. Since 1992, the Fellowships has invested over $15.4 million in support of 299 exceptional artists.

The Pew Fellowships exemplify the Center’s commitment to the continued growth and success of Philadelphia area artists, and our deeply held belief in the value of a thriving artists’ community within our cultural landscape. It is deeply gratifying to continue direct funding to artists at this substantially enhanced level.

Paula Marincola
Executive Director


References

Grants & Grantees

Janet Goldwater is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.

Grants & Grantees

In 2002 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

McCreary is a 2013 Pew Fellow, author of the new poetry collection & now my feet are maps, and co-founder and editor of Philadelphia’s ixnay press.

A multidisciplinary cohort of artists will consider how SAADA’s materials can inform new works that grapple with questions of identity and belonging, and create a platform for overlooked histories.

Grants & Grantees

An artist development initiative supported local and culturally diverse artists working in folk and traditional arts.

John Blake, Jr., a jazz violinist and 2010 Pew Fellow, passed away on August 15, 2014.

Raphael Xavier presents Raphstravaganza, a contemporary circus-style performance featuring street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Rob Fields is the founder and editorial director of Bold As Love magazine, and in 2011, he launched the New Black Imagination Festival.

Bruce Graham’s Rizzo opens at Theatre Exile, NPR features Chris Forsyth, and Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson receives a Bessie Award.

Grants & Grantees

In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Sheryl Robin David is a craft artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.