On Monday, June 16, 2014, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage honored its 2014 grantees with an celebration at Curtis Institute's Lenfest Hall. Center Executive Director Paula Marincola announced the full list of grantees for the first time—the recipients of 35 project grants, 12 Pew Fellows, and two Advancement grants of $500,000 each—and led the room in a toast to their achievements. Other speakers included Michael J. Dahl, Senior Vice President of The Philadelphia Program, Technology and Planning, Pew Charitable Trusts; and Helen Haynes, the new Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy. Haynes congratulated the grantees and spoke to her own history of working in Philadelphia's cultural sector, and how the Center's support has helped to shape the path of her career.
Click through our slide show above for exclusive photos from the June 16 celebration. Visit the Center newsroom for more information about our 2014 grants, including a press release, grantee descriptions, and a full list of 2014 panelists and evaluators.