The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Pew Fellowships in the Arts announced the names of 12 new fellows, each of whom will receive a $60,000 award.
Five of the recipients work within the field of music: jazz violinist/composer/arranger John Blake, Jr.; jazz pianist/composer/arranger Orrin Evans; violinist/classical Arab musician Hanna Khoury; solo theater artist/sound designer/composer James Sugg; and multi-instrumentalist/producer/songwriter Charles “Chuck” Treece.
Pew Fellowships in the Arts provides “no strings attached” fellowships of $60,000 over 1-2 years to artists of exemplary talent in the five-county Philadelphia area. Artists are selected based on the merit of their work, dedication to their professional practice, and the potential impact that the fellowship will have on their subsequent creative endeavors. Fellowships may be awarded to artists at any stage of their career development—this year’s fellows range in age from 32 to 85—and to artists working in a wide range of aesthetics and traditions.
This year marks the first cycle of Pew fellows chosen through a new multi-level review process through which artists were nominated and invited to apply to the program. In addition, for the first time in PFA’s history, artists working in any discipline(s) could be considered in the same year. This process resulted in a highly diverse group of new fellows.
For the complete list of 2010 Pew Fellows in the Arts and full artist descriptions, please visit www.pcah.us/fellowships
(—condensed from the press release)