Pew Fellow Matthew Mitchell’s compositions address intersections and cross-pollination among various strains of acoustic, electric, composed, and improvised new music.
2014 Pew Fellow Brent Wahl reflects on how Barbara Kasten’s Construct works helped him “make some sense of the forces of the postmodern climate of the 1980s.”
J.C. Todd’s (Pew Fellow, 2014) poems investigate the impact of war, with an insistent eye and ear on language.
Ars Nova Workshop presented a concert series featuring music by composers and multi-instrumentalists Henry Threadgill and Roscoe Mitchell, champions of avant-garde jazz.
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.
Fatu Gayflor (Pew Fellow, 2014) learned music, dance, and traditional arts at an early age in rural Liberia. She states that her goal is “to use singing and songwriting to build cooperation and community among Liberians.”
Choreographer and Pew Fellow Merián Soto on legacy, her interest in the body and its relationship to consciousness, and more.
Filmmaker Heidi Saman’s film Namour is acquired for theatrical and on-demand distribution, theater artist Geoff Sobelle presents The Object Lesson at New York Theatre Workshop, and composer Jennifer Higdon is nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Douglas Crimp is an art critic, author, and the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester.
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
In 1998 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 52 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Choreographer and performer Jennifer Monson is the founder of New York City-based iLAND: Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance.