Naomi Beckwith is a curator known for recognizing artists whose practices are social, participatory, and communal. She joined the curatorial staff at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in May 2011. Prior to joining the staff, Beckwith was associate curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where she curated the exhibition 30 Seconds off an Inch, including artworks by 42 artists of color or those inspired by black culture from more than 10 countries. She was a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012.
Network for New Music commissioned six new works for the Network Ensemble that paired composers with visual artists.
A 2012 Pew Fellow and Leeway Transformation Award winner, Waselchuk is interviewing and photographing Philadelphia block captains for Them That Do, a project which reveals the individual and shared histories of the city’s diverse citizenry.
Opera Philadelphia will implement a new business and program model that will feature an annual season-opening, multi-venue festival, launching in fall 2017, supported by new marketing strategies and a broad range of performance offerings designed to draw audiences from both inside and outside the regional metropolitan area.
Don Byron, a jazz performer and composer, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artist Fellowship, and a Rome Prize for Composition.
Virgil Marti is a visual artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts.
Ralph Rugoff is director of the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre in London.
InterAct Theatre Company is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater.
Brian Phillips (Pew Fellow, 2011) is founding principal of Interface Studio Architects, based in the South Kensington area of Philadelphia.
Sheila M. Sofian is a filmmaker and a 1997 Pew Fellow.
We recap our recent gathering of Fellows, Rebecca Rutstein is selected for an “Artist-at-Sea” residency with the Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard the Falkor research vessel, and musicians Mary Lattimore and Chris Forsyth release new albums.
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.