Debra Zimmerman has been the executive director of Women Make Movies Women Make Movies, a nonprofit, New York-based film organization that supports women filmmakers, since 1983. During her tenure it has grown into the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Zimmerman has curated and organized video and film exhibitions for numerous organizations, including the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Formerly the president and chair of the board of directors of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, and a member of the board of the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture, Zimmerman has moderated panels and given master classes at the Sundance Film Festival, MIPDOC, and Reel Scree,n as well as film festivals in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. She sat on the Center’s Pew Fellowships panel in 2009.
People’s Light & Theatre Company undertook a long-range plan to align future programming with its mission of integrating art and education.
Bruce Altshuler directs the museum studies program in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University.
Kinan Abou-afach is a cellist, composer, and classical Arab musician born in Damascus, Syria, who performs extensively with Philadelphia Arabic cultural organization Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
Pattie McCarthy, a 2011 Pew Fellow, has established herself as a serious and ambitious young poet with a strong sense of language and tradition.
Thelma Golden has been the director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem since 2000.
In 1996 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 28 dance and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 1995 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 23 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced its 2014 grants in support of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community today. They include 12 new Pew Fellowships of $60,000 each, 35 project grants in amounts up to $300,000, and two Advancement grants of $500,000 each.
Christopher Bursk is a poet and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
WPCA cultivates interest and support for the arts in West Philadelphia by increasing the visibility of the community’s cultural resources.
Enid Mark (1932–2008) was a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.