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

In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Peter d’Agostino is a multimedia artist and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Judd Greenstein is a composer and music presenter based in Brooklyn, NY. He curates the Ecstatic Music Festival, an annual showcase of new collaborative concerts between artists from different musical worlds.

Grants & Grantees

In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

The Preservation Alliance promotes the importance and appropriate use of historic buildings and landscapes in the Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.

This week, we speak to musician and composer Chris Forsyth, whose career remains devoted to his roots in rock music, while questioning and expanding upon them.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Gilbert Vicario is senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa.

Grants & Grantees

Anthony Campuzano (Pew Fellow, 2009) is known for his use of found language in his drawings, using text from newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, paperback novels, and song lyrics.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news, President Obama nominates Pepón Osorio to the National Council on the Arts, Columbus State University announces plans to open the Bo Bartlett Center, and Jenny Sabin creates an installation for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jeanne van Heeswijk is a Dutch visual artist whose work centers on the complex relationship between public space and urban renewal.