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Philadelphia Arts and Culture
In the arts and culture arena, Pew supports organizations, artists, and projects that inspire, educate, and entertain diverse audiences throughout the Philadelphia region.

Through the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, The Pew Charitable Trusts encourages arts and cultural organizations to take innovative approaches in programming, audience engagement, and organizational management. Each fall, the center awards financial support for cultural programs and fellowships through a competitive peer-review process.

Pew also provides support for special, specific projects that enhance Philadelphia’s cultural vibrancy and improve the city’s broader economic outlook. And we partner with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to enhance audience engagement among the Philadelphia region’s arts and culture organizations.

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Philadelphia's Arts Community Adapts, Inspires, and Recovers

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It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges for the Philadelphia region’s cultural sector over the past 10 months. The resilience that the community, its leaders, and individual practitioners have shown—and continue to show—in the face of enormous stress has been remarkable. From quickly moving in-person exhibitions and events to virtual formats to adapting facilities to operate according to safety guidelines, the sector’s collective creativity and flexibility in finding new ways to engage broad and diverse audiences have been inspirational.

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Over $10.5 Million for Philadelphia Artists, Organizations

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced 41 grants today in support of the Philadelphia region’s artists and cultural organizations for exceptional programs, events, and artistic work.

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From Idea to Art: Exploring the Creative Process

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From Idea to Art: Exploring the Creative Process

The creative process for artists can seem mysterious—what sparks an artist’s initial idea and how does that idea become reality?

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How the Arts in Philadelphia Inspired Us in 2019

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In 2019, The Pew Charitable Trusts continued its commitment to supporting dynamic cultural programs and visionary local artists through The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. In this video, take a look back at some of the year’s most imaginative and ambitious performances, exhibitions, and public programs produced by the Center’s grantees and fellows, who have helped make the Philadelphia region a vital hub for arts and culture while invigorating civic life in Pew’s hometown.

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Center for Arts & Heritage Announces New Unrestricted Funds for Grantees

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Center for Arts & Heritage Announces New Unrestricted Funds for Grantees

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25 Years of Support for Local Artists

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25 Years of Support for Local Artists

2017 marked 25 years of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, which awards unrestricted grants to 12 local artists annually.

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