In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Poet and 2013 Pew Fellow Emily Abendroth’s poetry encourages readers to discover difficult truths woven into social, cultural, and physical realities.
In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Pew Fellow, 2011) is considered a living legend among jazz circles. He is credited with redefining the potential of the electric bass.
In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin to “promote useful knowledge.” Its museum routinely commissions artists to complement and expand on exhibition programming.
Since receiving his Pew Fellowship in 2012, Varrone has developed Box Score: An Autobiography, an app for iPad and iPhone that features work from his book Eephus, a collection of prose poems about baseball.
Laura Keim serves as curator for Stenton and Historic Germantown and its collections. She is a lecturer of historic interiors at Philadelphia University and in the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Musician and Pew Fellow Chris Madak on artistic motivation, the notion of “perfection,” and more.
Exhibitions funded by the Center, as well as Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin’s 55th Venice Biennale installation, made several top 10 lists in Artforum’s Best of 2013 December issue.
Robert Storr has been a professor of painting and dean of the School of Art at Yale University since 2006.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.