25 Years of Pew Fellowships in the Arts: Looking Back, Looking Forward


Annabeth Rosen, 1992 Pew Fellow, The Big Studio, installation view at University of California Davis, 2010. Photo by Christopher Woodcock.

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s executive director, Paula Marincola, and Pew Fellowships director, Melissa Franklin, reflect on a quarter-century of direct support to artists—how we got started, how the program has evolved, and what we’ve learned.

Since 1992, the Fellowships program has invested annually in the Philadelphia region’s most talented artists working in all disciplines. Fellowships, currently $75,000, are awarded each year to 12 artists working in the five county Philadelphia region. As of 2016, the Center has awarded over $17.2 million to 323 artists and artist teams.

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