2014 Year in Review

1/7: The sold-out audience at “Gospel Meets Symphony,” the finale concert of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts” Philadelphia Freedom Festival, July 19, 2014. Photo by Derek Brad.
2/7: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Felix Vazquez.
3/7: 3711 Melon Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. Photo by Patrick Grossi, courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
4/7: New Paradise Laboratories’ The Adults, at the Painted Bride Art Center. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.
5/7: Creole United performs at ZYDECO CROSSROADS event at WXPN. Photo by John Vettese.
6/7: Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread (installation view), 2013. Score by David Lang. Commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory for the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, New York. Photo by Thibault Jeanson.
7/7: Community feast on Pearl Street, using tables and chairs designed by Walter Hood, built by community members during an Asian Arts Initiative block party. Photo by Tim Kyuman Lee.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2014 Year in Review celebrates a spectacular year of innovative cultural presentations and stimulating discussions, as well as a look at some of the exciting Center-funded projects on the horizon.

In 2014, the Center awarded over $9.3 million for 35 Project Grants, 12 Pew Fellowships, and two of our new Advancement Grants. We asked cultural practitioners to engage in dialogue on issues critical to artistic practice, and we welcomed our newest visiting scholar to the Center.

View the 2014 Year in Review here>>.

Grants & Grantees

Art-Reach connects audiences with disabilities or economic disadvantages to the arts, serving as a conduit for those who want access to performances or cultural institutions.

Grants & Grantees

Alex Kanevsky is a painter and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Cliveden of the National Trust is an 18th-century historic house and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A National Historic Landmark, Cliveden was the summer home of prominent colonial attorney Benjamin Chew.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mara Isaacs is the founder and director of Octopus Theatricals LLC, a company dedicated to producing and consulting in the performing arts.

Grants & Grantees

Megawords (run by Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski, both Pew Fellows) is self-described as “an experimental media project” that takes the form of a biannual photography magazine, as well as related installation projects and public events.

Grants & Grantees

Babette Martino (1956–2011) was a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.

Gray Area considers preservation in light of new economic realities, demographic shifts, technological changes, and environmental pressures.

Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, which opens on March 1 at the Michener Art Museum, is featured in the New York Times.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he is “constantly trying to find ways of being in dialogue with the city.”

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.