Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Invites Applications for Project Grants – Feb 23

Posted by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on February 1, 2022

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, dedicated to fostering a vibrant and diverse cultural community in Greater Philadelphia.

To that end, the center invites applications for project grants in its Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and Performance programs. Projects must deliver distinctive, high-quality, and meaningful cultural experiences to communities in the Philadelphia region and reflect an organizational commitment to multiple perspectives and inclusive practices in program design, development, and impact. Recognizing the fluid boundaries in the presentation and interpretation of material and visual culture and in performance, the Center has two areas of funding with the same goals for cultural production:

Exhibitions & Public Interpretation: Includes public display and/or interpretation of artworks, historical artifacts, scientific objects, living collections, archives, buildings, stories, or ideas; film, video, or other time-based media presentations and technology platforms; and all other forms of exhibitions and public cultural interpretation, including those that take place in public spaces, online, and/or make use of participatory strategies.

Performance: Includes original works or new treatments of existing works in all performance forms, including those drawn from archival sources; film, video, and other moving-image performance works whose development and public presentation is interpreted through the project’s performative intentions; distribution and installation of performances using experimental media or technology platforms; and performances in public spaces, online, and/or making use of participatory strategies.

Maximum allowable grant requests for all project grants are dependent on organizational budget size and range from $75,000 to $300,000. Organizations with an operating budget minimum of $1 million and that meet additional criteria may be eligible to apply for project grants up to $400,000. Up to three organizations may pool their individual grants towards a collaborative effort, not to exceed $800,000 in total.

Applicants must be located in the five-county Philadelphia area of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties; have 501(c)(3) designation; have a minimum annual budget of $150,000; and have paid, professional artistic and managerial project staff. Applicants with parent organizations (such as libraries and departments/schools at academic institutions) must submit a letter of commitment from a governing official at the time of LOI submission.

All applicants are required to schedule an appointment to discuss their LOI project idea with Center senior program staff on or before February 23, 2022. To schedule an appointment, or for questions, please email Applicants must then submit a 150-word written distillation of their idea by March 2, 2022. Upon review, selected applicants will be notified of eligibility to submit a full Letter of Intent, with a deadline of April 8, 2022.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage website.

Link to complete RFP.

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