The Center offers direct support to individual artists working in all disciplines through its Pew Fellowships program, annually awarding grants of $75,000 each. Fellowships help the most talented artists in the Philadelphia area to achieve their artistic and career goals by awarding substantial financial support, accompanied by a set of customized, focused professional- and career-development resources. Additionally, the Pew Fellows-in-Residence program awards fellowships to two artists from outside the region who will live and work in Philadelphia, becoming part of its vibrant arts scene for a full year. Through such support, the Center aims to elevate the quality and raise the profile of individual artistic work in the region.
Artists are nominated and invited to apply for fellowships. Nominations are collected from an accomplished group of Philadelphia-based cultural practitioners with deep knowledge of artistic practices in the region. Applications are reviewed by a panel of internationally recognized experts.
Please note: The Pew Fellowships-in-Residence program, which brings two artists from outside the region to live and work in Philadelphia for a year, will be paused for 2021.
The deadline for 2021 applications has passed. The links below are provided for reference only. Guidelines for the next round of Fellowships will be available in early 2022. For more information on our latest grants, visit our 2021 grant announcement page.
>>Download the 2021 Fellowship Full Application Guidelines
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