Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar. She works extensively as a singer, sound artist, writer, bandleader, and actor. Her installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, Ronald Feldman Gallery, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and the New Museum. Morris is an associate professor of humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute. Her poetry book, TDJ: To Do w/ John (2011) is published by Zasterle Press. Rhyme Scheme, a longer poetic manuscript, was published by Chax Press in 2012. She is also developing two audio projects: the Tracie Morris Band and sharpmorris, a collaboration with composer Elliott Sharp. She was the 2007–08 Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2013.
In 2004 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 76 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
BalletX presented the world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Still@Life and Helen Pickett’s Union.
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Lorene Cary is a writer and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Headlong completed a five-month-long research and choreographic project with choreographer Tere O’Connor.
Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.
John Blake, Jr. (1947–2014, Pew Fellow, 2010) took his inspiration as a contemporary jazz violinist and composer from some of the genre’s greats.
Since receiving his Pew Fellowship in 2012, Varrone has developed Box Score: An Autobiography, an app for iPad and iPhone that features work from his book Eephus, a collection of prose poems about baseball.
The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art through bold and ambitious design choices.
Paula Marincola and Melissa Franklin reflect on a quarter-century of direct support to artists—how we got started, how the program has evolved, and what we’ve learned.
This month in Fellows Friday news: Jamaaladeen Tacuma has been named as a 2014 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow in residence, the 2013 Pew Fellow poets read at San Francisco State University, and much more.