Pew Fellowships in the Arts at 25: Highlighting Fellows’ Achievements Around the World

14 Feb 2017


Tania Isaac, 2011 Pew Fellow. Photo courtesy of the artist.

In 2017, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. The Fellowships program provides direct support to the Philadelphia region’s most talented artists, working in all disciplines.

Over the past 25 years, Pew Fellows have made an impact regionally, nationally, and internationally: They have been recognized with numerous prestigious grants and awards, and have had their work presented in 49 US states and more than 60 countries.

Below, we highlight our Fellows’ growing list of accomplishments—from Pulitzer Prizes and Guggenheim Fellowships, to presentations in leading biennales, museums, and festivals around the globe.

Grants and Awards*

  • 30 Guggenheim Fellowships
  • 9 United States Artists Fellowships
  • 4 Creative Capital grants
  • 3 Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards
  • 3 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts
  • 3 MacArthur Fellowships
  • 3 National Heritage Fellowships, awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 3 Poets Laureate of Philadelphia
  • 2 Pulitzer Prizes
  • 2 Rome Prizes
  • 2 Grammy Awards
  • 2 Obie Awards
  • 2 Whiting Foundation Writer’s Awards

Museums and Performing Arts Venues

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Danspace Project
  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • Library of Congress
  • Louvre Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • New Museum
  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Walker Art Center
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Festivals and Biennials

  • Auckland Triennial
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Carnegie International
  • Dubai International Film Festival
  • Dublin International Film Festival
  • Documenta
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • São Paulo Biennial
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
  • South by Southwest
  • Spoleto Festival USA
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • Venice Biennale
  • Whitney Biennial


Read more Fellows news in our recent news roundups here and here.

*Above stats, as of February 2017