Buzzworthy: 2016 Year in Review

09 Jan 2017


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.

Explore our 2016 Year in Review, and look ahead to 2017's cultural offerings, here. >>