Martha McDonald performs Songs of Memory and Forgetting as part of RAIR: Live at the Dump. Photo by Mike Persico.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2016 Year in Review highlights the ambitious programs and distinctive artistic voices that contributed to a generous year of cultural experiences.
In 2016, the Center awarded more than $10 million in grants to support 36 projects, 5 advancement grants, and 12 artists’ fellowships. Our grantees undertook a wide variety of projects: premiering a daring new opera, transporting audiences with cutting-edge virtual reality technology, and filling outdoor spaces—from a terrace at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to a recycling facility—with art. And more than 60 artists, curators, and cultural practitioners addressed the critical issues of artistic production in our ongoing Questions of Practice series.