Response to COVID-19: Application Deadline Extensions and Center Office Operations

23 Mar 2020

We are mindful of how the COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruptions to our lives, both professional and personal. While we are moving forward with the Center’s 2020 grant application process, we have extended deadlines in our current grant cycle.

Please make note of these NEW dates:

  • March 25: Letters of Intent to Apply for a project grant due
  • April 17: Fellowship applications due
  • April 17: Date by which the Center will notify applicants of an invitation to submit a full grant application
  • June 24: Project grant applications due
  • October: Notification of grants awarded

Our digital application system will continue to be fully available to LOI and Fellowship applicants through their respective deadlines.

Office Operations

Center staff are maintaining business operations remotely and are available to answer your questions via phone and email during usual business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Program staff will do our utmost to be flexible and thoughtful in working with our grantees around grant requirements, reporting, budgeting, and adapting to how COVID-19 is affecting their grants with us.

We are continuing our work in support of the cultural community to the best of our ability as the situation around the pandemic evolves, and we will provide necessary updates here. Please continue to contact program staff with any questions.

All of us at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage care deeply about the well-being of our community and urge you to follow current CDC recommendations, as well as state and local specifications, regarding how to respond to this unprecedented situation. Updates from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health can be found at

Our thoughts and wishes for your continued good health and safety are with you.