2016 Project Grant Guidelines Now Available

22 Sep 2015


Bob and Roberta Smith, Art Makes People Powerful (2013). Fabric with applique and embroidery. Courtesy of the artist and Pierogi Gallery.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to announce that the 2016 guidelines for Project grant applications are now available. The Center makes Project grants in two program areas: Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and Performance. Our program areas reflect the increasingly hybrid nature of contemporary practice and the fluid boundaries among and between disciplines in the presentation and interpretation of material and visual culture, and in the performing arts.

2015 has marked the Center's tenth year of grant making in support of the Philadelphia region's cultural organizations and artists, including artist-driven and community-based organizations, major civic institutions, and extraordinary artists and curators living and working in our area and around the globe.

This past grant cycle, the Center awarded more than $9.6 million in grants to Philadelphia area organizations and individual practitioners, encompassing 34 projects in Performance and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation; three new Advancement grants; and 12 Pew Fellowships for individual artists.

>> Please visit our Apply page to learn more about the Center's grant making and our application process, and to download a PDF of the 2016 guidelines.

We strongly encourage all potential applicants to review the application guidelines and then make an appointment with Center program staff by October 16, 2015 to discuss project ideas. To schedule an appointment contact:

Exhibitions & Public Interpretation
Chloe Reison
267.350.4950, creison[at]pcah.us

Erin Read
267.350.4970, eread[at]pcah.us

Please note these important dates:
November 18, 2015 at 4 p.m.—Letter of Intent to Apply deadline
Week of December 15, 2015—Notification of invitation to apply
March 2, 2016 at 4 p.m.—Full Project grant applications deadline

Announcements of all Center grant recipients will be made in June 2016.