Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies, 2017. Photo by Jeff Fusco, courtesy of Association for Public Art.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2017 Year in Review highlights an array of exciting cultural experiences that engaged audiences in museums, theaters, public spaces, and neighborhoods across the Philadelphia region. Our grantees undertook bold, imaginative projects: presenting a symphony of 400 broken instruments, filling the Ben Franklin Parkway with illuminated pedicabs, and creating platforms for communities to imagine a present and future Philadelphia.
In 2017, the Center awarded more than $10.3 million in grants to support 39 projects, 2 advancement grants, and 12 artists' fellowships—and we continued our conversations with noted field leaders on issues critical to cultural practice.