Hank Willis Thomas.

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Announces Grantees for 2015

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage has announced the recipients of its grants supporting Philadelphia’s cultural organizations and artists for 2015. More than $9.6 million will provide funding for twelve new Pew Fellowships, thirty-four project grants, and three advancement grants. Pew Fellowships provide awards of $75,000 each.

This year’s fellows include poet Yolanda Wisher, musician Chris Madak, and artist Micah Danges. A project grant was awarded to artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who in collaboration with the Association for Public Art will install an interactive public artwork of twenty-seven kinetic sculptures on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Another project grant will fund an exhibition of the fashion photographer Charles Sheeler’s work at the James A. Michener Art Museum. A third grant is supporting the artist Hank Willis Thomas’s recreation of a city block with a series of photographs of North Philadelphia’s residents at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

The full list of grantees, projects, and grants can be found here.