Photos and Video: Celebrating Our 2018 Grantees

19 Jul 2018


From left to right: Meg Onli of Institute of Contemporary Art, 2018 Pew Fellow Ursula Rucker, and Anthony Molden. Photo by Sabina Sister.

On Monday, June 18, 2018, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced 45 grants in support of a wide range of extraordinary work from the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The celebration brought together 135 members of the arts and culture community at FringeArts to honor 12 new Pew Fellows and 33 Projects grantees.


2018 Pew Fellows. From left to right: Ellie Clark of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; David Hartt; Paula Marincola, Executive Director, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Ursula Rucker; Alex Torra; Leah Stein; Diane Monroe; Quentin Morris; Rachel Zolf; Zaye Tete; David Ludwig; Melissa Franklin, Director, Pew Fellowships. Not pictured: 2018 Fellows Jonathan Olshefski, Ken Lum, Michele Angela Ortiz. Photo by Sabina Sister.

National and regional press outlets, including Philanthropy News Digest, ArtForum, Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Generocity, and Philly Voice covered the announcement. The Philadelphia Business Journal reported: “The $8.7 million is another bout of respite for organizations and individuals operating in the arts and cultural industry in Philadelphia, which generates $4.1 billion in economic impact to the region…”

We began with a short video looking back at at the remarkable work that has invigorated the civic life of our region over the past year.

A Year of Grantmaking For a Vibrant Community, 2017-2018

Highlights from the 2017 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Frazierita Klasen, vice president of The Philadelphia Program at The Pew Charitable Trusts, gave opening remarks congratulating the new grant recipients, followed by Center executive director Paula Marincola's announcement of the full list of grantees. Marincola led the room in a toast to their achievements, remarking, "All of you in this room represent what makes the Philadelphia region such a vibrant hub for arts and culture, and we are gratified to support your work."


Paula Marincola, Executive Director, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announces the 2018 grantees. Photo by Sabina Sister.

You can see more notable moments from the festive evening below and in our Facebook album here.


From left to right: Barbara Dufty Carolyn Lucas, and Anne Dechene, all of Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo by Sabina Sister.


Mike Barsanti of The Library Company of Philadelphia. Photo by Sabina Sister.


Jennifer Barr of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Gbahtuo Comgbaye, and 2018 Pew Fellow Zaye Tete. Photo by Sabina Sister.


Laura Bardwell and Emily Snedden Yates of The college of Physicians of Philadelphia. Photo by Sabina Sister.


Imran Siddiquee and Samip Mallick of South Asian American Digital Archive. Photo by Sabina Sister.

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