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.
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.
Alex Kanevsky is a painter and a 1997 Pew Fellow.
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.
Mara Isaacs is the founder and director of Octopus Theatricals LLC, a company dedicated to producing and consulting in the performing arts.
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.
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.
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.