Pew Fellow, 1995
Emily Brown is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.
Karina Muñiz is currently the political director of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women based in California.
Ted Passon (Pew Fellow, 2014) is a filmmaker whose work explores human relationships and how they shape our world.
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.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Pew Fellow, 2011) is considered a living legend among jazz circles. He is credited with redefining the potential of the electric bass.
Megawords (run by Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski, both Pew Fellows) is self-described as “an experimental media project” that takes the form of a biannual photography magazine, as well as related installation projects and public events.
The Village will host two accomplished West African social practice artists, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Olanre Tejuoso, during residencies in which they will collaborate with north central Philadelphia’s families to design and execute a public art project, nurturing a space for community members to creatively transform their physical landscape.
Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.
Dancer and choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the founder of Brooklyn-based contemporary dance ensemble Evidence, A Dance Company.
While Jens Hoffmann was in Philadelphia to lecture at the Center in 2011, he made a few “studio” visits with local dance companies and described the experience to us.
Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
Campuzano, a visual artist and 2009 Pew Fellow, spent an entire night in the Center office, with only the staff’s belongings for company. He used the experience as inspiration for a new set of drawings.