Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company among those to benefit from Pew Center grants

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has awarded 45 grants totalling USD8.7m (€7.5m) for cultural organisations in and around Philadelphia. This includes 12 Pew Fellowships and 33 project grants.

Pew Fellowships provide USD75,000 to artists across music, dance, theatre, literature and the visual arts. Violinist Diane Monroe, choreographer Leah Stein and poet Ursula Rucker are among the notable beneficiaries.

As for project grants, awards of up to USD300,000 are available. Successful applicants this year include the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, who will create a new participatory dance piece; the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, who will offer a concert series exploring the history of the art song; and Temple Contemporary who, in partnership with theatre group 600 HIGHWAYMEN, will pair up 1,000 Philadelphians for one-on-one guided conversations.

“The ambitious and imaginative work of Philadelphia’s artists and institutions will offer audiences outstanding cultural experiences in the year ahead,” said Pew Center executive director Paula Marincola. “We are very gratified to continue to support the region’s vibrant cultural community through our annual grant-making.”

A full list of recipients is available online.