Application guidelines for The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2024 grant cycle are now available. This year’s grant making offers organizations two options for funding. Along with our annual Project grants in the Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and Performance areas, we are introducing Evolving Futures grants. While Project grants are designed to support substantive and ambitious public-facing cultural programs and events, Evolving Futures grants support institutions undertaking structural change that will strengthen organizational sustainability.
Prospective applicants can visit our How to Apply page to download guidelines for both Project and Evolving Futures grants.
Center program staff hosted an information session on this year’s application guidelines on January 9. To view a recording of this session, please email email@example.com.
New Grant Category
The Center’s 2024 Evolving Futures grants were developed in response to the unique challenges and opportunities this critical post-pandemic moment presents for the cultural sector. These grants offer resources to organizations that are willing and ready to adapt or evolve their organizational structures and systems. Evolving Futures proposals must be part of a strategic vision designed to result in demonstrably greater viability and sustainability for applicant organizations. Projects examples include, but are not limited to:
- Business model evolution
- Strategic alliances
- Creation of shared or outsourced infrastructure or administration
- Workforce adaptation/restructuring, including deepened systemic efforts around diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
- Mergers, including with for-profit entities
Applicants can apply for only one grant in the 2024 cycle and may choose between Evolving Futures and Project grants.
>>Download the application guidelines for full details and eligibility on our Apply page.
Increased Support for Artists
The Center is increasing support for artists in the greater Philadelphia region by raising the fellowships award from $75,000 to $85,000 in 2024. The Center annually awards Pew Fellowships to twelve Philadelphia-area artists, providing direct financial support through unrestricted grants to distinctive artists of all disciplines who live and work in our region. In addition to the monetary award, each fellowship includes professional advancement resources such as financial counseling, workshops, and opportunities to participate in artists’ residency programs. Since 1992, the Center has supported artists living and working in Philadelphia through 400 Pew Fellowships.
Artists are nominated and invited to apply for Fellowships. Nominations are collected from a diverse group of Philadelphia-based cultural practitioners with deep knowledge of artistic practices in the region.
The Center continues its support for Philadelphia-area organizations producing distinctive, high-quality, and meaningful cultural experiences. Projects should reflect an organizational commitment to multiple perspectives and inclusive practices in program design, development, and impact. These grants are intended to bring to fruition artistically and programmatically excellent, ambitious, and substantive performances, exhibitions, or interpretation projects for diverse publics.
>>Visit our Apply page for full Letter of Intent guidelines