Sheila M. Sofian

1997 Pew Fellow

Collaborators & Colleagues

Anna Drozdowski is an independent curator working in non-traditional, hybrid, and new performance practices.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Saxophonist, arranger, and composer Tim Ries has worked with many greats, including Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Maynard Ferguson, and Paul Simon.

Grants & Grantees

Becky Birtha is a writer and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

William Larson is a media artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

Pew Fellow and former Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez leads a poetry workshop exploring the history of Johnson House, Philadelphia’s only intact stop on the Underground Railroad.

The 2012 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Residency at the MacDowell Colony was awarded to visual artist Kara Crombie and free jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

Poet and 2012 Pew Fellow Kevin Varrone (Pew Fellow, 2012) spent the past few years designing and building an app that traces the history of the Phillies, as well as his personal relationship with baseball.

Opera Philadelphia presented the East Coast premiere of Tan Dun’s 2002 opera, which uses elements of Japanese and Chinese tea ceremonies to tell a tragic love story.

Grants & Grantees

Pattie McCarthy, a 2011 Pew Fellow, has established herself as a serious and ambitious young poet with a strong sense of language and tradition.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since his emergence as a professional jazz saxophonist and composer in the 1950s, Wayne Shorter has earned a reputation as one of the most influential jazz musicians of our time.

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.

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.