Pew Fellowships in the Arts at 25: Highlighting Fellows’ Achievements Around the World

Tania Isaac, 2011 Pew Fellow. Photo courtesy of the artist.

In 2017, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. The Fellowships program provides direct support to the Philadelphia region’s most talented artists, working in all disciplines.

Over the past 25 years, Pew Fellows have made an impact regionally, nationally, and internationally: They have been recognized with numerous prestigious grants and awards, and have had their work presented in 49 US states and more than 60 countries.

Below, we highlight our Fellows’ growing list of accomplishments—from Pulitzer Prizes and Guggenheim Fellowships, to presentations in leading biennales, museums, and festivals around the globe.

Grants and Awards

30 Guggenheim Fellowships
9 United States Artists Fellowships
4 Creative Capital grants
3 Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards
3 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts
3 MacArthur Fellowships
3 National Heritage Fellowships, awarded by the
National Endowment for the Arts
3 Poets Laureate of Philadelphia
2 Pulitzer Prizes
2 Rome Prizes
2 Grammy Awards
2 Obie Awards
2 Whiting Foundation Writer’s Awards

Museums and Performing Arts Venues

• Brooklyn Academy of Music
• Brooklyn Museum
• Danspace Project
• Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
• Hong Kong Museum of Art
• Library of Congress
• Louvre Museum
• MASS MoCA
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
• Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
• National Gallery of Art
• National Museum of African American History & Culture
• New Museum
• New York Theatre Workshop
• Philadelphia Museum of Art
• Phoenix Art Museum
• Tate Modern
• The Andy Warhol Museum
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• The Morgan Library & Museum
• The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
• The Museum of Modern Art, New York
• Walker Art Center
• Wexner Center for the Arts
• Whitney Museum of American Art
• Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Festivals and Biennials

• Auckland Triennial
• Cannes Film Festival
• Carnegie International
• Dubai International Film Festival
• Dublin International Film Festival
• Documenta
• Edinburgh Festival Fringe
• São Paulo Biennial
• Shanghai International Film Festival
• South by Southwest
• Spoleto Festival USA
• Sundance Film Festival
• Tribeca Film Festival
• Venice Biennale
• Whitney Biennial

Read more Fellows news in our recent news roundups here and here.

Above stats, as of February 2017.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Wendy Perron is a writer, dancer, choreographer, and editor-at-large of Dance Magazine. Perron is a former member of the Trisha Brown Company.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) is a non-profit cooperative for socio-spatial research, design, and development based in New York City, Rotterdam, and Ibiza.

Grants & Grantees

People’s Light will collaborate with the National Theatre of Scotland to develop research and the building blocks for a theater piece that explores the question: What is meaningful work in the 21st century?

Grants & Grantees

One of the first venues in the United States dedicated to the appreciation of limited edition prints, the Print Center has expanded its purview to include photography and ephemera.

Collaborators & Colleagues

New York City-based conceptual artist Fred Wilson is known for repurposing objects and artifacts to lead people to see them in a different way.

On Monday, June 15, 2015, we announced and honored the 2015 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Grants & Grantees

In 1997 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Pew Fellow and former Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez leads a poetry workshop exploring the history of Johnson House, Philadelphia’s only intact stop on the Underground Railroad.

We speak to visual artist Tim Portlock, whose current body of work explores the dialogue between place and the formation of identity.

Grants & Grantees

In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s poetry questions concepts of birthright, lineage, and homeland, investigating relationships between people and the places they inhabit.