Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art. She is director of the annual Doc Fortnight film festival, and is a participating curator in the selection of artists and films for series such as Contenders, Modern Mondays, and MoMA Presents. Berger has organized and collaborated on retrospectives of international artists and filmmakers, including Harun Farocki, Su Friedrich, Bahman Ghobadi, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Alanis Obomsawin, Lourdes Portillo, Sally Potter, Vittorio De Seta, and Abderrahmane Sissako, and media installation shows of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Emily Jacir, Patty Chang and David Kelley, Seoungho Cho, and Mary Lucier. Recent exhibitions include Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions, Deborah Stratman: The Thing Unnamed, Roddy Bogawa: If Films Could Smell, Bill Morrison: Compositions, and Naomi Kawase. In 2016, Berger served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.
First Person Arts offers bi-monthly story slams, classes, and an annual festival dedicated to transforming real life into documentary art.
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.
Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.
Raphael Xavier presents Raphstravaganza, a contemporary circus-style performance featuring street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music.
Philadelphia Theatre Company produced the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s backstage period work about opera composer Vincenzo Bellini and the opening of his final opera.
In 2002 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
The Winter 2013 issue of Trust, the official magazine of The Pew Charitable Trusts, features The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s artist residency program, established with arts colonies throughout North America.
Spanning avant-garde jazz, modern classical music, improvised music, and klezmer, 2012 Pew Fellow Dan Blacksberg pushes at the technical and textural extremes of his instrument, the trombone.
Margie Strosser is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Vocalist, composer, and recording artist Tokay Tomah on starting her artistic career in Liberia, using music as a vehicle for building peace, and more.
Choreographer and Pew Fellow Merián Soto on legacy, her interest in the body and its relationship to consciousness, and more.
Rebecca Westcott (1976–2004) was a visual artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow.