Announcing the 25th Anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts

Elephant Room, Geoff Sobelle. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Today, we launch a four-month celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. A program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Fellowships has invested annually in the Philadelphia region’s most talented artists working in all disciplines, and provided direct support to 323 artists to-date.

To celebrate a quarter-century of steadfast belief in the value and impact of artists, we’ve created a lively website that provides a glimpse into the region’s distinctive creative output, through new Pew Fellows interviews, an evolving Instagram exhibition of Fellow’s work, a history of the program, and more. We invite you to join the celebration at the link below, and revisit the site for weekly updates. In March, the Center will release a short film exploring the profound impact of the Fellowships on the creative lives of the region’s artists. In the meantime, you can view video trailers on the anniversary page, and follow @PewCenterArts on Instagram so you don’t miss a moment of our anniversary celebration.

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Grants & Grantees

Tina Davidson is a composer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art.

Grants & Grantees

Stacy Levy is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

The 2012 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Residency at the MacDowell Colony was awarded to visual artist Kara Crombie and free jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow and choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace created Store, a site-specific dance work performed inside an abandoned megastore.

Grants & Grantees

Known for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco has been dancing in the Philadelphia community since 1970.

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.

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.

Originally created with Center support for the 2012 FringeArts Festival, Georgia Tech Arts now presents Thaddeus Phillips’ Red-Eye to Havre de Grace at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Johannes Goebel joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2002 as the founding director of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

Grants & Grantees

Peter Paulsen is a classical and jazz performer, both of which influence his composition style, and a 2007 Pew Fellow.