Our 2019 Grantee Celebration in Photos

18 Nov 2019

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage executive director Paula Marincola announces the Center's 2019 grantees. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

On Monday, October 21, 2019, we announced 39 new grants in support of Philadelphia’s artists and cultural organizations. More than 120 members of the region’s cultural community gathered at the Science History Institute to celebrate 12 new Pew Fellows and 27 Project grantees.

Find photos from the event below and more in our Facebook album.

Paula Marincola, executive director of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, recognized the outstanding creative achievements of Philadelphia’s vibrant community and conveyed the Center’s belief that “art, and access to art, are essential to the fabric of civic life” before announcing the 2019 grantees.

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2019 grantee celebration attendees watch a video highlighting the Center's grant making. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

Marincola also acknowledged the support of The Pew Charitable Trusts, whose ongoing commitment to the cultural vitality of the greater Philadelphia region makes the Center’s grant-making work possible. Vice President of Pew’s Philadelphia Program Frazierita Klasen congratulated the new grant recipients and remarked, “Our continued investment supports efforts that enrich the cultural life of the region, strengthen the economy, and broaden the city’s visibility as a destination for dynamic arts experiences.”

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Frazierita Klasen, Vice President, The Philadelphia Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts, gives opening remarks. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

In the News: The announcement received coverage from a number of notable outlets, including Artforum, The Art Newspaper, Dance Magazine, the artblog, and Philanthropy News Digest, as well as enthusiastic responses on social media.

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William R. Chase and 2019 Pew Fellow Jonathan Lyndon Chase. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2019 grantee celebration attendees toast the 2019 grantees. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

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2019 Pew Fellow Dinita Clark and Kyle Clark at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2019 grantee celebration. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

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From left to right: Yvonne Lung and Nadine Kolowrat of Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Marianne Fray and Karen Pollack of the Maternity Care Coalition. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

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2019 Pew Fellows, from left to right: Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Imani Perry, Carolyn Lazard, Kirsten Kaschock, Lisa Marie Patzer, Rodrigo Lugo, Dinita Clark, Maria Shaplin, Karyn Olivier, Becky Suss. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

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From left to right: Matthew Callinan of Haverford College, Billy Dufala of RAIR, and James Weissinger of the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

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From left to right: Anne Ishii and Julia Shaw of Asian Arts Initiative and Judy Hellman of Mural Arts Philadelphia. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.

The staff of the Center looks forward to the forthcoming work of these artists and institutions that will inspire audiences and further elevate Philadelphia’s visibility as a thriving hub for culture.

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage staff. Photo by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios.