Major Jackson

1995 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 1995
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Grants & Grantees

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.

Musician and Pew Fellow Chris Madak on artistic motivation, the notion of “perfection,” and more.

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.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Questions of Practice

We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Emily Abendroth read a selection from her poem “Always Hook a Gift Horsey Dead in the Kisser [An Invocation].”

Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2014, part of the ongoing partnership between The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and four North American artist residency programs.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Timothy Douglas is a freelance director and actor. He served as a Center theater panelist in 2011.

Grants & Grantees

Kate Watson-Wallace produced Everywhere, a new online interactive dance piece.

This month in Fellows Friday news: King Britt is named a 2014 SPACES resident at the Village of Arts & Humanities, Marshall Allen celebrates Sun Ra’s 100th Birthday, and much more.

Grants & Grantees

“I’m interested in how personality is replacing gender in how people are defined,” says 2009 Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin, an innovative video artist who creates phantasmagorical media installations.

Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, The Philadelphia Inquirer celebrates ten years of Martha Graham Cracker, the alter ego of theater artist Dito van Reigersberg. Poet Major Jackson has published a new book with W.W. Norton & Company, and visual artist Gabriel Martinez opens a solo show at The Print Center this fall. DJ King Britt and performance artist Kate Watson-Wallace will co-curate a new music series as part of the 2015 Fringe Festival in September.