2015 Year in Review

1/10: Chopin Without Piano, produced by Centrala, Warsaw, conceived and written by Michał Zadara and Barbara Wysocka, directed by Michał Zadara. Chopin performed by Barbara Wysocka. Photo by Natalia Kabanow. Courtesy of Swarthmore College.
2/10: Yolanda Wisher, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
3/10: Barbara Kasten, Construct 32, 1986, 40 x 30 inches, Cibachrome. Photo courtesy of the artist.
4/10: After the Rehearsal/Persona by Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Photo © Jan Versweyveld.
5/10: Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble in concert with The Crossing choir and soloist Dalal Abu Amneh, 2015. Photo by Chip Colson.
6/10: Installation view of Temple Contemporary’s reFORM, in collaboration with Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio. Photo by Constance Mensh. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
7/10: Jumatatu Poe, 2012 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
8/10: Opera Philadelphia presents Verdi’s La Traviata. Photo by Kelly & Massa.
9/10: Bob and Roberta Smith, Art Makes People Powerful (2013). Fabric with applique and embroidery. Courtesy of the artist and Pierogi Gallery.
10/10: Lucinda Childs’ Available Light in performance at the Drexel University Armory as part of the 2015 FringeArts Fringe Festival. Photo © Jacques-Jean Tiziou. Courtesy of FringeArts.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2015 Year in Review highlights the outstanding accomplishments of our grantees, and the broad scope of the Center’s funding.

In 2015, we marked the Center’s tenth year of grantmaking and awarded over $9.6 million through 49 grants, supporting more than 330 performances, exhibitions, and events across the Philadelphia region. We also engaged with leading cultural practitioners and artists from around the world—publishing 70 interviews and essays on issues critical to cultural practice.

We invite you to explore a snapshot of 2015, and preview what’s to come in the New Year, here>>.

RAIR will screen the post-apocalyptic action adventure movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome at its outdoor recycling facility in Northeast Philadelphia.

We recap our recent gathering of Fellows, Rebecca Rutstein is selected for an “Artist-at-Sea” residency with the Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard the Falkor research vessel, and musicians Mary Lattimore and Chris Forsyth release new albums.

Grants & Grantees

Terrence Cameron is a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, dedicated to creating beauty and building community through gardening, greening, and learning.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Matt Porterfield has written, directed, and produced three feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011), and I Used To Be Darker (2013).

Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design fosters the study, exploration, and management of the arts: media, design, the performing, and visual.

During a recent conversation at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, our visiting scholar Kristy Edmunds asked Philip Bither about making curatorial choices that lead to dynamic artistic experiences for audiences.

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.

Located outside of West Philadelphia, The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation is a 54-acre, 18th-century garden, cemetery, and mansion that offers the public one of the nation’s most architecturally sophisticated neoclassical houses from the years following the American Revolution.

Dancer Megan Bridge gives an insider’s perspective on performing Lucinda Childs’ work at the soft opening of the new FringeArts space.

Grants & Grantees

Linh Dinh is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.